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- Are you part of the 7%?
Physician payment transparency was a hot topic this week, with the release of a year’s worth of Medicare payment data. With that in mind, I ran some more early numbers from the MSP Salary Survey. This survey is still open, so these results may shift somewhat, but a clearer picture is emerging as MSPs weigh in.
- Hospital may face sanctions for allegedly ignoring complaints about surgeon
An orthopedic surgeon accused of slapping anesthetized patients on the buttocks and making crude comments about them faces possible criminal charges, and the Syracuse, N.Y. hospital that reportedly ignored staff complaints about his behavior may be sanctioned, according to Syracuse.com.
- Insurer bets on PCPs to cut hospitalizations, costs
Primary care physicians (PCP) are in a difficult spot these days. Paid less than specialists, many jam their schedules with 15-minute appointments to bring in cash. Hospitals are buying up clinics, and some independent physicians are eager to join and leave the business-side headaches to someone else.
- Countdown to ICD-10?
This Editor’s Note is from a blog by William F. Mills, MD, MMM, CPE, FACPE, FAAFP, senior vice president of quality and professional affairs for Upper Allegheny Health System and co-author of The Medical Executive Committee Manual. His post sums up the sentiment around our office regarding the postponement of ICD-10’s implementation. Is this postponement a big relief for your medical staff department? A nonevent?
- N.Y. grants greater autonomy to NPs
Nurse practitioners (NP) in New York will be able to operate more independently of physicians under a bill slated to become law as part of the state budget enacted earlier this week. The Nurse Practitioners Modernization Act will remove the requirement of a written practice agreement between an experienced NP and a physician as a condition of practice. The law will take effect Jan. 1, 2015.
- More evidence that PAs are in demand
Physician Assistants (PA) were among the most-placed healthcare providers last year, based on hiring activity from over 200 hospitals and healthcare systems nationwide, according to an annual report from the Medicus Firm. The percentage of rural placements, female physicians, and DOs also increased nationally. The Medicus Firm releases its annual provider placement summary report to track employers' hiring habits and monitor existing and emerging trends in physician recruiting and the healthcare workforce.
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