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- House Okays Doc Fix, Bill Sent to White House for Signature
After several days of waiting and seeing what would happen with the Senate's jobs bill, the House decided in a lopsided 417-1 vote on Thursday evening to approve the measure (HR 3962) that would postpone (until Nov. 30) a 21% cut in Medicare and TRICARE reimbursements to physicians.
- Looking At Medical Schools From A Different Perspective
At first glance, you don't quite believe it when you read the findings of a recent study that examined U.S. medical schools for their collective social consciousness.
- SICU Psychosis: Prevent Delirium to Improve Prognosis and Stem Soaring Cost
There's now recognition that SICU psychosis, or persistent delirium, can affect a patient's prognosis as a disease process separate from the admitting diagnosis.
- Healthcare Workers Wonder: How Did We Ever Live Without Our i-Devices?
I recently asked a group of healthcare workers "What's the one technology you can't live without?" It probably won't come as a big surprise that many of the answers began with the lowercase letter "i."
- It is Time to Act
With the signing of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, along with the Health Care and Education Affordability Reconciliation Act, major change will be coming to the way healthcare is organized, delivered, and managed in the United States. Healthcare leaders have been dealing with constant change for the past 30 years, but now the rate of change will need to accelerate in order to achieve success in a reformed healthcare environment.
- Senate Again Fails to Approve Fix to 21% Cut; Payment Reductions to Begin
Physicians hoping to see a postponement at last of a 21% cut in Medicare and TRICARE reimbursements faced disappointment on Thursday as the Senate failed to pass a new "doc fix" amendment to the jobs bill (HR 4213).
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