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Medical Schools Try To Reboot For 21st Century

April 13, 2015 – 2:29 PM |
Medical Students

Medicine has changed a lot in the past 100 years. But medical training has not.
Until now.  Spurred on by the need to train a different …

New Website Helps Pennsylvania Doctors Get Refunds

April 7, 2015 – 1:49 PM |
money refund

Last fall’s Mcare settlement requires that $200 million be returned to physicians, hospitals, and other health care providers. This includes $139 million in refunds for prior …

Medicare Is Stingy In First Year Of Doctor Bonuses

April 6, 2015 – 11:56 AM |
doctors money

Dr. Michael Kitchell initially welcomed the federal government’s new quality incentives for doctors. His medical group in Iowa has always scored better than most in …

Hospitals Update The Hated Hospital Gown

April 1, 2015 – 9:15 PM |
hospital gown

Whether a patient is in the hospital for an organ transplant, an appendectomy or to have a baby, one complaint is common: the gown.
You know …

Changes Coming for Medicare Physician Reimbursement

March 27, 2015 – 10:36 AM |

By Laura Little
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released the payment rates for physician groups participating in the first round of the …

Malpractice Fears Lead Most ER Docs to Order Unnecessary Tests

March 25, 2015 – 9:13 AM |
medical malpractice

By Dennis Thompson, HealthDay Reporter
(HealthDay News) — Nearly all emergency room doctors surveyed order pricey MRIs or CT scans their patients may not need, mainly because they …