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Help wanted: Hospitals, doctors offices should hire more in the next year

Several factors--most notably an anticipated stabilization of Medicare payments to physicians and the new healthcare reform law--are contributing to many experts' opinions that more jobs at both

Physicians uneasy awaiting implementation details on health reform

While reports of the public's attitude toward and understanding of health reform abound, physician feedback has been more anecdotal. But a small survey of central Ohio physicians, while not

Lawmakers in a hurry to test house call comeback

Under the new health reform law, a demonstration project called Independence at Home seeks to test whether house calls represent a viable way to keep elderly patients healthy and cut down on costly

Less-publicized changes in the new health overhaul law that take effect soon

Lesser-known provisions of the new healthcare reform law could help build support in the run-up to the contentious mid-term elections, according to Kaiser Health News. Here are some of the changes

Obama's recess appointment of Berwick as CMS head draws criticism from Republicans

As expected, last night's announcement that President Obama would bypass Senate confirmation and use a recess appointment in naming Dr. Donald Berwick the next head of the Centers for Medicare and

New AMA president up against declining membership, pressure to alter group's stance on health reform

Cecil B. Wilson, MD, an internist and president of the staffs at both Winter Park Memorial Hospital and Florida Hospital, has got his work cut out for him as the newly inducted president of The

Government puts up $75 million toward fixing malpractice system

On June 11, The Department of Health and Human Services' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality announced it awarded $25 million to states and health systems for demonstration projects attempting

Telemed, remote monitoring, robotics, social media represent true health reform

Finally, someone said it. "[P]ublic discourse on health reform is almost entirely focused on the whole [the unsustainable costs and inadequate health outcomes] at the expense of a focus on the parts

Preparation for health reform's changes will dominate conversation in Vegas

Vegas, baby! Hopefully you got the memo; with Nashville still wringing out from a historic flood, the beleaguered event planners at the Healthcare Financial Management Association had to scramble for

GOP hoping to keep debate on health reform law in the spotlight

Republican leaders hoping to eventually repeal the healthcare reform law are finding the situation a tough row to hoe of late, thanks in no small part to continued coverage of the BP oil spill.