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ICD-10 testing: CMS announces dates, pubs guidance

A new ICD-10 end-to-end testing period for providers, as well as associated guidance for testing, was revealed this week by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

More states expand authority for advance-practice nurses

More and more states are jumping on the bandwagon of expanding the role of advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) to improve healthcare outcomes and make up for the looming physician shortage.

Are Teaching Health Centers a better way to train primary care physicians?

If primary care isn't practiced in hospitals, why does future primary care physician training take place in them? That's the question raised by Bruce Koeppen, M.D., founding dean of the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University, in a recent column for  LiveScience.  

Why the physician-patient relationship is not one-on-one

There's a coincidental theme running through a few of this week's top stories, and it has to do with the challenge of relating to patients when they're not quite themselves. Let's...

Medical groups decry missed opportunity to repeal SGR

Medical professionals blasted last week's fe deral budget deal  for failing to address the controversial sustainable growth rate payment formula,  MedPageToday  repo rts.

4 paths to smoother patient collections

Patient co llections  represent a burgeoning financial and administrative challenge for practices. Fortunately, a recent co lumn  from  Medical Economics  editorial advisory board member Robert C. Scroggins, offers four simple yet underused strategies for streamlining this process

2015 to be 'year of education and training' for ICD-10 efforts

Despite the seemingly constant threat of another delay to ICD-10, hospitals and physician practices would be wise to forge ahead with implementation, writes Deborah Grider, a healthcare consultant and current president of the Indiana Health Information Management Association.

No satisfaction: Nurses' salaries remain flat

Though hiring in healthcare continues to move at a brisk pace, the industry's overall growth doesn't translate to improving nurses'  compensation, a new report suggests.

Women in healthcare IT must lead the way for others

Women continue to make a big impact in many industries, including healthcare, but when it comes to them holding leadership positions there is still progress to be made.

4 ways healthcare leaders can manage expertise

Healthcare facilities, like other organizations, experience a brain drain when highly trained employees retire. But there are steps industry leaders can take to lessen the blow of losing their brightest minds, according to a  Hospitals & Health Networks  article.