Hope fades that Congress will fix SGR formula this year; Hospitals face growing physician turnover;

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> Hope fades that Congress will fix the Sustainable Growth Rate payment formula this year as lawmakers object to bill language and approach, according to the Associated Press. Article

> As more hospitals employ physicians directly, they confront a growing and potentially costly problem: nore physician turnover, according to the Dallas Business JournalArticle

> In New Mexico, it appears Medicaid enrollment under the ACA will meet or exceed expectations, with more than 100,000 signed up to date, the Albuquerque Journal reports. Article

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> Almost half of all American adults believe one or more medical conspiracy theories, according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Such theories include being kept away from natural cures, and a definitive link between autism and childhood vaccinations. Article

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> Are doctors suffering at the hands of the Herzberg principle--which says that the best way to discourage workers is to subject them to policies and procedures that don't make sense? An article in the Atlantic explores how changes in the healthcare payment model, health IT and the doctor-patient relationship discourage physicians. Article

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