Extension of PCP pay raise unlikely; Hospitals embrace data mapping to target 'super users'

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> While some primary care services received a 10 percent pay hike under healthcare reform, it will likely not be extended past 2015, according to MedPageToday. Article

A new Congressional Budget Office report projects that the Affordable Care Act will shrink the workforce by the equivalent of 2 million full-time jobs by 2024. Report (.pdf)

> Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's (R) budget leaves a shortfall of as much as $13.75 million to pay for the privatization of Louisiana State University hospitals, according to the Advocate. Article

Practice Management News

> Less than a third of surveyed primary care physicians currently stock all 11 recommended adult vaccines, according to a study conducted by the Vaccine Policy Collaborative Initiative and published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Article

> Managing the patient-visit cycle gives practices the most potential for profitability and efficiency over any other initiative. In addition, smoother patient flow enhances care and improves safety, according to research from the Commonwealth Fund. Article

And Finally… String theory. Article