Challenges of recruiting rural docs; How practices can prepare for ICD-10;

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> Physicians who are ill-informed about opioids may be unintentionally contributing to their misuse, according to new research published in the Clinical Journal of Pain. Abstract

> While outgoing and incoming generations of rural doctors both strive to help people, newcomers' vision for doing so most likely involves working for someone else, according to an article from the Columbia Daily Tribune. Article

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> Cultural competency and understanding of different cultures' perspectives on healthcare are increasingly non-negotiable for nurses, particularly in diverse areas of the country, according to a report at Article

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> States should proceed with caution if they decide to set up state-based marketplaces, according to a recent article from the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), because performance benchmarks and start-up costs vary greatly. Article

Health IT News

> Many physician practices are ill-prepared for ICD-10, and health systems must ensure the right tools are in the hands of those who need them most, according to Bill Reid, senior vice president of product management and partners at SCI Solutions. Article

And Finally… Bambi pulls into the lead! Article