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Filling an urgent need
The Buffalo News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
After years of watching patients with minor ailments languish in his emergency room while those with life-threatening conditions were seen, Dr. Siva Reddy embarked on opening a walk-in clinic with extended hours to treat patients with urgent but nonlethal afflictions. More

5 key business growth strategies for ASCs in 2012
Becker's ASC Review    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A recent webinar titled "ASCs – Key Strategic and Business Issues for 2012" discussed five key factors in strengthening an ASC's profitability and internal growth. 1. Focus on ongoing physician recruitment. Recruiting new physician investors is one of the most important aspects of growing an ASC, said Jeff Peo, vice president of acquisitions and development at ASCOA. Physician recruitment should be an ongoing, full time process that relies heavily on input from existing partners. More

Hospitals already making big changes ahead of health care reforms
Los Angeles Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Much of the health care reform law doesn't take effect for nearly two years, but hospital executives say they literally cannot afford to wait. The video helps explain why. Throughout California, hospitals are cutting costs and trying to avoid duplication in anticipation of unprecedented changes that will affect their bottom line. Those changes, most driven by the health care law, are forcing hospital executives into new partnerships with doctors and and a new way of thinking about care. More

Illinois bills would increase physician licensing fees to fund regulatory oversight activities
Becker's Hospital Review    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Two bills introduced to the Illinois General Assembly would double physician licensing fees to $200, which would go toward increasing regulatory oversight of physician conduct, according to a Crain's Chicago Business report. The fees would go toward a fund designed to offset the cost of regulatory activities by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.  More

Kaiser doctor blows whistle on patient care
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A doctor is suing Kaiser Permanente in state court claiming the nonprofit HMO fired her for complaining about patient care and blowing the whistle on Kaiser's "for-profit" agenda. Barbara Zipkin, who had 30 years with Kaiser Foundation Hospitals as an OGBYN surgeon before being terminated, says hospital administrators retaliated against her following a meeting where she complained about inadequate staffing levels and substandard patient care due to inadequate examination time allotments. More
 

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