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Accountable Care Organizations: Article for Review, Dose of Reality

28 September, 2010 Posted by John G. Self
The development of an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) is the subject of much discussion and some debate. There is a certain emerging sense of urgency among healthcare leaders regarding ACO creation -- no one knows for sure what the regulatory environment will be like, but they want to be an early adapter lest they lose out to a competitor. That is what I am hearing as I travel around the country visiting with cu Read more»

New Medicare Fraud and Abuse Provisions Under the PPACA

12 July, 2010 Posted by John G. Self
This is a good summary of the government’s increased emphasis on fraud and abuse. By Jeff Weinstein and Scott Honiberg for HealthLeaders Media President Obama recently signed off on legislation that very likely will result in a substantial increase in lawsuits against health care providers. Intended to combat fraud in the Medicare & Medicaid programs, […] Read more»

Violence on the Rise at U.S. Health Care Centers – US News and World Report

10 June, 2010 Posted by John G. Self
Anyone who has worked in healthcare for any period of time has heard about or read the stories -- female patients molested in their rooms by "fake" doctors, warring gang factions trying to finish the assassination job outside the trauma room, or nurses killing patients for God knows what reason. Read more»