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6 myths about ICD-10 debunked

The deadline for ICD-10 is a little more than a year out, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is working to make sure that myths about the process are squashed.

Hospitals must identify disruptive behavior, encourage etiquette-based medicine

As disruptive behavior among physicians increases, hospital leaders must encourage physicians to practice etiquette-based medicine, and promote a sense of empathy and compassion among staff.

3 ways to get employees to do the right thing

Sometimes in my role as messenger, I relay practice management advice I don't entirely agree with. This week, I shared one physician's rather rigid stance on employee time theft, which essentially amounted to zero tolerance for staff members' personal use of the Internet or cell phones during work time. 

4 signs wellness programs are here to stay

Wellness programs aren't just a fad that employers and insurers are temporarily implementing; they're here to stay, according to a recent survey from Optum Resource Center.

Physician turnover flattens, but more docs retire

Physician turnover stayed at a steady 6.8 percent over the past two years, but the number of doctors that retired from practicing increased drastically, reaching its highest-ever rate of 18 percent in 2013, according to the ninth annual Physician Retention Survey from the American Medical Group Association and Cejka Search.

Prevent employee time theft with clear policies

Worried that your employees spend too much time slacking off? Institute clear policies that spell out exactly how you expect staff to spend office time and what activities are prohibited, advised Joseph S. Eastern, M.D., a New Jersey–based dermatologist,  Oncologypractice.com  reported.

Malpractice settled through DA&O still reportable to National Practitioner Data Bank

Despite the benefits of "disclose, apology and offer" programs as a faster, less costly alternative to malpractice litigation, physicians in states with DA&O laws must still report payouts made on their behalf to the National Practitioner Data Bank,  Medscape Medical News  reported.

6 tips to motivate middle managers

Six main factors motivate managers in healthcare and other sectors--and surprisingly, the desire for advancement falls in the last spot, according to a new survey from Insigniam.

6 success factors for HIE participation by a health system

The participation of health system leadership and timely and accurate communication are among the biggest factors contributing to the success of hospital participation in a health information exchange, according to research published this month in the  Journal of Medical Internet Research – Medical Informatics.

Clinicians must address cost, quality of care to reduce spending

As patients gain more control over their healthcare and demand more of a role in the decision-making process, hospitals, doctors and front-line workers must engage them in conversations about cost and quality care matters, panelists agreed during an Institute for Healthcare Improvement discussion Thursday afternoon.