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Execs well-paid even as CO-OPs struggle

Though consumer operated and oriented health plans around the country have struggled and even folded, some of their leaders appear to have been well-compensated.

Time to revisit benchmarks for physician pay

It's time to overhaul the current use of the work relative value units to determine how physicians are paid, argues an article in the most recent issue of  HFM   Magazine.

Investment in medical residency programs may help solve doctor shortage

To tackle doctor shortages, some states have shifted their focus to increase the number of residency positions at hospitals in order to have more practicing physicians within their borders, according to  Kaiser Health News.

'Culture Club' helps Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina embrace the unknown

Amid a time of transformation throughout the health insurance industry, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina formed the CIO Culture Club as a way to strengthen employee engagement.

How an interprofessional geriatrics workforce can treat complex, elderly patients

One California hospital is preparing for the "silver tsunami"--the large number of aging patients who will soon seek healthcare services and resources--by training an interdisciplinary workforce on how to care for the elderly.

The gender pay divide: Nurses seek to narrow gap that hurts women's advancement

Wage gaps by gender persist even in the nursing field that has long been dominated by women, but experts say multiple solutions would help narrow them, according to

Labor union balks at Hawaii hospital privatizations

A labor union representing workers at three Hawaiian hospitals has filed suit to block a privatization effort, according to Pacific Business News.

Third-party contraceptive-coverage rules don't violate religious employers' rights, court rules

In another blow to objections to the Affordable Care Act's birth control-coverage mandate, a panel of judges has ruled that religious employers' rights are not violated by rules that require them to provide their employees with contraceptive coverage through third parties.

Report: Culture change must precede ACO, medical home success

Physician practices, especially in primary care, have experienced myriad changes in recent years driven by the Affordable Care Act and other trends. Although the long-term impacts of emerging delivery and reimbursement models remain to be seen, a new survey from The Commonwealth Fund and The Kaiser Family Foundation shows a mixed bag of primary care physician reactions to transformation.

Online review trends reveal doctors' service weak spots

While the majority of online reviews about physician practices are positive, patients who are unhappy with their experiences aren't shy about sharing it. Most types of healthcare providers earn an average of 4 out of 5 stars, according to a review of Yelp data from  ProPublica, but doctor offices got the most critical feedback, with an average rating of 3.6,  NPR  reported.