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Medical homes understaffed for teamwork

During the country's transition period from fee-for-service to value-based reimbursement, medical practices struggle to find financial incentives to hire the right allied health professionals and fully staff a patient-centered medical home (PCMH), according to new research published in the  Annals of Family Medicine.

More physician-MA trust needed to facilitate team-based care

Despite years of industry emphasis on team-based healthcare, patient-centered medical home results are mixed. Practices' failure to optimize working relationships between physicians and medical assistants (MA) may be the missing link, according to a study published in the  Annals of Family Medicine.

Rural hospitals desperately need healthcare workers

Rural health, already in crisis due to many states' failure to expand Medicaid and a federal government proposal to recertify critical access hospitals, now faces another challenge: a desperate need for healthcare workers.  

Specialist nurses help patients manage diabetes

Specialist nurses are a valuable tool in caring for patients with diabetes, according to new research presented at the annual Diabetes UK Professional Conference, reported.

ACA pushes hospitals toward staff increases, locum tenens

To ease the doctor shortage, exacerbated by the influx of new patients under the Affordable Care Act, hospitals and healthcare facilities frequently turn to locum tenens or temporary physicians, according to a new report from Staff Care.

CEO turnover hit all-time high in 2013

Hospital CEO turnover reached a record high in 2013, according to a report from the American College of Healthcare Executives.

HIT workforce training programs: A roundup of successes and complaints

Though funding ended Sept. 30 for the ONC Health IT Workforce Training Programs, the universities and community colleges involved are continuing training, according to an evaluation by the National...

3 simple steps to help save your practice

Running a medical practice is not for the faint of heart. With mounting regulations and flat reimbursements, closure is a real possibility for many small practices. Marc D. Halley, MBA, president and chief executive officer of Ohio-based Halley Consulting Group, should know. With more than 20 years of experience in the physician-practice industry, Halley's expertise comes not just from his work as a consultant, but as someone who's been in your shoes.

Insurance brokers evolve under health reform

Brokers will increase their role as health insurance advisors in the post-reform market as they help both businesses and individuals, PropertyCasualty360 reported.

Why Obama's physician shortage fix may not be enough

President Barack Obama's budget proposal does not go far enough to address the physician shortage. And without solving the shortage, meaningful healthcare reform is impossible, argues an opinion piece in Fortune.