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July 24, 2017

LinkedIn Survey of Physicians Finds Many Feel Unprepared to Handle Business Side of Practice

A recent LinkedIn survey and related post asked the question: Doctors spend a decade learning how to treat disease, but do they have the skills they need to practice medicine?

July 24, 2017

CHOC Opens New NICU Featuring Private Rooms with Homey Atmosphere

CHOC Children’s Hospital recently opened its new neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with 36 all private rooms, a feature that will allow parents the opportunity to stay close to their newborns receiving intensive care. The 25,000-square-foot unit nearly triples the…

July 24, 2017

Kaiser Permanente Announces Board of Directors for New School of Medicine

Kaiser Permanente announced that the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc. and Hospitals Boards of Directors have appointed a diverse group of leaders to govern the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine, slated to open in 2019.

July 24, 2017

Covered California Delays Annual Rate Announcement Amid Questions Surrounding Fate of ACA

California’s Obamacare exchange scrubbed its annual rate announcement this week, the latest sign of how the ongoing political drama over the Affordable Care Act is roiling insurance markets nationwide.

July 17, 2017

House Passes Bill Limiting Medical Malpractice Damages

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill in late June that would set a federal limit on settlements for patients in medical malpractice lawsuits, keeping “pain and suffering” (non-economic) damages at $250,000.

July 17, 2017

CMS, CDC Joint Program Aims to Prevent Pre-diabetes in Medicare Beneficiaries

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) aim to impact the nationwide diabetes epidemic. Set to begin next year, providers who run Medicare’s year-long programs will be eligible to receive…

July 17, 2017

California Would Face Heavy Job Losses Under BCRA

If it becomes law, the draft Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) proposed by the U.S. Senate to replace the Affordable Care Act could cause an estimated 1.45 million jobs to disappear by 2026 and trigger an economic downturn in all…

July 17, 2017

KUDOS | Orange County

MemorialCare Cancer Institute at Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center Honored for Excellence in Care and Treatment of Lung Cancer Patients | The MemorialCare Cancer Institute at Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center has received official designation as a Community Hospital Center…

July 10, 2017

RAND Study: Federal Program to Help Safety Net Health Centers Adopt “Medical Home” Model for Primary Care Shows Success, Challenges

Most of the federally qualified health centers that participated in a program to help them adopt a "medical home" model of advanced primary care were successful in doing so, according to a new RAND Corporation study published by the New…

July 10, 2017

Physician Moms Report Discrimination; Group to Use Online Health eCareers for Support

A recent survey of nearly 6,000 women physicians states that nearly 80% reported facing disrespect or discrimination related to pay, benefits, promotions, performance evaluations or decision-making roles. Physician mothers reported an even higher rate of unfair treatment. In light of…

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