In the News This Week…

Physician Fees, Payments Far Higher in U.S., 9-8-11, MedPage Today

Washington Correspondent Emily P. Walker evaluates a study comparing physician fees and payments in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany and the United Kingdom.

Doctor Fees Major Factor in Health Costs, Study Says, 9-8-11, The New York Times

Writer Robert Pear looks at the study also reported on by Emily Walker (above).

Big practices losing more than $2,000 per physician, 9-7-11, American Medical News

AMedNews staff writer Victoria Stagg Elliott reports on a report by the American Medical Group Association.

Retired doctor provides low-cost medical care, 9-4-11, Charlotte Observer

Writer Mary Canrobert reports on Newton’s Clinic for People Without Health Insurance and its founder, Ben Wofford, MD.

A threat to bioscience and health, 9-2-11, The News and Observer

An op-ed by Sam Taylor, president of the NC Biosciences Organization, on the potential impact of budget cuts to the Medicare program.

Baptist Hospital received $1.34 million in overpayments from State Health Plan, audit finds, 9-7-11, Winston-Salem Journal

Writer Richard Craver reports on the results of a state audit that found NC Baptist Hospital had received $1.34 million in overpayments over a five-year period from the State Health Plan.

E-frauding the government, 9-6-11, The News and Observer/reprinted from the Los Angeles Times

An op-ed by Harvard professor Malcolm K. Sparrow, author of “License to Steal: How Fraud Bleeds America’s Health Care System.”

Duke exclusions anger physicians, 9-2-11, Triangle Business Journal

Writer Jason deBruyn reports on a controversy arising from the elimination of 62 physicians from a list of approved providers in two health insurance programs offered to Duke University and Duke Health System employees.

When Doctors Become Patients, 9-2-11, The New York Times

An op-ed by Eric D. Manheimer, MD, medical director of Bellevue Hospital Center in New York and author of a forthcoming memoir, “Twelve Patients.”

As Sports Medicine Surges, Hope and Hype Outpace Proven Treatments, 9-4-11, The New York Times

Writer Gina Kolata examines why researchers are questioning some of the procedures being used in the fast growing subspecialty of sports medicine.

Kidney disease: A hard message to get across, 9-6-11, The News and Observer/The New York Times

New York Times writer Jane E. Brody examines how many patients fail to understand the seriousness of kidney disease. (Article reprinted by The News and Observer)

 
 

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