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Nearly 20 Million Misdirected Physician Referrals Lead to Billions in Wasteful Spending

Nearly 20 million misdirected physician referrals in the United States could be leading to billions of dollars in wasteful spending across the country’s healthcare system, according to a new physician survey from Kyruus, an enterprise healthcare solutions company. Massive inefficiencies … finish reading Nearly 20 Million Misdirected Physician Referrals Lead to Billions in Wasteful Spending

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Medical Neighborhood Expectations for Physician Practices: Accountability, Communication

“The reality of today is that the healthcare world as we know it is changing more than any time since the advent of Medicare. Think about how much those rules and regulations, guidelines, etc., have impacted our practice lives,” says … finish reading Medical Neighborhood Expectations for Physician Practices: Accountability, Communication

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HF Patients Treated by Cardiologist Rather Than Hospitalist Have Fewer Readmissions

When heart failure (HF) patients are treated by a cardiologist rather than a hospitalist, their rates of hospital readmissions are lower, according to a new study from the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation (MHIF). Congestive HF is the most common cause … finish reading HF Patients Treated by Cardiologist Rather Than Hospitalist Have Fewer Readmissions

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