Federal Grants Mark New Cancer Research Era

Louisiana healthcare providers nailed down two of the 65 multi-million dollar research grants the National Cancer Institute awarded nationwide. ...Read More

 



Current Louisiana Medical News

Federal Grants Mark New Cancer Research Era | LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, LSU Health Shreveport, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, National Cancer Institute, Ochsner Health System, Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center, the Feist-Weiller Cancer Center, Willis-Knighton Health System and Desoto Regional Medical Center.
Federal Grants Mark New Cancer Research Era

Louisiana healthcare providers nailed down two of the 65 multi-million dollar research grants the National Cancer Institute awarded nationwide.


 
Olive Oil Compound Could Enhance Chemo | oleocanthol, National Cancer Institute, University of Louisiana at Monroe, extra virgin olive oil, Khalid El Sayed
Olive Oil Compound Could Enhance Chemo

Someday in the not-too-distant future, cancer patients could see smaller, less toxic and more effective chemotherapy dosages thanks to a compound found in extra virgin olive oil and researchers at the University of Louisiana at Monroe.


 
REIMBURSEMENT FOCUS

Reimbursement Revisit | Healthcare Reimbursement, Payment Innovation, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, CMS, Rob Lazerow, Advisory Board Company, Fee-for-Service, Pay-for-Performance, Bundled Payments, Shared Savings Program, ACOs
Reimbursement Revisit

A Look at payment innovation

While physicians and facilities have long had to keep up with different negotiated contract rates among payers, the reimbursement landscape has become much more varied over the last few years as a push toward payment innovation has ushered in a host of reimbursement options ranging from shared savings programs to bundled payments to carrot-and-stick compensation as applied to quality and efficiency metrics.


 
SENIOR HEALTH FOCUS

No Longer Last in Line | Nursing Home, Skilled Nursing Facility, SNF, Rehab, Rehabilitation, Physical Therapy, Senior Care, Long-term Care, LTAC, Post-acute Care, National HealthCare Corporation, NCH, Gerald Coggin
No Longer Last in Line | Nursing Home, Skilled Nursing Facility, SNF, Rehab, Rehabilitation, Physical Therapy, Senior Care, Long-term Care, LTAC, Post-acute Care, National HealthCare Corporation, NCH, Gerald Coggin
Gerald Coggin
No Longer Last in Line

The changing role of SNFs

Just as the notion of what’s considered ‘old’ has changed in today’s society … think ‘70 is the new 50’ … so too has the role and function of skilled nursing facilities.


 
Guest Writers

3D Printing: Just What the Doctor Ordered

For years we have seen 3D printing turn out a multitude of products; jewelry, jet engine parts, remote controls, sneakers.


 
Is A Physician Home Loan Right For You?

This is one of the most common mortgage questions we field. The answer is, it depends. It’s dependent on your personal financial situation and where you are in your career.


 
New State Law: Informed Consent Hierarchy

Healthcare professionals across the state should be aware of recently passed legislation involving Louisiana's informed consent statue.


 
Physician Spotlight

PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT:  Dr. J. Dudley Atkinson, IV | Dr. J. Dudley Atkinson, IV, Ochsner Health System, Naval Postgraduate School, Tulane School of Medicine, LSU School of Medicine, Vans RV-14, Piper Arrow II, Ham radio.
PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Dr. J. Dudley Atkinson, IV

Hamming it up

During his lifetime, Baton Rouge native J. Dudley Atkinson IV has had several incarnations – petroleum engineer, Naval submarine officer, IT entrepreneur.


 
In The News

October 2014
Brief business news items from the local healthcare community.
 



Roundtable: Changing Culture, Leading Strategy at Healthcare Organizations

Organization culture and strategies might be considered "soft" elements of leadership, but they are vital nonetheless. Four healthcare leaders recently joined with HealthLeaders Media to discuss this topic.

Posted Friday, October 24, 2014 6:59 am CDT

Slideshow: Population Health—Are You as Ready as You Think You Are?
This HealthLeaders Media research report shows that for some health systems, hospitals, and physician groups, the ambitious journey to improving the health of defined populations has begun in earnest. But for others, the trek toward innovative new strategies in care delivery has barely left the planning stages. Posted Friday, October 24, 2014 6:55 am CDT

Doctor in New York City is sick with Ebola

A doctor in New York City who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Guinea became the first person in the city to test positive for the virus Thursday, setting off a search for anyone who might have come into contact with him. The doctor, Craig Spencer, was rushed to Bellevue Hospital Center and placed in isolation at the same time as investigators sought to retrace every step he had taken over the past several days. At least three people he had contact with in recent days have been placed in isolation. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which dispatched a team to New York, is conducting its own test to confirm the positive test on Thursday, which was performed by a city lab. Posted Friday, October 24, 2014 6:38 am CDT

Ebola Watch

Here is a daily compilation of the most up-to-date Ebola developments across the globe, as ... Posted Friday, October 24, 2014 12:00 am CDT

CMS Million Dollar Play to Accelerate Clinical Transformation

CMS announced a new program aimed at hastening clinical transformation. The four-year, $840... Posted Friday, October 24, 2014 12:00 am CDT

How Will DeSalvo's Departure Affect Health IT?

A slew of leadership changes at ONC create some challenges and opportunities for the agency... Posted Friday, October 24, 2014 12:00 am CDT

Understanding Blue Shield's Narrow-network Plans
The rules for being an out-of-network provider with California's new healthcare exchange plans just changed. Here's what you need to know. Posted Saturday, October 25, 2014 1:00 pm CDT

Eight Signs of Great Medical Practice Teamwork
If your medical practice staff members aren't doing these eight things, it's time to make teamwork a bigger priority. Posted Saturday, October 25, 2014 12:00 pm CDT

HIPAA and Patient Interactions
Robert M. Tennant of the MGMA explores how to keep patient interactions at your medical practice HIPAA compliant. Posted Saturday, October 25, 2014 10:00 am CDT

New York Ebola patient 'entering next phase of illness'
New York City hospital officials on Saturday said the New York doctor diagnosed with Ebola “is entering the next phase of his illness,” according to the Associated Press.Officials said Dr. Craig Spencer, who contracted the deadly virus while... Posted Saturday, October 25, 2014 8:12 pm CDT

Fiancée of NY Ebola patient to return home
 The fiancee of a New York City doctor who has been diagnosed with Ebola will be allowed to return home under quarantine, according to news reports.Dr. Craig Spencer was diagnosed with Ebola on Thursday, a week after returning from West Africa... Posted Saturday, October 25, 2014 4:49 pm CDT

Quarantined nurse slams 'frightening' treatment
 A healthcare worker who tested negative for Ebola after returning from West Africa this week is criticizing her quarantine treatment at Newark Liberty International Airport.In a first-person account published in The Dallas Morning News on... Posted Saturday, October 25, 2014 3:26 pm CDT