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Feature Article
What it Would Take for Physicians to Consider ACOs

Vox MediciAccountable care organizations have tripled since 2011, pushed both by Medicare and commercial insurers. We set out to find out how familiar physicians were with different types of accountable or value-based care payment models and how they felt about them. Check out the results of our study and find out how much income respondents were willing to risk in an accountable care arrangement in exchange for savings bonuses.

What would it take for you to participate in an ACO? Share your risk-reward formula in our comments section.

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Specialty Spotlight
Cardiologists vs. Hospitalists: Is the Readmissions Study Accurate?Specialty Spotlight

A new study by the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation claims that cardiologists do a better job than hospitalists at reducing readmissions, albeit at a greater cost. Is it fair to compare cardiology outcomes with the much larger and more diverse population that hospitalists see? Share your thoughts in our comments section by clicking on the link below.

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October Poll Results
Who has the better healthcare plan?

Governor Romney took a large early lead in the poll, by almost 20 points, but at poll closing on November 7, he maintained only a 2.6 percent lead. Take a look at the results and comments from respondents.

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In The News
Honor a Physician for Medical Missions Work Through the Mission:MD Awards

Through the daily work we do with thousands of doctors like you, we know you are a giving group. To honor the contributions you make, we are sponsoring the Mission:MD Awards to honor physicians who give back in their community and around the world through medical missions work. Two honorees (for domestic and international service) will be selected. Each honoree will receive $5000 to donate to his or her chosen medical mission organization. Nominations, including self nominations, can be completed by clicking here or on the button below.

Deadline: December 14, 2012
Questions? Visit our FAQ or contact us at or by phone at 678.992.1263

Nominate a Top Facility for Locum Tenens Work, Win $500

At, our mission is to offer you the best assignments at the best facilities. No one knows what makes a facility "the best" better than you. Nominate your top three favorite facilities for locum tenens work. The winning facility will get $1,000 toward the charity of their choice, and the nominator will win a $500 American Express gift card.

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