Thursday, October 23, 2014

Healthcare Roundtable Announces 2nd Fall Program

Join Us...

Tues., November 18, 2014 | 7:30-9:30 am

Imperial Club, Aventura

As the Healthcare Roundtable addresses...
Professional Liability in the New Health Age

Repeal of Florida’s 2003 tort reform law as well as innovations in medical technology necessitate a re-evaluation of risk management strategies.  

Meanwhile the transformation of healthcare delivery brought on by the ACA, the HITECH Act and health industry economics creates potential new Medical Malpractice liabilities.

Guest Speakers include:

Matt Gracey
, CEO, Danna-Gracey

Michael A. Petruccelli, JD, Partner, Fann & Petruccelli

Alexandru Visan, MD, CEO & Co-Founder, Executive Cortex Consulting

Alicia Robles de la Lama, JD, CHC, LHRM, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, Gastro Health

Moderated by:  Lanny Pauley, COO, Neuroscience Consultants

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Good News, Bad News for Medical Specialists

Ellie Rizzo reports in Becker's ASC Review on the Top 25 Highest Paid Physician Specialties for 2014, (This analysis is based on Medcape's recent survey; the same author reported on the top specialists earlier this year using BLS data which applies different metrics). Regarding the Mescape report, there are no surprises among the Top 5:

1. Orthopedics - $413,000 (2 percent increase)
2. Cardiology - $351,000 (2 percent decrease)
3. Urology - $348,000 (2 percent increase)
4. Gastroenterology - $348,000 (2 percent increase)
5. Radiology - $340,000 (2 percent decrease)

Meanwhile, Kathy McCoy details some challenges ahead for some of these very same specialists in a recent article entitled CMS Puts Away the Carrot and Brandishes the Stick.  According to Ms. McCoy, physicians face potential Medicare income loss of 9% due to PQRS and Value Based Modifier Program reductions plus Meaningful Use penalties. This translates to reductions in Medicare reimbursements of over $20,000 for an average Cardiologist and over $10,000 for a Gastroenterologist in 2017.