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CIGNA, New York Physician Group Launch Accountable Care Initiative

January 11, 2012
Under the program, registered nurses employed by 71 Weill Cornell primary care physicians will serve as clinical care coordinators, using patient-specific data provided by CIGNA to identify and reach out to patients discharged from the hospital who might be at risk for readmission, patients who may be overdue for important health screenings or those who may have skipped a prescription refill.
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Study Notes Medical Malpractice Insurance Market to Evolve with Health Care Changes

January 4, 2012
Changes in health care delivery will drive changes in the marketplace, including an ongoing shift from physicians practicing alone or in small groups toward practicing in multispecialty and multistate physician networks, or physicians working in practices purchased and operated by hospitals and integrated regional health care organizations, according to the Moody's analysis.
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How Does Wellness Affect the Bottom Line?

January 4, 2012
We are planning a program next year to focus on health and wellness as a key strategic element of our economic growth. Is there any conclusive evidence to support the idea that wellness produces a direct financial gain? —Health-Conscious, clinical director, health care, Cleveland
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