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U.S. Manufacturing's Competitive Advantage

Posted 7:32 PM by
Over the past few decades, many U.S. manufacturing jobs have moved overseas due to competitive disadvantages in the U.S., such as high labor costs and higher business taxes. However, in Manufacturing.net's article Manufacturing Can Be Competitive In The United States, the authors argue that the U.S. still has a strong competitive advantage that should be factored into any outsourcing decision.
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Unexpected Costs in an EHR Implementation

Posted 7:25 PM by
According to a recent article published in Medical Economics, physicians are frequently finding costs of implementing an electronic health record (EHR) system to be above and beyond their original budget for the project. EHR's are becoming much more common and this article provides some good tips for setting an accurate budget for the implementation process.
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Turning a Summer Job into a Future Nest Egg

Posted 7:55 PM by
Do you have a child or grandchild with a summer job? If so, you may want to consider contributing to a Roth IRA for him or her this year.  A contribution can be made up to the child’s annual income, not to exceed $5,000 in keeping with the 2012 Roth IRA contribution maximum.
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Major Changes to the 2013 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Posted 8:21 PM by
Big changes could be coming to Medicare reimbursement methodology and rates for 2013 according to the latest fee schedule released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). While many of the changes appear to have slightly negative effects on reimbursements, the overall plan aims to incentivize the coordination of care among providers and ensure participation in quality of care reporting.
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ICD-10: Implementation Controversy

Posted 3:30 PM by
Implementation and use of the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition, Clinical Modification/Procedure Coding System (ICD-10) continues to be a controversy among health care professionals. This debate will only continue with the one year delay in implementation by the U.S Department of Health and Human Services.
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Manufacturers Successfully Fighting High Unemployment

Posted 6:34 PM by
Unemployment is undoubtedly high in the U.S., and many wonder if there is hope of bringing it down anytime soon. On the flip side, many manufacturing companies are having a hard time finding workers. Those two statements don't seem to make sense when stated back-to-back.
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"Made in America" Comeback Good for Manufacturers

Posted 6:29 PM by
As the U.S. continues to work its way out of the most recent recession and with unemployment remaining fairly high, many consumers are starting to become more aware of where products are being are made. The idea of of buying "Made in America" is growing among consumers, and the timing could not be any better for U.S. manufactures.
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Potential Compliance Issues with Production-Based Physician Compensation Agreements

Posted 6:05 PM by
As many physicians continue to migrate into hospital employment arrangements, administrators need to be aware of potential problems that may arise from production-based employment agreements. A well-executed employment contract is necessary for proper physician integration strategies by health systems.
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Supreme Court Upholds the Individual Mandate

Posted 2:09 PM by
The individual mandate is a tax, not a penalty. That was, in effect, the synopsis of the majority opinion written by Chief Justice John Roberts regarding the landmark health care ruling on June 28, 2012.
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New On-Shoring Trend in the Manufacturing Industry

Posted 4:36 PM by
For many years, off-shoring was an upward trend in the manufacturing industry. Off-shoring jobs to China, for example, was a popular inventory cost control method for many manufacturers as China was seen as cheaper labor.
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