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When a hospital closes, can a community's health improve?

When a hospital closes, can a community's health improve?

Hospital closures typically cause upheaval in the communities they leave behind. It is less clear, however, that the closures lead to worse health outcomes for the community at large. A new study suggests at least some patients find better care.

CEO Power Panel poll finds broad support for value-based pay

By Joseph Conn and Michael Sandler  |  May 02, 2015
CEO Power Panel poll finds broad support for value-based pay

More than three-quarters of a representative sample of the nation's top healthcare leadership back the ongoing shift toward value-based payment systems. Yet only 20% are willing to do away completely with the industry's still dominant fee-for-service model.

Editorial: Beware a 21st Century Quackery Act

By Merrill Goozner  |  May 02, 2015
Editorial: Beware a 21st Century Quackery Act

Proposed legislation “modernizing” the Food and Drug Administration's approach to approving breakthrough drugs and devices would undermine the agency's ability to protect the American public from unproven and possibly unsafe new products.



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Medicare payments still lean toward volume, not value

Of the $360 billion in payments Medicare made to providers in 2013, 58% continued to flow through traditional fee-for-service models with no regard for quality or outcomes, according to a new analysis by the employer-backed Catalyst for Payment Reform.

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