The American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association are trying to cut down on duplication and send hospitals to just one source for cardiac accreditation.
The steady departure of pediatricians, surgeons, orthopedists, neurologists and others from the island has become a stampede as the economy shows no sign of improving and financial problems in the territorial health insurance program make it nearly impossible for doctors to stay in business.
Unlike healthcare thought leaders and policy wonks, only a scant few practicing physicians are committed to population health management, value-based care and the “triple aim.”
Mayo Clinic's Arizona CEO, Dr. Wyatt Decker, says Mayo is partnering with Arizona State University to develop a certificate curriculum to train doctors who are equipped to practice 21st century medicine.
Modern Healthcare Editor Merrill Goozner recently spoke with National Committee for Quality Assurance President Margaret O'Kane about recent controversies swirling around quality measurement.
Dr. Rebecca Parker, 47, begins a one-year term as president of the American College of Emergency Physicians, the 38,000-member association representing emergency medicine.
MACRA will fuel demand for the services of a burgeoning crop of vendors that specialize in helping providers collect, analyze and report performance data.
Terminally ill residents with prognoses of less than six months to live would be permitted to obtain prescriptions for drugs to end their lives under a bill just approved by the New Jersey Assembly.
Podcast Q&A: 'We don't have enough data, and we don't have it at the right time,' says NCQA president
National Committee for Quality Assurance President Margaret O'Kane discusses recent controversies swirling around quality measurement, such as the reporting required for its Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set.
The transition time given is an acknowledgement that payment reform will be an evolutionary process that will take many years, but do not mistake this transition year as similar to past laws or policy changes that have been more about delays. The MACRA journey is underway; we are full speed ahead.
Pontiac, Mich.-based DeGarA, an emergency physician group serving 10 hospitals and freestanding emergency rooms in Michigan, has merged into American Physician Partners, a Brentwood, Tenn., ER group that now serves 40 hospitals and ERs in eight states.
The Comprehensive Primary Care initiative has been testing whether paying practices to deliver advanced primary care through better coordination improves health outcomes and saves money.