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Q&A: 'If Mayo was a high-cost provider, we would be cut out of many of these networks'

Q&A: 'If Mayo was a high-cost provider, we would be cut out of many of these networks'

By Modern Healthcare  |  September 24, 2016

Even though Mayo Clinic has been ahead of the curve in studying how to measure and reward value in healthcare delivery, it isn't immune to challenges such as physician burnout and the mounting pressure to reduce costs and adopt value-based payment models. Mayo President and CEO Dr. John Noseworthy...

Doctors debate the source of van Gogh's malady

Doctors debate the source of van Gogh's malady

By Modern Healthcare  |  September 24, 2016

A year after cutting off his left year, suffering subsequent breakdowns and spending time in an asylum, Vincent van Gogh died of a gunshot wound—an apparent suicide. The world has wondered ever since what ailed him. Recently, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam created a full exhibition and...

Rapid adoption of bundled payments remains an act of faith

Rapid adoption of bundled payments remains an act of faith

By Elizabeth Whitman  |  September 22, 2016

The dearth of data about the effectiveness of this payment model raises concerns for some, even as the government plows ahead with its voluntary and mandatory bundled-payment programs.

Peterson Center launches initiative to improve primary care

By Shelby Livingston  |  September 22, 2016

The Peterson Center on Healthcare is launching an initiative to improve quality of care, patient satisfaction and reduce costs at three primary-care practices. But unlike a similar CMS effort, the Peterson initiative does not seek to reform the way providers are paid.

Quality of care doesn't improve at hospitals that employ physicians

Quality of care doesn't improve at hospitals that employ physicians

By Maria Castellucci  |  September 21, 2016

A study in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine found quality of care was largely the same at hospitals that directly employ physicians compared to those that do not. In a growing upward trend, hospitals nationwide are employing physicians and buying medical practices.

Pediatricians advise providers to stop prescribing painkiller codeine

By Maria Castellucci  |  September 19, 2016

The American Academy of Pediatrics is urging providers and parents to stop administering the painkiller drug codeine to children after reviewing evidence of adverse health effects, including death. It was prescribed to more than 800,000 children under 11 from 2007 to 2011.

WebMD taps Zatz for CEO position

WebMD taps Zatz for CEO position

By Shelby Livingston  |  September 19, 2016

Dr. Steven Zatz, president of WebMD Health Corp., has been tapped to serve as the health information provider's new CEO, as current top executive David Schlanger exits the company after three years at the helm, WebMD announced Monday. The company's stock price fell following the news.

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