Mayo Clinic's Arizona CEO Dr. Wyatt Decker says Mayo partnered with Arizona State University to develop a certificate curriculum to train doctors who are equipped to practice 21st century 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.
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.
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.
Modern Healthcare Editor Merrill Goozner recently spoke with NCQA President Margaret O'Kane about recent controversies swirling around quality measurement.
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.
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 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.
The final MACRA rule eases some data-reporting requirements. But it will likely strain small IT vendors who have to tweak platforms to meet certification requirements, and that may derail efforts to make technology more patient-friendly, relevant and specialty-specific.
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.
Psychiatric patients wait disproportionately longer in emergency departments before receiving treatment and experience longer stays compared to other medical patients, according to reports released Monday by the American College of Emergency Physicians.
A little bacteria won't stop Dr. Aaron Carroll. He says he'll gladly eat food that's fallen on the floor. Take that bashers of the five-second rule!