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Physicians, patients define high-value care differently

Physicians, patients define high-value care differently

By Maria Castellucci  |  December 08, 2017

A recent survey found that in defining high-value care, patients emphasize costs and convenience while doctors see relationships and patient outcomes as better indicators of value.

Ambulatory services driving healthcare job growth

Ambulatory services driving healthcare job growth

By Tara Bannow  |  December 08, 2017

Growth in ambulatory services including physicians' offices and outpatient clinics accounted for most of the seasonally adjusted nearly 30,000 jobs added to the healthcare sector in November.

Prosecutors insist eye doc stole $136 million from Medicare

Prosecutors insist eye doc stole $136 million from Medicare

By Associated Press  |  December 08, 2017

Either Dr. Salomon Melgen is one of the biggest Medicare swindlers ever, stealing more than $100 million from the federal healthcare program, or a penny-ante thief who walked off with $64,000.

Report finds Medicare willing to pay for primary care in new ways

Report finds Medicare willing to pay for primary care in new ways

By Tara Bannow  |  December 07, 2017

Medicare is increasingly willing to pay primary-care physicians to manage complex patients using new billing codes and demonstration projects, which a new Urban Institute report says may narrow the pay gap between primary-care physicians and specialists.

Doctor tied to Sen. Menendez case set for fraud sentencing

By Associated Press  |  December 04, 2017

Prosecutors say a prominent Florida eye doctor accused of bribing Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey should get a 30-year sentence for a separate Medicare fraud scheme that they say stole more than $100 million from the federal government.

53% of docs still not transitioning to value-based care

53% of docs still not transitioning to value-based care

By Virgil Dickson  |  November 29, 2017

Most doctors surveyed for a joint AAFP and Humana report said they are not actively pursuing value-based purchasing opportunities because they aren't sure they actually improve patient care.

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