Patients left in limbo as more doctors flee Puerto Rico

By Associated Press  |  October 27, 2016

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.

Dr. Rebecca Parker begins term as ACEP president

Dr. Rebecca Parker begins term as ACEP president

By Modern Healthcare  |  October 22, 2016

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.

Assisted-suicide bill passes New Jersey Assembly

By Associated Press  |  October 22, 2016

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.

ER physicians group in Michigan merges with Tennessee management company

By Jay Greene, Crain's Detroit Business  |  October 19, 2016

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.

CMS touts savings, quality under primary-care initiative

By Elizabeth Whitman  |  October 17, 2016

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.

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