Dr. Simon Bramhall, who burned his initials into patients' livers during transplant operations, was fined 10,000 pounds ($13,600) this month and ordered to perform community service, according to the Associated Press.
Providers and payers say CMS' Meaningful Measures initiative is a step in the right direction, but uncertainties still remain around which measures actually matter.
About 91% of the ACOs in non-risk bearing tracks in 2016 would have saved an additional $966 million overall if they were in a contract with downside risk, according to an Avalere Health analysis released Thursday.
UCLA Health rethought its approach to how it sends patients FIT kits, an at-home test patients can take to screen for colon cancer.
A report touted this week by the American Osteopathic Association shows an 85% increase in osteopathic medical students since 2007.
Connecticut's highest court ruled on an issue that most people may think is already settled, saying doctors have a duty to keep patients' medical records confidential and can be sued if they don't.
Of the 561 ACOs in the Medicare shared savings program this year, 101 are in a downside risk-based contract, up from 42 ACOs that were in such contracts in 2017.
Physicians generated $2.3 trillion in economic activity and nearly 12.6 million jobs in 2015, according to an American Medical Association report. The group's president says the report is designed to push back against states that are creating difficult practice environments.
The American College of Physicians has created an initiative designed to promote physician wellness and reverse the rising rate of clinician burnout.
A federal lawsuit says Duke University and the University of North Carolina have agreed not to compete in one prestigious area: the market for highly skilled medical workers.
"Year One: Making an MD" is a new podcast that follows four students at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell in Hempstead, N.Y., as they learn basic procedures and hone their bedside manner.
While many healthcare industry groups are unhappy about the Republican tax cut bill, primary-care physicians and dentists in independent practices may be smiling because they could see sharply lower personal taxes.