Most health systems that responded to Modern Healthcare's Hospital Systems Survey said hiring more physicians either did not materially change their financial performance or actually improved it, a surprising finding given research that shows hospitals lose money on employed physicians.
The massive physician payment rule continues a trend of exempting a large number of doctors from MIPS.
Andrea Walsh took over as CEO in June 2017. It's been mostly smooth sailing for Walsh, but an easy start shouldn't be surprising given Walsh's 23-year tenure at HealthPartners, most recently as executive vice president and chief marketing officer.
The proposed rule for the Medicare physician fee schedule for 2019 offers hints that the CMS will keep focusing on transparency and cost reduction in Medicare.
In a sweeping rule, the CMS is taking multiple steps to reduce documentation requirements on doctors and to pay them for telehealth visits. The proposed rule includes some significant changes to administration of MACRA.
Smartphones and tablets have been with us for about a decade. Fortunately or unfortunately, these devices have become an extension of who we are. We rely on them for just about everything—from taking and sending high-resolution photos to conducting meetings or visiting with family and friends...
The University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville requires addicted patients admitted for medical treatment of drug-use associated infections to submit to tough new conduct rules.
Some medical school leaders worry that minorities will be deterred from pursuing postsecondary degrees.
Some U.S. physicians would like hospitals to consider opening safe-injection sites on their campuses to reduce the chance of addicted patients overdosing on illicit drugs while receiving medical treatment, as two Canadian hospitals recently have done.
Hospitals added 10,600 new jobs in June, a 71% spike in hiring from May, even as healthcare jobs overall dipped.
The CMS is giving provider groups one more week to decide on participating in the CMS' voluntary Bundled Payment for Care Improvement Advanced program. The extension comes after complaints that providers didn't have the claims data needed to make a decision.
Low-value health care—services of low, no, or even negative impact on patients, as well as services delivered in an unsafe or inefficient manner—is pervasive across the globe. Some widely used services are clinically inappropriate for most patients under most circumstances.