Providers and insurers are among healthcare leaders lobbying Congress and the Trump administration to continue to push Medicare into value-based payment models that require costly technology to track quality metrics. Those investments could be lost if the models end.
A prominent former New York City emergency room doctor has been sentenced to two years in prison after pleading guilty to sexually abusing four women who had been his patients.
Half of healthcare systems get some or most of their reimbursement under contracts that put them at risk for the cost and quality of care, according to a new KPMG survey. The results are somewhat more upbeat than a Modern Healthcare survey last June.
Dr. Gilbert Padula is Summa Health System's new medical director for the Summa Health Cancer Institute, starting Jan. 30.
Cuban health officials spent the week visiting some health clinics in Chicago to mark the launch of a 24-month initiative aimed at sharing best practices in providing community-based care in under-resourced neighborhoods.
Bucking outcry from providers, the CMS has finalized a rule related to pass-through payments in Medicaid managed care. The rule would block billions in supplemental funding to safety net providers.
The CMS issued a two-year pass to physicians and group practices because of a glitch with quality reporting measures based on a recent update to the ICD-10 diagnosis and procedure codes.
Launched in 2011, Doximity is an online directory of providers that now claims over a half million members. The listings include the name, resume, education and workplace of provider members.
Providers keen to attract millennial patients should make sure to impress them the first time around or risk losing them to another provider, according to a recent study.
Value-based payment is likely to survive under the Trump administration, though who leads these initiatives and how they are structured may change.
The prevailing model for academic medical centers is to own and expand a primary-care network. There is, however, another model—one focused on geography and community need.
Health systems that are sharing their notes view the practice as another step toward achieving full transparency in healthcare, one that builds on opening up access to lab results and X-ray images and helps patients get more involved in their own medical care.