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Doctors may skip new CMS primary-care payment initiative

Doctors may skip new CMS primary-care payment initiative

By Virgil Dickson  |  August 26, 2016

Despite a looming deadline, the CMS has failed to provide physicians enough information to decide whether to participate in an ambitious initiative meant to improve primary care by placing physician practices in risk-based payment agreements. That, trade groups say, could tank the program.

NIH launches program to study social health disparities

By Elizabeth Whitman  |  August 24, 2016

Two new centers will study the impact of a person's surrounding environment—the family, local community, the healthcare system—on health, rather than homing in on individual factors.

Medicaid doctors get help with quality reporting

Medicaid doctors get help with quality reporting

By Virgil Dickson  |  August 13, 2016

Clinicians in Medicaid are turning to quality-reporting services to help them track managed-care plans' rising demand for patient data, which is driving some physicians from the program.

Data Points for Aug. 15, 2016

Data Points for Aug. 15, 2016

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 13, 2016

Data Points for the week of Aug. 15, 2016, covered the following topics: The CMS' new star ratings for overall quality of hospitals

After 20 years, what's next for hospitalists?

After 20 years, what's next for hospitalists?

By Elizabeth Whitman  |  August 11, 2016

Today, the U.S. has almost as many hospitalists as it does pediatricians. What does the burgeoning of this specialty mean for medicine?

Press Ganey to be bought by private equity firm for $2 billion

Press Ganey to be bought by private equity firm for $2 billion

By Maria Castellucci  |  August 09, 2016

Healthcare consulting firm Press Ganey announced Tuesday that it will be acquired by EQT in a $2 billion all-cash deal. The deal is expected to close by the fourth quarter of 2016, though it does include a "go-shop" period during which Press Ganey can solicit other offers.

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