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Quality of care doesn't improve at hospitals that employ physicians

Quality of care doesn't improve at hospitals that employ physicians

By Maria Castellucci  |  September 21, 2016

A study in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine found quality of care was largely the same at hospitals that directly employ physicians compared to those that do not. In a growing upward trend, hospitals nationwide are employing physicians and buying medical practices.

Millennials say they lack time to devote to health

By Maria Castellucci  |  September 21, 2016

A survey from Novant Health asked 419 millennials questions about their health and lifestyle. About 66% of respondents reported they would take better care of themselves if they had more time.

CMS' voluntary bundled-payments program delivers mixed results

By Elizabeth Whitman  |  September 19, 2016

Because the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative is so new—and purely voluntary—it is too soon to draw broad conclusions about bundled payments' effectiveness in improving healthcare quality while lowering costs.

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.

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