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.
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.
As head of a financially robust system that includes seven hospitals and a sprawling network of practices and ambulatory centers that stretches from Westchester County to Florida, Dr. Kenneth Davis is attempting to lead Mount Sinai into the new era of population health management and affordable...
The doctors staffing New York City's public hospitals stand to lose out on tens of thousands of dollars in incentive payments because of new standards they say are too high.
Maternal care has the makings of the next frontier for bundled payments—except there's no national regulatory vehicle to help the industry get there.
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 the week of Aug. 15, 2016, covered the following topics: The CMS' new star ratings for overall quality of hospitals
The five-star system as launched underdelivers for consumers and imperils hospitals' journey to improve value for patients.
Today, the U.S. has almost as many hospitalists as it does pediatricians. What does the burgeoning of this specialty mean for medicine?
The new measures nearly double the metrics linked to outcomes for nursing homes' short-term patients.
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.
When choosing a hospital, patients need and deserve meaningful and transparent information about the quality of care an institution will provide. But that is not what they got when the CMS recently released its new hospital overall star ratings, says Dr. Darrell Kirch.