A tweak in the way some providers are reimbursed under a new primary-care payment model could deter providers from joining the Medicare initiative known as Comprehensive Primary Care Plus.
The awards will go to community-based organizations to provide hands-on training and education to small practices, especially those in underserved areas.
A new study adds fuel to a crucial debate in the ongoing push away from volume and toward value: whether paying a set price for a procedure drives hospitals and doctors simply to perform more of them.
The Institute for Clinical and Economic Review, the Boston-based not-for-profit whose reports assess the value of drugs for patients, published proposed updates Wednesday to the framework it uses in these evaluations.
When patients visit Dr. Judy Baumhauer in hopes of getting rid of bunions—a painful, bony bump that develops at the base of the big toe—they often have just one question: Will surgery help?
Care transitions are often depicted as a patient's move out of the hospital and to the next destination, such as a post-acute care facility or back home. Far less attention is paid to other transitions in healthcare that quietly shape a patient's health outcomes.
Michigan regulators are reviewing whether to reopen an investigation of the Detroit Medical Center after a dirty surgical tool was intercepted before a surgery just one day after the state ended its investigation at the healthcare system, The Detroit News reported.
Agrawal, an emergency medicine physician, was previously director of the Center for Program Integrity at the CMS.
Since the Affordable Care Act eliminated certain out-of-pocket costs, the mammography rate has increased, according to a study published Monday.
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.
In setting standards for home health agencies to participate in Medicare and Medicaid, the federal agency took steps to bolster patients' rights and drive coordinated, patient-centered care.
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.