Little known to the public, a group of public and private stakeholders convene annually to scrutinize measures that influence how large sums of taxpayer-funded healthcare dollars are spent.
A proposed California bill would require providers statewide to report deaths caused by antimicrobial-resistant infections.
Three kinds of infections declined, but not to target levels. And rates for certain urinary tract infections didn't fall at all.
The bucket that sparked a viral social-media campaign and helped raise more than $50 million to fight Lou Gehrig's disease now has a new home at the Smithsonian Institution.
In previously proposed legislation, the HHS nominee sought to grant physician groups final say over quality measures and comparative-effectiveness research.
The demand for bundled payments has come primarily from employers, who want predictable medical costs and better quality of care for employees, UnitedHealthcare said.
At first, Vincent Karst, 55, was recovering well from his open-heart surgery in March 2015. He resumed the activities he enjoyed, such as visiting car shows and eating out. But some months later, his condition mysteriously deteriorated.
Henry Ford is one of dozens of other hospitals, medical groups and nursing homes nationally that have dropped out of the bundled-payment model program over the past three years for a variety of reasons.
Those of us who spend our time thinking about the fate of the nation's health and healthcare system have no shortage of things to be thankful for this holiday season.
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Modern Healthcare went to Nebraska to talk to the people served by the Indian Health Service hospital that lost its certification and federal funding last year because of substandard care. Native Americans are losing confidence in the federal agency bound by treaties to care for them.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is quietly fueling research that's shaping the fundamentals of healthcare. Modern Healthcare spoke with AHRQ Director Dr. Andy Bindman about the agency's work, its influence, and the perks and perils of running a little-known federal agency.