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Safety

Data Points for May 25, 2015

Data Points for May 25, 2015

Data Points for the week of May 25, 2015, covered the following topics: Paying physicians based on quality, infections from contaminated duodenoscopes, nursing home quality ratings, TV ads for children for poor quality food

Quality

Commentary: Defined-contribution model would improve care

Commentary: Defined-contribution model would improve care

Douglas Holtz-Eakin, president of the American Action Forum and a former Congressional Budget Office director, writes that Medicare and Medicaid have an obligation to provide high-quality care to America's seniors and low-income beneficiaries, and they must be made financially sustainable.

Clinical Practice

Cancer docs back bundled pay

A payment reform strategy offering consolidated billing codes and bundled cancer-care payments aims to “fundamentally restructure” the way cancer care is paid for in the U.S.

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