The Peterson Center on Healthcare is launching an initiative to improve quality of care, patient satisfaction and reduce costs at three primary-care practices. But unlike a similar CMS effort, the Peterson initiative does not seek to reform the way providers are paid.
In 2012, Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, N.J., saw 22 workplace injuries due to violence. The number rose to 45 the next year and then 55 the year after that. In 2015, when efforts to protect nurses and doctors kicked in, the number dropped to 26. So far this year, Valley Hospital has seen 27...
The CMS will unveil a new web tool that helps clinicians assess the potential impact of merit-based incentive payment systems (MIPS) on their reimbursement. It will also help them evaluate their performance under the system and provide tips to improve scores.
The not-for-profit systems have teamed up to offer patients treatment based on their individual genetic profile using precision medicine, a care model the Obama administration has advocated for as part of its Precision Medicine Initiative.