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Younger patients more dissatisfied with traditional healthcare

Younger patients more dissatisfied with traditional healthcare

By Harris Meyer  |  February 12, 2019

Millennial and Generation Z consumers are more unhappy than older people with many characteristics of traditional healthcare, such as treatment effectiveness and lack of convenience and responsiveness, a new survey found.

Medicare ACOs loath to assume risky contracts given short deadline to decide

Medicare ACOs loath to assume risky contracts given short deadline to decide

By Maria Castellucci  |  February 02, 2019

About one-third of Medicare ACOs have until Feb. 19 to decide if they want to renew their Medicare Shared Savings Program contract in light of changes made to the program. The ACOs say that's not a lot of time to figure out if they should assume more risk.

Hospital: Doc gave near-death patients excessive pain meds

Hospital: Doc gave near-death patients excessive pain meds

By Associated Press  |  January 16, 2019

An intensive-care doctor at Mount Carmel Health System in Ohio ordered "significantly excessive and potentially fatal" doses of pain medicine for at least 27 near-death patients, sparking two wrongful death lawsuits against the provider.

DMC to add 79 Medicare-funded medical residency slots

DMC to add 79 Medicare-funded medical residency slots

By Jay Greene  |  January 14, 2019

Unlike other major hospitals in Southeast Michigan that self-fund dozens of medical residents and fellows, all 79 residents are expected to be funded by the CMS because Detroit Medical Center has room under its federal resident reimbursement cap number.

ACOs ask for more time before taking on more risk

ACOs ask for more time before taking on more risk

By Robert King  |  January 11, 2019

The CMS is giving new accountable care organizations one month to apply to a new program forcing them to take on more risk. But the providers say that deadline is far too short.

Tennessee physicians win $58 million judgment against Wellmont Health

Tennessee physicians win $58 million judgment against Wellmont Health

By Harris Meyer  |  December 20, 2018

An appeal is expected in a lawsuit in which a physician IPA won a $58 million class-action judgment against Wellmont Health System based on allegations that the system tried to undermine the IPA and signed payer contracts outside the network.

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