Bundled payments led to a "win-win-win-win" reality for one Texas hospital struggling to contain costs. Listen to the podcast interview. (©ArinaPHabich/Shutterstock.com)
One in Five Americans Experience Medical Errors
There are long-term consequences of medical errors on patients, including emotional distress, financial well-being, and fractured family relationships.
If I Could Change One Thing about Medicine
You're granted one opportunity to change healthcare. What do you do?
ACA Aside: 10 Other Health Policy Items to Consider
Health policy experts say there are numerous concerns, issues, and programs that need Congressional attention besides the Affordable Care Act.
EHR Vendors Seek Clarity from CMS
The HIMSS EHR association submits a letter to CMS, expressing concern and offering suggestions for MACRA payment requirements.
Trump Says Opioid Crisis is National Emergency
President Trump called the opioid epidemic a national crisis, while vowing to spend time, effort, and money to fix it.
Trump Announces Telehealth Initiative at VA
President Trump announced a new telehealth initiative at the VA Health System this week. Also docs are undertreating opioid addiction, researchers say.
Could Physician Ownership Save Healthcare?
Anti-competitive trends and consolidating hospitals purchasing physician practices, are crushing patients with higher costs and poor service.
Healthcare Reform for Rheumatologists, Take-a-Way Lessons
In this interview, Herbert S. B. Baraf, MD, FACP, MACR, provides his take-a-ways from ACR/ARHP 2015 about new reimbursement policies affecting private practice rheumatologists.
Physicians should understand the key features of MACRA and changes that lie ahead, say Duke University healthcare policy experts writing in JAMA
Report: Specialty Drugs Unaffordable for Consumers
If recent trends in specialty drug price increases continue unabated, an increasing number of consumers may be unable to afford specialty medications.
Patients Miss Out When Research Stalls
"At the moment, just publishing the research and presenting it at meetings and writing guidelines doesn't seem to be enough," says Dr. Rachelle Buchbinder.
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