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)
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.
Third Time Not the Charm for Obamacare Repeal
Following an action-packed morning in the Senate, the latest attempt to repeal Obamacare failed after three Republicans voted against the effort.
U.S. Healthcare Rated Last Among Developed Countries
A study looking at care process, access, administrative efficiency, and outcomes ranks U.S. healthcare system last across the board.
Medicaid Cuts Maintained in New Obamacare Repeal Bill
Senate GOP leadership released a revised version of its healthcare bill, upping opioid crisis capital, among other changes, but Medicaid funding is still due to be cut.
Criminal Investigation Trends in Healthcare
A lawyer lays out three trends from upcoming investigations and criminal cases that physicians should keep in mind.
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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