The American College of Physicians (ACP) appreciates that the final Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and the Quality Payment Program (QPP) rules for 2019 are responsive to many of the concerns that ACP raised with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
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From 2011 to 2015, there was a reduction in the prevalence of healthcare-associated infections, according to a study published in the Nov. 1 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine
Results of an observational study show that contrary to what might be expected hospitals accredited by independent organizations, such as the Joint Commission, are associated with no better patient outcomes than hospitals reviewed by a state survey agency.
More than one quarter (25.6%) of the authors writing clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) recommending high-priced medications failed to disclose relevant payments from drug companies, according to new research.
To fill gaps in underserved areas, some states are creating new categories of physician licensure, such as Missouri's assistant physician program. An analysis of the program though raises questions about the providers' qualifications and the quality of care they provide.
Amphetamine-related hospitalizations more than tripled from 2003 through 2015, and related costs hospital costs rose fivefold, new research shows. Investigators used hospital discharge data of a nationally representative sample of more than 1.2 million US adults.
Hospitals should be cautious of group purchasing organizations, or entities that act as middlemen between health care providers and manufacturers, says Martin Makary, M.D., M.P.H., a professor of surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
While healthcare has made great strides in recent years with the proliferation of electronic health records (EHRs), the establishment of regional health information exchanges and development of data exchange standards and interfaces, interoperability among healthcare technologies remains very limited, says a new National Academy of Medicine (NAM) special publication.
Researchers from Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital have been at the forefront of battling the opioid epidemic in Rhode Island, and a new $800,000 grant from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation will help them to keep up the fight.
Two types of video games may reduce errors in trauma triage in the emergency department (ED), according to a study published online August 27 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
The care of long-term nursing home patients can be fragmented by hospitalizations and re-hospitalizations, which are especially burdensome for frail older adults. There is a significant likelihood of reduced functioning and overall negative impact on their health after discharge from the hospital.