It's tough to pin down only a dozen worrisome quality matters, but drug shortages, transparent quality rankings, and 30-day readmissions rules weigh heavily on the minds of providers. >>>
In the first rewrite of its ethics manual since 2005, the American College of Physicians offers new guidance on longstanding issues such as end-of-life care, physician-industry relations, and ethics in medical research. >>>
Congressional leaders will face a heap of healthcare concerns when they return to Washington. Four matters demand their immediate attention, including rancor over the continually delayed "doc fix," and anger over changes to the medical loss ratio. >>>
A rule proposed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to allow changes in the governance structure and medical staffing at hospitals has garnered little support from public comments. >>>
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