Dying patients are more likely to receive less intense medical care than in the recent past. The cost of that healthcare, however, provided by hospitals, physicians, and hospice, continues to rise, says a Dartmouth Atlas report. >>>
Primary care physicians have 3% of their total compensation based on quality measures, but doctors will increasingly be tied to these metrics as reimbursement aligns more closely with quality and cost measures, Medical Group Management Association data suggests. >>>
Data from the American Medical Association details the costs of medical billing complexity on patients and physicians, who are put "in the awkward situation of having to ask patients for money," says an AMA board member. >>>
Despite the concerted effort of employers, industry consultants, and fitness app makers, unhealthy employee behaviors don't seem to be changing. Workplace wellness is a hot trend, but employers are struggling to find real value. >>>
Four geographically disparate health systems are banding together to redesign clinical care based on data to solve population health challenges such as preventable readmissions. >>>
One path toward better population health is for community and rural hospitals to create partnerships with local businesses and civic and government leaders, all of whom stand to enjoy the economic and social benefits of living in a healthier community. >>>
"There's no reason to have [a smartphone] app unless it's meaningful for the user," says a former vice president of marketing for a three-hospital nonprofit community health system. >>>
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