A Senate bill introduced Tuesday would make Medicare claims and payment data available to the public in a searchable database that would be free to use. >>>
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. >>>
Theories abound as to why young physicians won't practice in rural areas. But the key reason why young medical doctors don't fill these much-needed roles readily is a lack of accountability in publicly funded Graduate Medical Education programs, researchers suggest. >>>
Two of the pioneering forces behind accountable care organizations say the model is gaining significance as it proliferates across the country, even though there are concerns over lack of uniformity in performance measures. >>>
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. >>>
Payers are working hard to position themselves for success with health insurance exchanges. Competition for customers is fierce. Everyone wants a piece of the healthcare delivery business. And big data may help secure it. >>>
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