Interns observed interacting with hospitalized patients exhibited five basic behaviors associated with etiquette-based medicine during only 4% of all encounters. >>>
The FDA apparently isn't satisfied that doctors and hospitals are reporting all they know about drug errors and harm from medical devices. A top physician and safety advocate says enabling patients to report events is a welcome "paradigm shift." >>>
Don't look for a slowdown in healthcare mergers and acquisitions anytime soon. While the era of mega mergers has peaked, one observer says to watch for robust consolidation activity among small health systems and stand-alone hospitals. >>>
Orthopedic physicians and hospitals are developing new procedures and processes to better select and procure surgical implants for hip and knee pain, spine care, and joint replacement. >>>
Patients are already facing copays, coinsurance, and deductibles that are much higher than only a year or two ago. If you think they're unhappy now, wait until you see what happens when you try to collect their share of your payment directly. >>>
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Among the significant perks of being a five-star plan is the ability of payers to enroll members throughout the year rather than only during the seven-week Medicare open enrollment period. >>>
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