New legislation in Missouri will create a new class of medical license, the "assistant physician." Critics say it will establish a reprehensible dual standard of care, one for the rural and underserved and another for everyone else. >>>
A shift in methodology emphasizes patient safety, reduces the weight of an organization's reputation, and uses better data for more objective assessments, says U.S. News & World Report. >>>
A quality measure in CMS's 2015 Outpatient Prospective Payment System proposed rule would count instances of Medicare beneficiaries seeking hospital treatment for adverse events related to outpatient colonoscopies. >>>
Primary care doctors surveyed by the Medical Group Management Association say nearly 6% of their compensation was pegged to quality metrics in 2013, up from 3% in 2012. >>>
A nurse CEO describes the "good investment" her hospital has made in a 20-year-old program that sends specially trained nurses into the homes of low-income women during pregnancy and early childhood. >>>
As the healthcare industry focuses on cutting costs, narrow provider networks designed to deliver value are taking hold as a widespread business practice. >>>
ProMedica CFO Alan Sattler talks strategies for dealing with the financial pressures on the non-profit system, including its focus on community-based population health efforts that strive to meet patients' basic needs as well as their healthcare requirements. >>>
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