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The time is now for ACOs, former CMS administrator says
With the prohibitive and rising cost of healthcare, there has never been a greater need for accountable care...
Opinion: HSAs lucrative for insurers, costly for consumers
In its ongoing attempt to weaken a key provision of the healthcare reform law -- the one that requires insurers to...
Web Exclusive: A Modest Proposal: Pay More for Care Only if It's Better
By applying comparative effectiveness research results to federal reimbursements, only medical services with higher...
Web Exclusive: The Search for a Five-Star Doc
Online consumer reviews can help uncover little-known restaurant gems, warn against grimy hotels, or offer insight into...
Web Exclusive: Avoid the Garbage
Physicians often ignore communications from health insurers, but a combination of targeted outreach and patient...
Web Exclusive: An EMR Can't Wash Your Hands for You
Myriad technological innovations have promised improved patient safety and better overall care quality. And in many...
Web Exclusive: Rethinking ED Call: How to balance physician, hospital and community needs
So many forces, including the pressures around ED call, are pulling medical communities apart. A thoughtful and...
Commentary: A positive approach to doctors-in-training
At the core of every doctor’s training is the internship, that first year of residency. New York Times...
Web Exclusive: Whether You're a Brother or Whether You're a Mother
The issue of improving care quality is an enormous one, not something to be addressed with frivolous ideas.
A Patient is Not a Box
Patient safety should always be a top priority for healthcare workers. Ensuring employees' safety should be equally...