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Lawmakers Seek SGR Alternatives, But Who Will Pay?
Congressional subcommittees have begun the meticulous review of the physician payment formula, also known as the...
Telestroke Considerations Go Beyond Technology
Through emerging pathways, hospitals are seeking to improve patient care in telestroke programs with technology as a...
Doctors: 'I'm Sorry' Doesn't Mean 'I'm Liable'
At least 36 states have adopted laws that generally bar physicians' expressions of compassion or sympathy about pain...
ACS' Heartburn Over Editorial Lingers
The American College of Surgeons has a bad case of heartburn over a debacle involving the ill-chosen words of its...
Family Docs Cautiously Optimistic About ACO Regs
Like many other physician groups, the American Academy of Family Physicians is studying the proposed federal...
Orthopedic Leaders Describe 'Cruising to Recovery' Strategy
The MemorialCare Health System in Southern California has worked to improve patient outcomes and ROI in its joint...
For Top ACO or Team Care, Check Physician Egos at the Door
Accountable care organizations may be the next big thing in healthcare. But multidiscipline team approaches to...
Proposed Duty Hour Limits for Residents Met with Scrutiny
Medical residency program directors are reacting to a plan to limit the number of hours first-year physician residents...
MRSA No Reason to Ditch the White Coat
British physicians are banned from wearing white coats and long-sleeved garments in an effort to decrease the...
AHA Details Hospital Pricing Variations
A report from the American Hospital Association rejects claims that rising hospital costs are a result of hospital...
The Power of Primary Care in an Era of Change
The government is pushing for healthcare providers to assume more responsibility for managing the care continuum, which...
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