A constant barrage of ads from hospitals, health systems, and payers urges patients to get screened for some of the deadliest diseases. But casting a wide net is totally at odds with controlling healthcare costs through evidence-based data.
Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, a network of three hospitals and 30 clinics, has intentionally avoided lumping women's health services together under one department and puts its focus on population health.
The transition to value-based healthcare requires strong physician leaders. Physician engagement is the most critical factor for ACO success. But financing and working across the care continuum are challenges for physician-led ACOs.
Thanks to healthcare reform, there are now more eyes on how doctors treat their patients and more opinions on how they should be treating them. But one physician leader says the pressure doesn't necessarily mean that doctors have to be on the defensive.
The new president of the American Medical Association, Robert Wah, MD, says he is "beyond frustrated" that the sustainable growth rate formula has not yet been repealed, and says finding a way to pay for it is the job of Congress...