Although some physicians want to use MIPS, which would allow them to stay in the fee-for-service system, others seem willing to try participating in one of the new alternative payment models. Lawmakers will be watching. From MedPage Today.
A study of 32 ACOs found that 16 of them were working to address patients' non-medical needs. Housing instability, food security, and transportation were among the most common needs addressed, with various methods being used for each.
While sepsis is rare, it's nearly 80% more likely after treatment with certain "high-risk" antibiotics, compared with no antibiotic therapy, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. From MedPage Today.