In a effort led by the American Board of Internal Medicine, nine physician societies have released lists of medical tests and procedures they say may be unnecessary, and in some instances can cause harm. >>>
A study showing that a large-scale pay-for-performance pilot program failed to reduce 30-day mortality rates calls into question the process measures used in value-based purchasing. >>>
The physician hospital organization, or something like it, is making a comeback as payers and the government make slow progress toward accountable care. >>>
Hospital officials are scratching their heads over how the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will fine hospitals with excessive 30-day readmission rates after October 1. >>>
Impact Analysis Report
Healthcare leaders foresee dramatic growth in service lines but anticipate difficult obstacles in aligning with physicians as the healthcare industry moves to improve value. Over the next two years, 50% of leaders expect to establish new service lines; 75% plan to expand existing service lines. This exclusive, original research and analysis offers key insight from top healthcare executives and clinical leaders on their service line strategies. >>>
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