Marilyn Tavenner, tapped to succeed Donald Berwick, MD, as head of the Centers for Medicare Services & Medicaid, is generating a favorable response from a former Administrator and major healthcare industry groups. >>>
At face value the idea that employees should take greater responsibility for their health or pay the consequences seems reasonable. But the wellness movement has huge potential for abuse and discrimination. >>>
If ever there was a year in which "anything could happen" in healthcare, 2012 just might be it. Numerous major decisions, regulations, and policy rollouts loom, including how severely physicians' pay will be cut and whether the Affordable Care Act itself is a constitutional document. We look at a dozen potential game changers. >>>
Under a proposed plan, Massachusetts state officials would be empowered to reject certain rates charged by hospitals for medical services if the recommendations of a panel of "healthcare stakeholders, lawmakers, and experts" are accepted. >>>
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