The two-midnight rule is arbitrary, hurts healthcare providers, and creates unintended consequences for patients, say many healthcare leaders. A new lawsuit from the AHA aims to repeal the rule. >>>
Spurred by new laws and policies that permit online teleconsultations, both payers and providers are exploring ways to enable patients' access to care in ways that also meet growing industry demands. >>>
A report setting principles and recommendations for achieving greater price transparency in US healthcare suggests the task will require cooperation between healthcare providers, payers, and employers. >>>
Daily death rates for cardiac surgery patients in one large study jumped at the 30-day mark. Was it because physicians were treating the performance measure instead of the patient? What are the unintended consequences of quality of care and performance measures, anyway? >>>
Many states that passed malpractice caps a decade ago should expect to see judicial review because caps aren't passing constitutional muster and aren't delivering on what they advertised, says a legal expert. >>>
Recent research that casts a pall on the cost and quality effectiveness of the patient-centered medical home is far from the final word on what patients—especially older, expensive ones—say they want from their physicians. >>>
Early results of a new program focusing on anesthesiologists' interactions with patients show promise toward improving patient satisfaction. "As hospitals prioritize patient satisfaction, anesthesiologists play a more visible role," says a Florida physician key to the program. >>>
A stint working at an AIDS hospice in Zambia and a run on the reality show Survivor are among the experiences that helped guide Gabriel Cade, MD, toward a fellowship in wilderness medicine, a growing subspecialty of emergency medicine. >>>
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The Hill, April 29, 2014
VOX, April 29, 2014
Bloomberg, April 29, 2014
Healthcare IT News, April 29, 2014
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Sacramento Business Journal, April 28, 2014
Kaiser Health News, April 25, 2014
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