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Prostate Cancer Treatment Trends Show Urologists' Bias

Cheryl Clark

Patients diagnosed by urologists specializing in radiotherapy, cryotherapy or external beam radiation therapy were more likely to get treated with—you guessed it—radiotherapy, cryotherapy, or external beam radiation therapy, a study shows. >>>


Editor's Picks

MSSP Program May Add New Quality Measures

The proposed 2015 rules for Medicare B payments add a dozen new quality measures and patient outcome-based metrics, including unplanned admissions for patients with diabetes, heart failure, or multiple chronic conditions. >>>

ACGME Chief Sees 'Huge' Risk of Error in Proposed Assistant Physician Licensure

The CEO of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education calls Missouri's move to license assistant physicians "precedent-setting and very concerning on a number of fronts." >>>

Mayo Tops U.S. News Best Hospitals Rankings

A shift in methodology emphasizes patient safety, reduces the weight of an organization's reputation, and uses better data for more objective assessments, says U.S. News & World Report. >>>

Chronic Disease Care Costs Get Bipartisan Attention

The Senate Finance Committee hears testimony and is expected to examine in the coming months possible solutions to the problems posed by chronic disease care, which accounts for 93 percent of all Medicare spending. >>>

6 Strategies for a Safer Hospital

Hospitals are among the most dangerous places to work and there are high costs associated with injured workers, but hospitals and health systems can strategically reduce the risk of injury to staff. >>>

Q&A: ProMedica's New CFO Talks Population Health

ProMedica CFO Alan Sattler talks strategies for dealing with the financial pressures on the non-profit system, including its focus on community-based population health efforts that strive to meet patients' basic needs as well as their healthcare requirements. >>>

OPPS Proposal Calls for Colonoscopy Complication Reporting

A quality measure in CMS's 2015 Outpatient Prospective Payment System proposed rule would count instances of Medicare beneficiaries seeking hospital treatment for adverse events related to outpatient colonoscopies. >>>

Intelligence Report

Intelligence Report: The New Quality Equation—Measuring Success and Eliminating Waste

Which quality metrics matter most? What's the best way to assign quality responsibilities? How can the EHR be better aligned with clinical processes to strengthen quality? From continuous improvement techniques to care models, this report provides the answers to these and many other questions. Order Today >>>

News Headlines

Specialty care is a challenge in some ACA plans

Kaiser Health News / Houston Public Media, July 17, 2014

'Boot camp' teaches doctor, nurse teamwork

Democrat & Chronicle, July 17, 2014

Flu shots lag among MA acute-care workers, regulators find

The Boston Globe, July 17, 2014

The case for concierge medicine

The Atlantic, July 17, 2014

Hospitals face major government crackdown for injuring patients

CNN, July 16, 2014

Policies banning hospital visits of crime suspects outrage families

Indy Star, July 16, 2014

Doctor admits taking bribes to order lab tests for patients

NBC 4 New York, July 16, 2014

The doctor will click on you now, but can she feel your pain in an e-Visit?

Bloomberg Businessweek, July 15, 2014

If color or shape of generic pills changes, patients may stop taking them

The Washington Post, July 15, 2014

Doctor characteristics may influence prostate cancer treatment

Reuters, July 15, 2014

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New Goals, New Alliances

The historically adversarial relationship between providers and payers is shifting toward cautious cooperation as both sides recognize that they must implement structural and strategic changes to ensure their mutual survival. >>>


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