Someday in the not-too-distant future, cancer patients could see smaller, less toxic and more effective chemotherapy dosages thanks to a compound found in extra virgin olive oil and researchers at the University of Louisiana at Monroe.
While physicians and facilities have long had to keep up with different negotiated contract rates among payers, the reimbursement landscape has become much more varied over the last few years as a push toward payment innovation has ushered in a host of reimbursement options ranging from shared savings programs to bundled payments to carrot-and-stick compensation as applied to quality and efficiency metrics.
An overwhelming number of practices surveyed say Medicare's quality reporting programs have a negative or significant negative impact on practice resources. They also say the programs negatively impact efficiency, morale, and staff time.
Six Ways to Fix HHS, CMS, FDA, and Healthcare
John C. Goodman's recent Forbes article provides just one example of how the federal government hurts, not helps. Here are six ways to fix that. Posted Thursday, October 30, 2014 10:00 am CDT
Fauci offers 'no criticism' on Ebola quarantines
The nation’s top infectious disease doctor said Thursday that he has “no criticism” for governors who are enforcing tough quarantine policies for people returning from West Africa.Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and... Posted Thursday, October 30, 2014 1:08 pm CDT
House Republican blasts U.S. attendance at Ebola meeting in Cuba
Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.) on Thursday said the U.S. should not have sent representatives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to an Ebola conference in Cuba.The meeting was organized by ALBA (Aliazna Bolivariana para los... Posted Thursday, October 30, 2014 11:45 am CDT
HHS, DHS chiefs to testify on Ebola funding
Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson are among the witnesses who expected to testify on the government’s response to Ebola at a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing next week.The committee... Posted Thursday, October 30, 2014 11:22 am CDT