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Plan​ to​ scrap​ bundled​ payments​ will​ get​ industry​ scrutiny

Plan​ to​ scrap​ bundled​ payments​ will​ get​ industry​ scrutiny

By Matthew Weinstock  |  October 07, 2017

The Trump administration has not been bashful about its desire to scale back several initiatives launched under its predecessor. Perhaps the most significant actions have been steps to reverse course on mandating that providers participate in various alternative-payment programs.

Mass shooting in Las Vegas signals new reality for hospitals

Mass shooting in Las Vegas signals new reality for hospitals

By Maria Castellucci  |  October 07, 2017

The mass shooting in Las Vegas last week that left 58 people dead and nearly 500 injured emphasizes a disturbing reality for hospitals and trauma centers: their communities are vulnerable to military-style injuries they must be prepared to treat.

States worry as future of CHIP remains uncertain

States worry as future of CHIP remains uncertain

By Virgil Dickson  |  October 07, 2017

In an effort to avoid coverage loss for children and pregnant women, Senate and House committees passed bills to reauthorize the Children's Health Insurance Program. Partisan fighting in the House panel highlighted a big sticking point: how to pay for CHIP.

Addressing mental health is vital long after tragedy strikes

Addressing mental health is vital long after tragedy strikes

By Maria Castellucci  |  October 07, 2017

Behavioral health experts say that caring for the mental health of victims and their families after traumatic events like the mass shooting in Las Vegas last week is an essential part of disaster response.

Editorial: Bad advice for chaotic times

Editorial: Bad advice for chaotic times

By Merrill Goozner  |  October 07, 2017

Dr. Price resigns, Las Vegas endures a massacre, Trump accuses Puerto Rican officials of playing politics, and its easy to think there is nothing to be done, but that is not true.

Happy thoughts could boost the flu shot's efficacy

Happy thoughts could boost the flu shot's efficacy

By Modern Healthcare  |  October 07, 2017

According to research by a team of health experts from the University of Nottingham in England, being in a positive mood when you get your flu shot can increase its protective effects.

Bundled-payment joint replacement programs winning over surgeons

Bundled-payment joint replacement programs winning over surgeons

By Harris Meyer  |  October 07, 2017

Administrators and physicians involved in the CMS' bundled-payment programs for total joint replacement say they're impressed with how the programs have engaged physicians to produce lower costs and better outcomes for patients.

2017 Business Graduate Schools for Physician Executives Survey Respondents

October 07, 2017

This survey is a collection of data from educational institutions on their Master's programs pertaining to business studies for physician-executives. Institutions that participate are required to be based in the U.S. and award MBAs or similar degrees that focus on physicians. This survey was first...

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