Nearly half of physicians report feelings of burnout, and women suffer higher rates of burnout than men, according to a Medscape survey .
An intensive-care doctor at Mount Carmel Health System in Ohio ordered "significantly excessive and potentially fatal" doses of pain medicine for at least 27 near-death patients, sparking two wrongful death lawsuits against the provider.
Unlike other major hospitals in Southeast Michigan that self-fund dozens of medical residents and fellows, all 79 residents are expected to be funded by the CMS because Detroit Medical Center has room under its federal resident reimbursement cap number.
The CMS is giving new accountable care organizations one month to apply to a new program forcing them to take on more risk. But the providers say that deadline is far too short.
The New Jersey Department of Health says more than 3,000 patients at a surgery center may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C.
More than 90% of Envision Healthcare's business is now attributed to in-network contracts.
The Association of American Medical Colleges has selected Smithsonian Institution Secretary Dr. David Skorton as its next CEO beginning in July.
An appeal is expected in a lawsuit in which a physician IPA won a $58 million class-action judgment against Wellmont Health System based on allegations that the system tried to undermine the IPA and signed payer contracts outside the network.
Nineteen states ban medication abortion performed through telemedicine. Opponents of the bans say they restrict access, while proponents say they promote patient safety.
Acquiring a couple of doctors at a time has resulted in rapid, yet relatively quiet, growth for DuPage Medical Group, which added 140 clinicians this year. The next step is taking the model out-of-state.
Value-based payment models require physicians to deliver the best outcomes while managing resources appropriately. Physicians have long focused on quality of care, but in a relatively new development, they now have to pay attention to resource utilization as well, with the goal of reducing overall...
Forget high-tech or flashy games. Pediatricians suggest thinking inside the box for gifts for your youngster. As in just give little Oliver or Emma an empty box. They say it inspires creativity.