The American Medical Association and LexisNexis are tackling the issue of inaccurate provider directory data while also relieving heavy administrative burdens on doctors and payers.
Not-for-profit providers' expense growth will likely continue to eclipse their revenue increases, as rising costs and downward pressure on reimbursement levels have a compounding effect over the years.
The new money from a Los Angeles-based asset management firm includes equity and debt financing and will be used to buy doctors' practices and open additional outpatient clinics.
More and more medical procedures are moving to the strip mall, thanks to high-deductible insurance plans that are turning patients into penny-pinchers. Hospital systems like Edward-Elmhurst Health are reacting, hedging their bets on what have been lucrative captive practices.
Providers at community health centers are vulnerable to burnout associated with adopting new delivery system reforms in the push to value-based care, a new study finds.
The long-term care industry has taken steps to create more patient-centered care plans that are resulting in less use of antipsychotics, but some doctors are worried the trend may lead to some patients not getting the drugs they need.
As policymakers, providers and payers continue to tinker with alternatives to an ailing fee-for-service delivery model, physicians are increasingly being called upon to help lead the transformation. Roughly 5% of hospital leaders were physicians in 2014, according to the American Association for...
The home health agencies billed Medicare at an "alarming rate" generally for the most comprehensive physician exam and always adding a prolonged service code, investigators said.