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New evidence, however, contradicts the conventional wisdom that malpractice litigation compromises the patient safety movement’s call for transparency. In fact, the opposite appears to be occurring.
For those prices, the quality of care at Bayonne Medical is no better — or worse — than that at most other New Jersey hospitals.
Kaiser Permanente Northwest is apologizing to nearly 6,500 members in Oregon and Washington whose blood was tested for HIV without their knowledge or consent.
Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, grandfathered plans are exempt from certain requirements, such as providing full coverage of preventive services.
An editorial by The Commonwealth Fund's David Blumenthal and Melinda Abrams explores one approach to addressing the primary care workforce shortage: using nurse practitioners to provide a wide range of primary care services.
Despite the Medicaid compensation bump, many more people will qualify for Medicaid starting next year, and a shortage of primary care providers who accept Medicaid is anticipated. Thus, ensuring adequate access to primary care for low-income residents is still a key concern for states and the federal government.
Progress in restructuring delivery systems may come more rapidly at the practice level, where physicians, nurses, and other caregivers are freer to innovate and to assign tasks to persons on the basis of the full extent of their training and what makes organizational sense. Greater leadership among physicians and nurses who are prepared to challenge their guilds may also become an imperative in addressing these complex issues.
For patients, the question is what to make of this information and whether to seek it out when choosing a physician or making an important medical decision.
A tax expert describes how forgiving medical debts that a healthcare provider will more than likely never collect has an "incredibly low cost generating very high return" for hospitals.
How much of a threat does organized labor pose to healthcare organizations? Hospital and health system leaders weigh in on the sensitive issue which ranked among their top three concerns in our most recent industry survey.
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