The use of advanced imaging technologies — magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) — increased more than threefold, up from 5 percent to 17 percent of emergency room visits, between the years 2000 and 2010. Noninvasive diagnostic technologies...
Sitting at an old picnic table in front of a dilapidated house, María Díaz, a hotel housekeeper, tells stories of the rejection that comes with living in impoverished Texas colonias. The trash on her street is not picked up regularly, so she is used to a wretched...
With the battle over Obamacare moving from Washington to the states and a deluge of ads battering the law on TV, Democratic governors delivered a message to President Barack Obama over the weekend: We need help.
Networks of doctors and hospitals set up under the Affordable Care Act to improve patients’ health and save money for Medicare are having varying rates of success in addressing their patients’ diabetes and heart disease, according to recent government data.
CMS announced that it has added new quality measures to its Physician Compare website that relate to the treatment of diabetes and heart disease, Modern Healthcare.
Republican committee leaders are pushing the Obama administration to call off proposed changes to the Medicare prescription drug program, arguing the overhaul would jeopardize seniors' plans and raise premiums.
Poor coordination among providers, payers, and federal regulators is making it difficult for HR to perform its part in ICD-10 preparation. The strategic way forward is to proactively assess your organization's needs and immediately start recruiting, training, and retaining...
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