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Time for hospitals, physicians to get on board with transparency movement

Guest post by Kent Bottles, M.D., a lecturer at the Thomas Jefferson University School of Population Health To say there is a global disagreement about publicly reported ratings for physician and...

Medical errors officially the third leading cause of death in U.S., study finds

Medical error is the third leading cause of death in U.S., behind only heart disease and cancer, according to a study published in  The BMJ.

AHA16: Andy Slavitt says CMS wants to help hospitals drive change

As they discussed their health policy priorities Tuesday at the American Hospital Association's annual conference, two top officials in the Obama administration emphasized the federal government wants to collaborate with healthcare leaders as it strives to transform the delivery system.  

AHRQ: Care disparities persist despite progress

Despite improvements in both care access and care quality, a new report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality finds racial and economic disparities persist in healthcare.

Shortages of key emergency care drugs persist, study finds

Even with legislation to improve shortages in the nation's drug supply, a shortfall remains for acute and critical care drugs, according to new research.

Experts debate the role of medication in treating opioid addiction

Every 20 minutes someone in the United States dies as the result of an opioid overdose, reports  WBUR.  And some experts question why providers rely on help from the pharmaceutical industry--by means of medications such as methodone, naltrexone and buprenorphine--to fix the problem of opioid addiction.

More Americans have affordable insurance and can pay their medical bills since ACA

More Americans have healthcare coverage and access to medical care since the Affordable Care Act's provisions took effect, according to a new research from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

MACRA proposed rule could mean big trouble for solo practices, physician says

Absent a radical change in the way the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services measure care quality, small practices will bear the brunt of the proposed rule for the implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), according to an interview in  Physicians Practice.

Veterans more likely to delay seeking healthcare, study finds

A study published in the  Journal of Public Health Management & Practice  found that veterans are more likely to delay seeking healthcare--which researchers believe may be tied to the nationwide scandal involving a cover up of care delays at the Department of Veterans Affairs. 

AMA unveils online resources to help physicians understand new payment system

The AMA has announced new online resources to help physicians understand value-based care models.