Someday in the not-too-distant future, cancer patients could see smaller, less toxic and more effective chemotherapy dosages thanks to a compound found in extra virgin olive oil and researchers at the University of Louisiana at Monroe.
While physicians and facilities have long had to keep up with different negotiated contract rates among payers, the reimbursement landscape has become much more varied over the last few years as a push toward payment innovation has ushered in a host of reimbursement options ranging from shared savings programs to bundled payments to carrot-and-stick compensation as applied to quality and efficiency metrics.
An overwhelming number of practices surveyed say Medicare's quality reporting programs have a negative or significant negative impact on practice resources. They also say the programs negatively impact efficiency, morale, and staff time.
Six Ways to Fix HHS, CMS, FDA, and Healthcare
John C. Goodman's recent Forbes article provides just one example of how the federal government hurts, not helps. Here are six ways to fix that. Posted Thursday, October 30, 2014 10:00 am CDT
Making an mHealth Connection to Patients
Patients have smartphones. Physicians have information about health and well-being. So logically, using mobile health technology can provide better connections. Posted Wednesday, October 29, 2014 3:42 pm CDT
HHS, DHS secretaries among those set to testify on Ebola funding
Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson are among several witnesses who are expected to testify on the government’s response to Ebola at a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing next week.The... Posted Thursday, October 30, 2014 11:22 am CDT
Louisiana tells anyone who's been exposed to Ebola: Stay away
Louisiana is set to host one of the year’s biggest gatherings of infectious disease experts next week, but anyone's who's recently been to West Africa won’t be welcome.A pair of top state officials wrote a letter to the more than 3,500 members of... Posted Thursday, October 30, 2014 10:14 am CDT
Nurse Kaci Hickox defies Ebola quarantine
A nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa broke her quarantine Thursday morning, as she left her home for a bike ride with her boyfriend, according to The Associated Press.Kaci Hickox, who has said she would not comply with Maine's 21-day... Posted Thursday, October 30, 2014 8:26 am CDT