Orthopedic specialists, cardiologists and dermatologists are the most well compensated physicians, according to an annual physician compensation report, which includes results captured from more than 19,000 physicians.
Medicare spent $268 million on inappropriate claims for inpatient hospice services designed to manage symptoms and pain over a short period of time, according to a new report from the Office of Inspector General.
Guest post by Dan Jamieson, associate partner in McKinsey & Company's healthcare practice When people get to age 75, chances are they'll stay put--with their health plans at least....
A recent study found a lower cost for Medicare patients cared for by nurse practitioners compared to care provided by primary care physicians across inpatient and office-based settings.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has introduced a new program that would provide skilled nursing facilities with extra payments in order to help prevent their patients from being admitted and readmitted to acute care hospitals.
The unintended creation of disparities caused by the Meaningful Use program has reached a new low.
Currently 13 states are working to align Medicare and Medicaid financing as well as integrate primary and acute care, behavioral health services and long-term services and supports through a variety of innovative methods, according to a new report from the Center for Healthcare Strategies.
Surgeons who are the highest paid by Medicare are billing for more services per beneficiary rather than treating more patients, according to a study published in Surgery.
Some of the top healthcare policy experts in the country tackled the current state of the industry and the impact of the Affordable Care Act--both positive and negative--in a series of viewpoints published by the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Keeping dual-eligible seniors happy and healthy is a tough nut to crack. But Chicago-based Oak Street Health has done it in a value-based care model, according to a recent article in NEJM Catalyst by Griffin Myers, M.D., Geoff Price and Mike Pykosz, founders and part owners of the practice.