The report finds that being part of an ACO allows clinicians to be rated as a group for a key measure to determine Medicare reimbursement.
Have retail clinics changed the structure of our health system? Have they changed the way players in the system compete or interact with each other?
While rare, diabetic ketoacidosis occurs overwhelmingly in patients taking SGLT2 inhibitors with type 2 diabetes, according to the analysis from 3 North Carolina medical schools.
Patients with Clostridium difficile infection who take medications to suppress their gastric acid levels are significantly more likely to experience a recurrence of the infection, according to researchers from the Mayo Clinic.
New targeted therapies reduce waste and identify patients that will benefit most, but their high price tags have left the healthcare industry scrambling to figure out how to pay for these treatments and cures.
The creation and implementation of a new quality measure is a long process that includes considering other measures on the market, actually developing the measure and, ultimately, testing its scientific acceptability, explained Matthew Pickering, PharmD, RPh, associate director of research and quality strategies at the Pharmacy Quality Alliance.
A study published in the journal Cancer has found that the rate of advanced imaging at the time of breast cancer diagnosis reduced during the period between 2008 and 2015 in the state of Michigan.
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