Michael McWilliams, a professor of health care policy at Harvard Medical School, says, "Many people have written off [accountable care organizations] as not working. But over time, the savings have materialized."
The commission would include experts that would help the state react to any changes in the law, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Maryland, South Dakota, and Florida.
The risk of sustained transmission H7N9 bird flu among humans is low, but an uptick in human cases in China this winter means that the situation needs constant monitoring, the World Health Organization said last week.
Health care providers are clashing over how to deal with increasing rates of opioid drug misuse and overdose, with some advocating for prescription limits and others emphasizing the downsides such limits may have for patients.