April 10, 2017

Weekly review: The highest-paid doctors, according to Medscape

Daily Briefing

    'Leave the US within 24 hours,' two Houston docs were told—then, a last-minute reprieve (April 3)
    Two prominent neurologists from India were told they had to depart the United States within 24 hours, potentially leaving patients in the lurch—until Sen. John Cornyn intervened and secured a reprieve.

    Two Kaiser CEOs were admitted to the system's hospitals. Here's what went well—and what didn't (April 4)
    Two executives—Bernard Tyson, CEO of Kaiser Permanente, and Robert Pearl, CEO of The Permanente Medical Group—recently became patients themselves, and although both penned praise of their physicians and caregivers, one also offered some difficult reflections on the frustrations of being a patient.

    The highest-paid doctors, according to Medscape (April 5)
    Almost all types of doctors reported higher overall compensation in 2017 than 2016, according to Medscape's annual physician compensation report. But one specialty bucked the trend with lower compensation overall.

    Cleveland Clinic CEO: 3 ways to make health care cost less (April 6)
    CEO Toby Cosgrove on Wednesday said he thinks the Affordable Care Act is largely here to stay—but that lawmakers and regulators can take concrete steps to make the U.S. health care system more efficient and less costly, including allowing more consolidation among providers.

    How New York-Presbyterian is 'teaming up' with the Bee Gees to save lives (April 7)
    After news spread that a cardiologist had performed CPR on a subway in New York City, New York-Presbyterian Hospital seized the opportunity to educate people by curating a Spotify playlist of songs with CPR-appropriate tempos, Rebecca Hersher reports for NPR's "Shots," including songs by Hanson, Michael Jackson, and more.

    Senate confirms Trump's Supreme Court nominee. Here's what that could mean for health care. (April 7)
    Senate Republicans approved Neil Gorsuch in a 54-45 vote after deploying the so-called "nuclear option" to override a Democratic filibuster.

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