The Senate is set to return from its August recess on Sept. 5, which leaves lawmakers just 12 legislative days to pass any bipartisan bill before insurers must sign contracts to participate in the exchanges for the 2018 coverage year.
CMS has updated its Medicare website to make it easier for doctors to find out which patients they'll be responsible for as participants in an ACO, Advisory Board lines up everything you need to know need to know about getting your Medicare risk strategy MACRA-ready, and more.
Santhi Iyer Kumar is also an assistant professor of clinical medicine at Keck School of Medicine of USC and the director of the medical ICU at Keck Hospital of USC, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Minnesota, and New York.
Mayo Clinic four years ago launched a tele-neonatology program to increase regional access to high-acuity neonatology care, successfully providing expertise to community hospitals that otherwise lack such specialization and curbing the need for patient transfers, Bill Siwicki writes for Healthcare IT News.
The competing demands of the ED mean that the idea of "moving on" after a patient death is "embedded into emergency medicine practice," but this attitude has drawbacks and isn't the "right or healthy" way to process such an event, Jay Baruch, an associate professor of emergency medicine at Brown University's Warren Alpert Medical School, writes for STAT News.
Firearm access could account for the disparity in suicide mortality rates between rural and urban areas, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Public Health—and some gun shop owners are taking steps to help reduce suicide rates.
Hundreds are calling on New York City officials to remove a statue of James Marion Sims, the so-called "father of gynecology" who experimented on black female slaves without their consent—echoing a broader debate on how the medical field should reckon with its past practices.
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