During his visit to the Michigan hospital, Mark Wahlberg called the nurses, doctors, and volunteers "the real heroes," in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.
In addition to funding the Affordable Care Act's cost-sharing reduction payments through 2019, a new proposal by two prominent Republican lawmakers would suspend the law's individual mandate and provide "relief" from the ACA's employer mandate from 2015 through 2017.
Sinai Health System's Holy Cross Hospital in Chicago is taking a unique, cost-efficient approach to mental health care that has improved care for patients while helping the city "decriminalize" mental health issues, Sinai CEO Karen Teitelbaum tells Becker's Hospital Review's Leo Vartorella.
Evidence is ramping up that IQ is "real, partially hereditary, and predictive of important life outcomes," such as health and prosperity, but that doesn't mean a high IQ ensures success—or that a low IQ guarantees failure, Scott Alexander writes for Vox.
CMS said it will launch a pilot test to determine if physicians participating in its Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) are actually lowering their cost of care, Virgil Dickson writes for Modern Healthcare.
Doctors have diagnosed a 21-year-old Italian woman with a rare—and somewhat controversial—illness: hematohidrosis, or "blood sweating," according to a case study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.