Officials say the investments include a multiyear monetary commitment, business resources, and mentorship, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Florida, Maryland, and Wisconsin.
CMS Administrator Seema Verma says the agency's new Meaningful Measures Initiative "takes a new approach to quality measures to reduce the burden of reporting on all providers" and "focus on outcome-based measures."
While medical schools are increasingly incorporating the arts into the curriculum, Columbia University's Bard Hall Players—an extracurricular theater company run by medical students—is an "anomaly," Suzy Evans writes for the New York Times.
Studies suggest that while strong economic growth can improve mortality rates over time, small economic booms lead to short-term increases in deaths, likely related to an increase in air pollution as more goods are produced, Austin Frakt writes for the New York Times' "The Upshot."
People who exercise 30 minutes a day, five days a week, can substantially cut their risk of an early death and of developing heart disease—even if that exercise is nothing more than a walk to the train or some chores around the house, according to a study published in The Lancet.
Roger Severino, the director of the HHS' Office for Civil Rights, says the "clarifying guidance will give medical professionals increased confidence in their ability to cooperate with friends and family members" to help patients with substance misuse disorders.
Beginning today, consumers can shop and enroll in exchange coverage for 2018, but the experience will be different in the Trump era. We round up the six biggest ways this open enrollment period will stand out.