John Moseley, a retired neurosurgeon, and his wife Cheryl, a retired RN, donated a $5 million estate gift to St. Vincent Neuroscience Center at St. Vincent Healthcare, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Florida, Montana, and Oregon.
How a doctor describes a patient's risk of heart disease could affect how seriously that patient takes those risks—and their willingness to take medication, according to a study published in JAMA Cardiology, Linda Carroll reports for Reuters.
Maternal mortality rates varied widely by states, ranging from a low of 4.0 deaths per 100,000 births in California to a high of 58.1 deaths per 100,000 births in Louisiana. See where your state stands with our map.
HHS Secretary Alex Azar says CMS' Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation plans to test a mandatory Medicare payment model for radiation therapy and new versions of two previously canceled payment models for cardiac care.
Public speaking is stressful for many people. While an understandable fear, leaving it unaddressed can be professionally debilitating and organizationally harmful—stopping you from sharing your ideas with others (and thus spreading your influence). Here's some of the things Advisory Board’s Talent Development group learned about how to overcome your fears and maximize your effectiveness.
Ninety-three percent of clinicians eligible to participate in MACRA's Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) received a bonus payment for the 2017 performance year—a result which Advisory Board's Naomi Levinthal and Ye Hoffman say reflects that "CMS eased the transition so much that for many providers it took little effort to participate at all." Yet, they say, that "looking forward, it won't be so easy."