Under the law, hospitals and certain other health care facilities must post prices for their 50 most common-diagnosis related code groups and their 25 most-common current procedural technology billing codes, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Colorado, New York, and Ohio.
OSF Medical Group plans to roll out a team-based model of care called the Care Transformation Initiative to all of its clinics, after a pilot test of the program at 40 clinics helped boost care access and quality, Maria Castellucci writes for Modern Healthcare.
Writing in the New England Journal of Medicine, Reshma Jagsi, director of the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine at the University of Michigan, draws attention to the factors that discourage women—particularly those in medicine—from reporting sexual harassment.
Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), who has played an integral role in health care policy over the past few decades, says he will not run for re-election this year, raising questions about who could replace him as chair of the Senate Finance Committee.
Industry stakeholders are hoping Congress will temporarily halt or repeal the Affordable Care Act's 2.3% excise tax on medical devices, which Congress had suspended for 2016 and 2017 but was reinstated on Jan. 1.