Senators Bill Cassidy and Sheldon Whitehouse have introduced bipartisan legislation to "strengthen accountability and improve transparency" in health information technology systems. The Transparent Ratings on Usability and Security to Transform Information Technology (TRUST...
Among nearly 1 million active physicians in the U.S., about 6 percent were involved in at least one paid malpractice claim during a 10-year period ending in 2014, with a total payout of $13.6 billion, researchers said. Paid claims were mostly for patient death (32 percent),...
The CMS published its new, streamlined system for providers and hospitals seeking a hardship exception from penalties associated with the federal meaningful use program for electronic health records, the agency announced Jan. 22.
Medicare and Medicaid spending demands closer alignment for healthcare providers to better manage costs, according to a new report from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. A CMS/state partnership Capitated Model and the Managed Fee-for-Service Model under the...
Most orthopaedic surgeons work in private practice, with the largest segment of those surgeons in private practice orthopaedic groups, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Census. Here are five key notes on the surgeons in full time roles.
Eighty-one percent of male orthopedic surgeons and 67 percent of female orthopedic surgeons report that they have been sued, according to Medscape Malpractice Report 2015: Why Orthopedists Get Sued. When asked about the nature of lawsuits most commonly filed against them,...
ASCs are run by administrators, business office staff, clinical staff and physicians. Here are 30 things to know about how each of these groups is compensated.
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