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Each July, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) publishes in the Federal Register its proposals for updating the Medicare physician fee schedule for the upcoming calendar year.1 The… (More)
PHYSICIANS ARE LEADERS OF PATIENT CARE TEAMS AND decision makers for system-based investments that facilitate quality improvement. The National Quality Strategy established 3 aims of improving… (More)
BACKGROUND Congenital cancer is rare, and metastatic cancer of the infant at birth is even more unusual. Pregnancy management may be altered if fetal tumors are detected by prenatal ultrasound. … (More)
The movement toward institutional peer review is an outgrowth of both the hospital's responsibility to protect patients and the development of private and governmental medical-review programs. Whil...
Policies that decline payment in the event of hospital-acquired conditions have generated considerable public attention. Although the projected payment reductions are not large, small payment… (More)
Medicare's 2013 physician-payment rule encourages a change in care delivery by providing for bundled payments to physicians for managing patients' transition back to the community after discharge… (More)