The administration [1] is demanding that hospitals publish the actual price for their services to help the consumer.
It is commonly believed by some that the cost of care in teaching hospitals, the sites where we train future physicians, is higher than that of community hospitals that do not have the additional burden of trainees.
The high cost of prescription drugs is a source of universal frustration.
When it comes to seeking medical care, my focus is always on: Who is the best person for the job (replete with mounting evidence of good outcomes)? Which hospital is most familiar with the diagnosis at hand?
For most of us, the word “doctor” in the health care setting tends to conjure up a person who completed college, innumerable pre-med requirements, medical school, internship, residency and possibly specialty fellowship (sometimes more than one).
It's hard to admit that mom's nagging was correct more often than not. When she warned us that going outside in the cold would make us sick, she wasn't just being an overprotective helicopter parent. She was actually right.
When it comes to higher usage of low-value CT Scans, MRIs and x-ray imaging along with increased specialty referrals, ownership and location of primary care practices appear to matter.
Just a few days after the Center for Medicare Services (CMS) released its first quarterly Hospital star ratings, U.S.
In the first article of this series I discussed the LAST of four measures that the Center for Medicare Services (CMS) uses to
The Centers for Medicare Services (CMS) released its ratings of our nation’s hospitals last week. This caused considerable consternation among hospitals and academic medical centers. Here is the breakdown of the star ratings: (1)