Flying in the face of earlier reports that Medicare price variation is caused by wasteful spending, a study published in the journal Medical Care Research and Review found patients' health was to blame for 75 to 85 percent of Medicare price differences.
Published in Billing & Coding
Overall, orthopedic surgeons are a relatively healthy bunch leading a healthy lifestyle, according to Medscape's Orthopedist Lifestyle Report 2012.
Physicians, healthcare professionals and medical students should be wary of social media blurring the line between their professional and personal lives, according to a recent British Medical Association report.
A new toolkit funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality will help small- and medium-sized physician practices analyze their workflow with the effect of health information technology implementation, according to the AHRQ website.
Roughly 81,000 physicians in hospitals, clinics and private offices have registered for help to apply for electronic health record bonuses, but only 31,000 work in small group practices, according to an ONC figure in an iWatch News investigative report.
The Colorado Rural Health Center and UnitedHealthcare dispersed more than $2 million in funds to strengthen healthcare delivery in rural communities, particularly toward expanding the use of health information technology between hospitals and physician practices, according to a CRHC news release.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and six other entities will be developing a new mobile app for diabetes management, according to an ONC news release.
Mcleod Health in Florence, S.C., recently held an open house for its new rehabilitation and sports medicine facility, which moved to the Mcleod Wellness Campus, according to a WPDE report.
Hospital-based multidisciplinary intervention may not be better than brief intervention to increase return to work and improve health in patients with low back pain, according to a study published in Spine.
Published in Spine
The Center for Musculoskeletal Research at the University of Rochester (N.Y.) Medical Center is holding its first annual scientific symposium on July 15 to celebrate orthopedic research, according to a hospital news release.
Published in News and Analysis
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