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How are hospitals supposed to reduce readmissions? Part II

By KIP SULLIVAN, JD The notion that hospitals can reduce readmissions, and that punishing them for “excess” readmissions will get them to do that, became conventional wisdom during the 2000s on the basis of very little evidence. The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) urged Congress to enact the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP) beginning in… Read More »

Part 2: The U.S. has fantastic health care, the problem is….

MISSED PART 1 OF THIS EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW SERIES? READ NOW to learn about Dr. Wyatt Decker’s perspectives on the state and challenges of the health care industry, where it’s smart for leaders to focus, what change means for different stakeholders across health care and lessons learned from a physician executive. Imagine this scenario: there are… Read More »

The Lyme Wars, Part 2: Which Way Should We Treat?

Which Way? Konstantinos Mavroudis CC BY-SA 2.0 There is so much we don’t know about Lyme–the disease’s course and unusual symptoms, nor how to diagnose Lyme accurately, let alone agreement on how to treat the disease. Part 1 of the Lyme Wars gave some of the background as to the different perspectives of major guidelines… Read More »