Physicians have long operated as autonomous problem solvers, but healthcare complexity and costs will drive change to act like systems. Atul Gawande outlines 3 key skills that only exist in limited pockets but are central to the transformation.
Some eighty percent of medical fraud, according to reports, is committed by providers, be that to improve their chances of reimbursement or because they feel entitled to money payers deny them. Will ICD-10 tempt them to further inflate claims?
In the state with our nation's shortest life-expectancy, all the Republican candidates face something of a quandary: How to entice voters with talk of cutting healthcare reform and services in a land ranking low in care quality measures.