Articles Tagged with “MEDICARE”

Can the embattled reform law adapt to a newer model of health care?

Which U.S. president left the biggest mark on modern medicine? Four historians cast their votes.

New approaches can combat the steep costs of caring for dementia patients.

Three physician bloggers bemoan—and cope with—administrative headaches that impede caregiving.

Can doctors and hospitals collaborate to improve quality and limit costs? The accountable care organization may be their last, best chance.

Primary care physician Eric Weil directs a program that shows that more attentive care for high-risk patients may be the most effective way to control costs.

Could “medical homes,” where every patient has a physician-led support team, improve health and reduce costs? Early evidence says yes.

To save money and increase quality of care for Medicare patients, the government is considering denying payment to hospitals for certain procedures.

As Elliott Fisher of the Dartmouth Atlas Project has discovered, more money does not always mean better health care.

Pay for performance seems simple: Give doctors financial incentives to improve care. So what’s taking so long?