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Telemedicine Consultations Significantly Improve Pediatric Care in Rural Emergency Rooms

Telemedicine consultations with pediatric critical-care medicine physicians significantly improve the quality of care for seriously ill and injured children treated in remote rural emergency rooms (ERs), where pediatricians and pediatric specialists are scarce, according to a study by researchers at … finish reading Telemedicine Consultations Significantly Improve Pediatric Care in Rural Emergency Rooms

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Survey Shows 75 Percent of Independent Physicians Unacquainted with Accountable Care

Results from Athena Health’s fourth annual Physician Sentiment Index™ (PSI) exposed a general sense of unfamiliarity with the accountable care model among physicians. Nearly 75 percent of physicians surveyed have either only “heard of” or are “somewhat familiar with” an … finish reading Survey Shows 75 Percent of Independent Physicians Unacquainted with Accountable Care

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Report: Healthcare Payment Reform Could Save U.S. up to $600 Billion in Coming Decade

Americans could save between $200 and $600 billion cumulatively over the next 10 years if care provider payment incentives are reformed, including moving away from the traditional FFS model, according to a new working paper by UnitedHealth Group’s Center for … finish reading Report: Healthcare Payment Reform Could Save U.S. up to $600 Billion in Coming Decade

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Consumers Choose High-Value Providers When Given Good Cost, Quality Information

Consumers will choose a higher priced healthcare provider if they think they will receive better quality and care, according to a new study funded by the AHRQ, that appears in Health Affairs. The study, An Experiment Shows That a Well-Designed … finish reading Consumers Choose High-Value Providers When Given Good Cost, Quality Information

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