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A new article in Politico evaluates two major programs implemented on Monday under the Affordable Care Act. The first program, the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program, pays hospitals based on performance, clinical quality measures, and patient experience. The second program focuses on "the expensive...

Patient Education

Finding the Right Doctor

A new article in The Wall Street Journal examines the changing landscape of primary-care physicians and the options that people have when selecting a doctor. Several different options gaining momentum include concierge physician services, primary care based hospitals, as well as workplace clinics offered...

Medical Malpractice

5 Ways to Face Medical Errors

In a new op-ed piece in The Wall Street Journal, Dr. Marty Makary writes, "If medical errors were a disease, they would be the sixth leading cause of death in America... The human toll aside, medical errors cost the U.S. health-care system tens of billions a year. Some 20% to 30% of all medications, tests...