Doctors in ACOs Deny Necessary Treatments to Earn Kickbacks

Fee-for-service billing systems and insurer-administrated HMOs are out, and accountable care organizations (ACOs) are on trend. This health care reform policy offers bonuses to doctors who have healthy patients. Unfortunately, health is measured by the number of appointments, hospital stays and tests that patients avoid. This incentive system encourages physicians to prevent patients from receiving […]

New Proposal Could Remove Rights of Nursing Home Residents

In the fall of 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) took one step into the future by banning mandatory pre-dispute arbitration agreements. Now, the government has taken two steps into the past by revising the proposal and removing the most valuable protections for residents’ rights. The Proposal Banning Mandatory Arbitration in Nursing […]