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IMAGING Management

Reducing Low-Value Imaging - More Intervention Needed?

2015 12 Oct

Researchers analysed use of seven low-value clinical services in Choosing Wisely campaign and found notable declines in two services: the use of imaging for headaches and cardiac imaging in low risk patients. Their findings are reported in JAMA Internal Medicine.One way to minimise healthcare costs is to reduce the use of unnecessary medical procedures... Read more

Executive Health Management

Accountable Care Organization Model Reduces Medicare Spending

2015 26 Sep

A study published in JAMA Internal Medicine reports that a new Medicare payment model reduced the number of times patients received services providing little or no health benefit. The researchers analysed Medicare claims data before and after the initiation of the Medicare Pioneer Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Program, an Affordable Care Act initiative... Read more

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