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'Nightmare' superbug now a reality in the US

A Pennsylvania woman is the first in the country to come down with a "nightmare" bacteria that is resistant to last-resort antibiotics, according to researchers, who documented the case in a study published by  Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.

Anthem's 'Pharmacy Home Program' aims to curb opioid abuse

Anthem's affiliated health plans have launched a program aimed at reducing addiction to opioids and other prescription drugs and improving drug safety, the company announced. 

Precision medicine offers nonacademic hospitals a seat at the research table

Non-academic community healthcare providers should embrace the opportunity to contribute to life science research, according to  Hospitals & Health Networks.

Adjusting readmissions data for socioeconomic factors could save thousands

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services intends to incorporate sociodemographic factors into its methodology for determining hospital quality, but in the meantime, some providers are taking the initiative themselves, according to  Kaiser Health News. 

How one independent physician practice survives and thrives in today's healthcare environment [Q&A]

In this FiercePracticeManagement  exclusive, Mark Miller, M.D., explains how he's overcome obstacles that stand in the way of practices staying independent and offers advice on how other solo practitioners can do the same.  

Nurse practitioners' role growing in evolving healthcare landscape

The role of the nurse practitioner has grown increasingly important in the provision of high-quality, patient-centric, team-based care. Indeed, NPs now make up approximately one-third of the workforce in primary care settings, according to American Association of Nurse Practitioners President Cindy Cooke.

Physician leaders still have an opportunity to shape MACRA implementation

Medicare's plans for a new physician payment system o ffers doctors a better alternative to the widely unpopular sustainable growth formula, but physician leaders need to speak up in order to help shape the proposed law into a more effective vehicle for payment reform, write two health policy experts in the  Journal of the American Medical Association.

Physician groups oppose VA plan to expand nurse practice authority

Some physician groups oppose the Department of Veteran Affairs' proposed rule to give advanced practice registered nurses expanded practice authority, citing concerns about a lack of clinical oversight from physicians.

Surveillance, extra training cut hospital's sepsis deaths

A Huntsville, Alabama, hospital cut sepsis mortality more than 50 percent with electronic surveillance and a staff education initiative, according to research published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.

Physicians, anesthesiologists oppose VA's plans for advanced practice registered nurses

Some healthcare groups have voiced opposition to the Department of Veteran Affairs proposed rule that would give advanced practice registered nurses expanded practice authority, citing concerns about a lack of clinical oversight from physicians.