The government has proposed doubling the percentage of Medicare payments for large group practices tied to quality of care from 1% in 2015 to 2% in 2016. The draft proposal also would add midsize physician groups to the payment plan in 2016 rather than in 2017.
The American Heart Association has released its annual ranking of research advances. Extended CPR, renal denervation, treatments for children with heart disease and a number of stroke studies are among the developments cited on the list.
The new mantra for many food makers appears to be simple products and simple messaging. In recent years, there has been a move to use fewer ingredients and fewer claims regarding food and beverage products, according to this article. "This is a response to consumers increasingly shifting their nutritional health/wellness focus toward 'natural,' 'real' and additive-free foods," the article states.
A disguised Radovan Karadzic was living and working in Belgrade, Serbian authorities said Tuesday as they began to release details of his arrest after 12 years on the run. Serbian officials hope the information gleaned in the run-up to Karadzic's surprise arrest will help lead them to his former military commander General Radko Mladic, who also faces United Nations indictments.