CMS releases 2008 Medicare home health services payment regulation

Pay-for-reporting, the precursor to pay-for-performance (P4P), continues to roll through Medicare payment rules for various provider types.  Yesterday the home health rule went on display.  It is slated for Federal Register publication by the end of the month.  The rule includes a 2% holdback for them that don’t report on NQF measures. The CMS press […]

Study validates Green House model for nursing facilities

I’ve posted before about the Green House model for nursing facilities.  The research team that had previously done some work in this area (linked to in the post above) has now published another study under the auspices of the Commonwealth Fund.  The current longitudinal study of the Green House model yielded the following conclusions: Green […]

David Harlow quoted on medblogging ethics at

Medblogging ethics continues to be of interest to the medical community.  I was interviewed this week by Sean Johnson on this subject; see his piece Medical Ethics and Blogging: Think Before You Post. (Free registration may be required.)  Highlight from the HealthBlawger: The blogging medium has an effect on the writing of physicians – and […]