ASH Contributes to American College of Physicians’ High Value Care Coordination Toolkit
Apr 11, 2014
The American Society of Hematology (ASH) took a meaningful step toward helping facilitate more effective and patient-centered communication between primary care doctors and hematologists through a contribution to a new American College of Physicians (ACP) resource. ASH, the world’s largest professional society concerned with the causes and treatment of blood disorders, contributed several products to ACP’s High Value Care Coordination Toolkit released today and developed collaboratively through ACP’s Council of Subspecialty Societies (CSS) and patient advocacy groups.
Statement from ASH President Linda J. Burns, MD, on Release of Medicare Physician Payment Data
Apr 09, 2014
the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released a large and complex
set of data about the number and type of health-care services that individual
physicians and certain other health-care professionals delivered in 2012, and
the amount Medicare paid them for those services. The data, which cover $77 billion
of Medicare Part B Fee-for-Service program payments to 880,000 providers, are intended
to allow the public to identify outliers and patterns in payment.
Study Further Illuminates Heart-Healthy Benefits of Mediterranean Diet
Mar 31, 2014
New research published in Blood further illuminates the heart-healthy benefits of the Mediterranean diet, tying the eating plan to lower levels of platelets and white blood cells, two markers of inflammation.