In Chicago, March of 2016, the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) convened a congress on Duty Hours and the Resident Training Environment. Many organizations were asked to submit formal position papers and offer …Read More
During the financial crisis of 2008, the phrase “too big to fail” entered the American lexicon. At the time, it referred to a business – specifically one of the ‘big banks’ – that had become …Read More
The initial metamorphosis of health care reform focused on inequality and access. The future shift to cost containment is inescapable. In response to this, hospitals are merging and acquiring physician practices at an astounding rate …Read More
Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are groups of physicians, hospitals and other health care providers, grouped together to provide care to a specific group of patients (1). The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) states …Read More
Comprehensive Quality and Value Programs: The Impact of Hospital Systems and Mergers on the Future of Neurosurgery
For decades, neurosurgeons have been exposed to iterations of hospital-based quality programs ranging from peer review to quality assurance. Often considered punitive in nature, blame was assigned to an individual physician with expectations of self-remediation. …Read More
According to a study on the U.S. health care system by the Commonwealth fund, the expenditure on health care in the U.S. was $9,086 per person in 2013, which corresponds to 17.1 percent of gross …Read More
UKD Microneurosurgical Meeting
Sept. 8-10, 2016; Germany
2016 Managing Coding and Reimbursement Challenges – Washington, D.C.
Sept. 15-17, 2016; Washington, D.C.
Neurosurgery Dissection Course
Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, 2016; Coventry, United Kingdom