Cleveland Clinic’s Accountable Care Organization (ACO), begun in 2015, saved Medicare $34 million its first year. Here’s how it happened — thanks to six things that improved population health management.
How well do functional medicine treatments help asthma patients? Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Functional Medicine is conducting research alongside experts from the Respiratory Institute to find out. This is one of a handful of studies underway at Cleveland Clinic to gather evidence-based data on functional medicine treatments.
Functional Medicine is not a new specialty or modality, but an emerging consensus on causes and cures for disease, framed to promote healthy lifestyles and disease-preventing behaviors. Dr. Mark Hyman shares an overview.
In the face of healthcare reform, pain medicine is under scrutiny due to the high cost of surgical procedures. Cleveland Clinic Pain Management Chairman Richard W. Rosenquist, MD, discussed the issue at the 18th annual Pain Management Symposium.
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In just the past decade or two, healthcare has undergone tremendous change. We don’t expect it to let up. The change will continue, and it has forced us to rethink the way that we educate the next generation of doctors.
The ACA Sunshine Act may have more potential to adversely affect physician participation in research than to harm physicians’ reputations.
Millions of people gained healthcare coverage for the first time under the Affordable Care Act. That’s a step forward in efforts to reduce healthcare disparities, but people of color still face other significant barriers that are important for clinicians to recognize. “We know that there are variables beyond that lack of access,” says Charles Modlin, MD, a urologist who leads the Minority Men’s Health Center at Cleveland Clinic.