The 3/27/12 Kaiser Daily Health News reported that a federal judge has ruled that a Texas law limiting noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases to $250,000 is constitutional, ending a four-year legal battle over whether the tort reform measure violated the U.S. Constitution.
The National Journal reported on 3/28/12 that a six-year study of two hospital systems—one that participated in the CMS pay-for-performance program and the other that did not—found that paying hospitals to improve the quality of care doesn’t appear to help patients survive any better
CMS is hosting a national call on the Physician Quality Reporting System & Electronic Prescribing Incentive Program 10-Month Feedback Report on 4/17/12 at 1:30 pm EST. Subject matter experts will provide an overview on the report, followed by a Q&A session. Register online.