Health Care Quality, and Cost

The chief executive of a medical data website emphasizes the importance of information about quality of services.

Cost of Treatment May Influence Doctors

DOCS2 thumbStandard Cost of Treatment May Influence DoctorsThe American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association said they would use cost data to rate the value of treatments.

Cost of Treatment May Influence Doctors

DOCS2 thumbStandard Cost of Treatment May Influence DoctorsSome of the most influential medical groups in the nation are recommending that doctors weigh the costs, not just the effectiveness of treatments that they recommend for patients.

Obamacare, Deficits and Empirics

Assessing yet another potential metric for the health care law’s success.

Medicare and Eye Doctors

The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery responds to a news article, “Sliver of Medicare Doctors Get Big Share of Payouts.”

Abusing Both Medicare and Politics

Does anyone doubt that there is a quid pro quo when doctors earning millions of Medicare dollars write big checks to senators and political parties?

Eye Doctors Say Their Profits Are Smaller Than Federal Data Makes Them Look

REACTION2 thumbStandard v3 Eye Doctors Say Their Profits Are Smaller Than Federal Data Makes Them LookOphthalmologists say treatments like cataracts operations tied to the aging population, and high drug costs for a popular drug for macular degeneration skew their Medicare reimbursements.

The Medicare Data’s Pitfalls

Reaction thumbStandard The Medicare Data’s PitfallsMany doctors said they favored the sharing of Medicare payment data but worried that it left out important details.

Doctor With Big Medicare Billings Is No Stranger to Scrutiny

Dr. Salomon E. Melgen, who billed Medicare for $21 million in 2012, has been under scrutiny for his close relationship with Senator Robert Menendez.

What Did Medicare Pay Your Doctor?

Medicare officials release data on doctor payments, and an analysis by The Times uncovers a number of surprises.

What Did Medicare Pay Your Doctor?

Medicare officials release data on doctor payments, and an analysis by The Times uncovers a number of surprises.

Sliver of Medicare Doctors Get Big Share of Payouts

JPMEDICARE thumbStandard Sliver of Medicare Doctors Get Big Share of PayoutsThe data provides an unprecedented look at the practice of medicine across the country, shedding fresh light on the treatment decisions made every day.

Sliver of Medicare Doctors Get Big Share of Payouts

JPMEDICARE thumbStandard Sliver of Medicare Doctors Get Big Share of PayoutsThe data provides an unprecedented look at the practice of medicine across the country, shedding fresh light on the treatment decisions made every day.

Sliver of Medicare Doctors Get Big Share of Payouts

JPMEDICARE thumbStandard Sliver of Medicare Doctors Get Big Share of PayoutsThe data provides an unprecedented look at the practice of medicine across the country, shedding fresh light on the treatment decisions made every day.

Measuring the Success of Health Reform

The effects won’t be known for years, but Democrats will need to remind voters that many millions are already benefiting from the Affordable Care Act.