“There are a lot of nurses and staff members who do not have positions right now. And they don’t have options available to them.”
—Joseph Rahimian, an internist at St. Vincent’s Hospital Manhattan, in the Wall Street Journal on the effects of St. Vincent’s
closing along with budget cuts at other hospitals in New York. “There is obviously a wide variance in performance. These ratings are about to become much more important. When you start linking quality to payment, you can bet the plans are going to be very motivated to bring the scores up.”
—Dan Mendelson, president of Avalere Health, on his consultancy’s study showing 47% of those enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans are in plans that deliver only medium to fair quality.