Emery Lewis removes a lesion in this 2011 file photo. (M. Mara/Post)
In the administration’s biggest effort yet to shape how doctors are compensated, the government wants to base Medicare fees on patient health and other measures in addition to the number of procedures doctors perform.
U.S. stocks were headed for a lower close in late-afternoon trading Tuesday after Caterpillar and other big companies reported disappointing earnings and lowered earnings outlooks, raising concerns about future profit growth. The major stock indexes pared back some of their losses from earlier in the day.