Despite a looming deadline, the CMS has failed to provide physicians enough information to decide whether to participate in an ambitious initiative meant to improve primary care by placing physician practices in risk-based payment agreements. That, trade groups say, could tank the program.
Major medical societies are urging the CMS to continue to allow a decades-old panel that hears appeals from providers who have been underpaid. The CMS, however, largely ignores its recommendations.
U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy says fighting opioid abuse is one of the highest priorities of the Obama administration. “As clinicians, we have the unique power to help end this epidemic. As cynical as times may seem, the public still looks to our profession for hope during difficult...
CHG Healthcare Services purchased Global Medical Staffing, a company that temporarily places physicians in healthcare facilities worldwide. CHG will retain all 50 employees at the firm. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
TeamHealth has purchased an emergency physicians group in La Mesa, Calif. TeamHealth and other physician staffing companies have shown an insatiable appetite to buy medical groups, although patient billing concerns linger.
Mayo Clinic, the Rochester, Minn.-based hospital system and medical hub, steadily grew its revenue and operating surplus in the first half of 2016, but its investments tanked.
A slew of states, hospitals and thousands of medical professionals sued HHS on Tuesday to challenge its controversial gender transition care rule for violating religious and states' rights.
The American epidemiologist whose unwavering leadership resulted in the eradication nearly 40 years ago of smallpox, one of the world's most feared contagious diseases, has died.
Speakers such as Dr. Karen DeSalvo, HHS' acting assistant secretary of health, will discuss how innovative care models such as patient-centered medical homes will drive which types of healthcare professionals are most needed to serve the clinics' low-income patients.
The monitoring doesn't have to become a burden for primary-care providers because it can be reviewed by secondary, qualified triage-level staff, observing from afar.
A San Diego woman's harrowing account of her aunt's death last month under California's new physician aid-in-dying law suggests that healthcare providers still have a long way to go to make the process work well for terminally ill patients.
Many U.S. medical schools are seeing a surge in the number of people leaving their bodies to science, a trend attributed to rising funeral costs and growing acceptance of a practice long seen by some as ghoulish.