AmSurg Corp., the giant ambulatory surgery and physician-service company, is planning to raise as much as $516 million with a secondary offering of common shares to fund a spate of potential acquisitions and retire some debt.
Family physicians have reservations about their ability to thrive in the shift by Medicare and other payers to value-based payment models—and about whether the shift will deliver the promised benefits for patients.
A collection of Dr. Jack Kevorkian's files has been opened to the public at his alma mater, the University of Michigan. Kevorkian, a graduate of Michigan's Medical School, he sparked the national right-to-die debate.
Some say the growth in trauma centers reflects an increase in trauma cases and population booms, but financial incentives have clearly been a factor as a greater share of patients are now insured. If the growth leads to overcapacity, it could be problematic for patient care and hospitals' finances.
Doctors often prescribe expensive brand-name drugs even when generics would be cheaper and just as effective. Physicians should instead prescribe generics whenever possible, the American College of Physicians recommended this week.
Attorneys predict that more False Claims Act cases alleging Stark violations are on the horizon partly because two giant cases, involving Tuomey Healthcare System and Halifax Health, alerted potential whistle-blowers inside hospitals to the riches they could pocket.
After spending about 12 minutes urging attendees at a recent American Public Health Association meeting to go forth and do great things, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy used the story of high school student Jill Stewart as an example of how one person can make a difference.
Comedian and actor Aziz Ansari is breaking new ground with his Netflix series “Master of None,” which premiered this month to rave reviews.
While there are passionate opinions on how many hours medical residents should work per shift, there is very little data to suggest that slashing their schedules is ultimately safest for the patient, researchers say. The shorter hours could also result in unintended consequences, argue supporters...
Two studies that randomly assigned first-year medical interns to work longer hours than recommended to see the impact on patient outcomes are "highly unethical," said Public Citizen and the American Medical Student Association in letters sent Tuesday to HHS.
Hospitals in dozens of U.S. markets are now cramming for a compulsory test of Medicare payment reform with hip and knee replacements. The hardest part may be that their success relies on the work of partners they aren't used to collaborating with.
The American Medical Association's House of Delegates voted Tuesday to support a ban on direct-to-consumer drug and medical-device advertising, saying the ads drive up the demand for more expensive treatments.