Around the country, a number of graduate medical education programs are training young doctors in community-based medicine, in the hope that they'll either stay where they are trained or relocate to other underserved communities.
Richard Umbdenstock, president and CEO of the American Hospital Association, the nation's dominant and most powerful hospital lobbying group, will retire from his roles at the end of 2015, the AHA confirmed last Friday.
The Obama administration is proposing regulatory changes that it hopes will attract insurers that have been hesitant to offer multistate plans on the health insurance exchanges.
The CMS' test of improved care coordination for low-income, disabled Americans covered by both Medicare and Medicaid has faced a lot of challenges. The federal official in charge has revealed one more: Some providers are trying to dissuade beneficiaries from participating.
R. Barkley Payne has been named executive director of the American Medical Association Foundation, the charitable and grant-making arm of the Chicago-based physicians group. His new role is effective Nov. 10.
Reform latecomers: Afraid of getting left behind, big insurers expand exchange participation for 2015
Experts say insurers are entering more state exchanges in 2015 because they recognize the shift toward a more consumer-oriented market and they see the risk pool getting more balanced as enrollment grows.
Representatives of hospitals and the Food and Drug Administration will examine whether various technologies are effective in keeping patients out of the hospital at the upcoming ECRI Institute annual conference in Washington.
Family physicians will announce a new multiyear messaging campaign this week called “Family Medicine for America's Health.”
Ben Breier is president and chief operating officer of Kindred Healthcare, a post-acute-care provider that reported $4.9 billion in revenue in 2013.
The Oct. 13 cover story, “Devicemakers challenged on resistance to value-based payment,” may leave readers with the mistaken impression that AdvaMed opposes reimbursement reforms designed to provide incentives for reduced costs and higher quality when in fact, we have consistently...
Insurance industry officials will gather in Washington this week to discuss the biggest political, legal, legislative and regulatory issues their companies face at the local level.
When UnitedHealth Group kicks off the third-quarter earnings season for insurers Thursday, reform watchers will be eager to hear more from its executives about their intentions for the 2015 Obamacare open enrollment.