Last week's Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General's Report on Alcohol, Drugs and Health did a grave disservice to Americans rightfully upset about the rising tide of drug and alcohol dependency in their communities.
The new AMA policy comes as digital health devices are increasingly being used by patients to promote wellness. Yet, the devices are unregulated, rarely covered by insurance, and can be compromised.
A self-described child of the 1960s, she overcame barriers both personal and professional to gain prominence. She was a woman who made it in a field dominated by men. She quickly moved on to bigger and better positions after being outed as gay by a member of the board at the Ohio hospital system...
The American Medical Association on Tuesday launched a new textbook that outlines ways to prepare medical school students for practicing in a value-based system.
When physicians burn out, solutions are elusive. Support groups can't counter the root causes of a crisis
Healthcare systems, practices and medical schools are deploying an array of tactics to help physicians cope with the unique stress of modern medicine. Some programs offer regular moments of reflection, connection with other doctors or other sources of catharsis.
Data Points for the week of Oct. 31, 2016, covered the following topics: Patients who don't adhere to their medication schedule, costs of medication nonadherence, percentage of adults who took at least one prescription medicine in 2012 and deaths from not taking prescriptions.
Nearly a third of physicians could be exempt from Medicare's new Merit-based Incentive Payment System under a final CMS rule for implementing MACRA. The CMS will also broaden the opportunities for physicians to join alternative models that carry bigger rate increases and bonuses.
In a final rule released last week, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology will have more oversight of electronic health records and other technologies that store, share and analyze patient information. The rule also gives the ONC the authority to ask developers to...
The American Medical Association has created a series of online tools to help doctors determine how to best comply with the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act.
The comments flooded in after the CMS proposed in July that surgeons collect data on every 10 minutes of perioperative activity. The American Medical Association branded the suggested requirement as an “undue burden.”
Even though Mayo Clinic has been ahead of the curve in studying how to measure and reward value in healthcare delivery, it isn't immune to challenges such as physician burnout and the mounting pressure to reduce costs and adopt value-based payment models. Mayo President and CEO Dr. John Noseworthy...
The American Medical Association and several consumer groups called on a New York regulator to reject Anthem and Cigna's proposed $53 billion merger over concerns it will stifle insurance competition and lead to more costly, lower quality healthcare across the state.