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What happens to providers when chaos is their norm?

What happens to providers when chaos is their norm?

By Maria Castellucci  |  June 25, 2016

Hospitals have ramped up preparation for active shooter situations and mass casualties, but Modern Healthcare found none that addresses the emotional toll and exposure their employees face dealing with everyday gun violence.

Could funding gun violence research help reduce mass shootings?

Could funding gun violence research help reduce mass shootings?

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  June 18, 2016

The deadliest mass shooting in recent U.S. history has evoked an immediate call for swift government action to address gun violence. But lost in the emotional debate about public safety and Second Amendment rights is evidence-based data to inform policy.

AMA seeks move toward opioid alternatives

AMA seeks move toward opioid alternatives

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  June 15, 2016

The largest medical society in the nation is calling for a bevy of actions that would ease physicians' prescriptions of alternatives to opioids and support tools for preventing overdose.

AMA asks for end to ban on gun research funding

AMA asks for end to ban on gun research funding

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  June 14, 2016

In the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, the nation's leading medical society voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to end two years of debate over its stance on gun violence research and called on Congress to lift the decades-old ban on federal funding.

Doctors argue for more flexibility on MACRA changes

By Shannon Muchmore  |  April 19, 2016

Physicians told lawmakers Tuesday they're eager to adopt value-based payment models under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act but also warned the transition will be difficult and disruptive to patients.

SCOTUS to hear biggest False Claims Act case in more than 30 years

SCOTUS to hear biggest False Claims Act case in more than 30 years

By Lisa Schencker  |  April 16, 2016

The Supreme Court this week will hear arguments in a case that will affect the number of fraud cases against providers. The case, Universal Health Services v. United States ex. rel. Escobar, focuses on the validity of a legal theory now used to bring many False Claims Act cases against providers...

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