Hospital and physician groups, facing a looming deadline on major changes to reimbursement, say the CMS needs better measures and reporting methods before it ties physician pay to quality and outcomes.
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.
The American Medical Association House of Delegates decided Monday that proposed recommendations for ethical practices in telemedicine did not clearly address medical liability concerns and sent them back to the authors for more work. A previous iteration of the proposed policies received the same...
Congress should intervene to “refocus” the federal meaningful-use program for electronic health records, says a coalition of 111 medical societies led by the American Medical Association.
Only three electronic health-record systems got perfect scores for usability—two made by Allscripts and one by McKesson Corp.—out of 20 products rated by the American Medical Association and a group of researchers.
The American Medical Association is playing catch-up to the already explosive growth in telemedicine, according to physicians involved in the AMA's new work group tasked with cranking out billing codes for the technology-enabled encounters.
In 2010, Humana shelled out nearly $800 million for occupational and urgent-care provider Concentra, starting a small wave of insurers buying providers. But it turns out insurers are more interested in striking new types of contracts with providers than owning them.
Benefits of flu vaccination extend to protection against influenza-related pneumonia, according to a JAMA study released Monday.
Training in 21st century medicine must be aimed at creating health team leaders. They must be able to work closely with other professionals, understand population health and health policy, and know how to work within the social and economic constraints now reshaping their industry.
The blockbuster case King v. Burwell may be over, but the U.S. Supreme Court is hardly done deciding important healthcare matters.
Ready or not, the U.S. healthcare industry is poised to flip the switch from the ICD-9 to the ICD-10 diagnostic and procedural coding system on Oct. 1, significantly changing how billions of dollars in medical claims are calculated and billed every day.
If the pending mergers between Anthem and Cigna Corp., and Aetna and Humana are approved by the federal government, major insurance markets in almost half the country would suffer from reduced competition and potentially higher prices, according to a new analysis released by the AMA.