Texas, California, Florida and New York joined the AMA in blasting the federally mandated conversion to the ICD-10 codes set for Oct. 1, 2015. And they've got a strategy to mitigate the damage.
Dr. Andrew Gurman, 63, is president-elect of the American Medical Association.
The American Medical Association's new president, Dr. Steven Stack, addresses how the AMA would respond if the Obama administration loses at the Supreme Court this month and explains why the AMA says the government should put the brakes on its EHR requirements and the conversion to ICD-10 coding.
Ethical guidelines proposed by the AMA were tabled Monday, a day after a delegate urged the committee to consider rules established by the Texas Medical Board that require patients to have an initial face-to-face consultation.
Should old doctors be forced to retire? That question is the focus of a new report by an American Medical Association council that says doctors themselves should help decide when one of their own needs to stop working.
Some physician leaders are pushing the American Medical Association to take a firmer stance on regulating non-medical vaccination exemptions, saying a new report appears to backtrack on policy meant to contain diseases that had been controlled or eliminated.
The American Medical Association's policymaking body will debate this week in Chicago the hot-button issue of clinical standards for doctors who provide telemedicine services.
Median total pay for healthcare association chief executives earning $1 million or more increased 8.5% from 2012 to 2013, while total pay for all healthcare association CEOs jumped 18.9%, according to Modern Healthcare's analysis of the latest association tax reports.
Medicare paid out hundreds of millions of dollars to a small subset of physicians in 2013, but most of those payments to top Medicare billers covered the costs of drugs administered to patients in clinicians' offices.
Medicare shelled out more than $103 billion on prescription drugs in 2013, raising questions about why the government pays so much for brand-name pharmaceuticals and how physicians prescribe drugs for their patients.
There are signs of a partisan thaw in Congress that is allowing movement on healthcare legislation in the wake of the recent Medicare physician-payment overhaul. And a sharp uptick in lobbying spending by major healthcare industry groups suggests stakeholders see at least a temporary break in the...
Modern Healthcare's 11th annual ranking of the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders in many ways reflects the transformation of healthcare over the past several years.