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...
Eric Schneiderman's office is investigating Mylan over “potentially anticompetitive terms” in its sales contracts with school systems in the state. Such terms were discovered in a preliminary review by the attorney general's office, according to a news release.
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.
Questions continue to be raised over the data reported to Open Payments, the Affordable Care Act policy that requires drug and device companies to annually report payments to physicians and teaching hospitals.
The American Medical Association has partnered with Intermountain Healthcare and a health information technology firm in an effort to use digital health services to prevent Type 2 diabetes.
This is not a time for procrastinators as Medicare physician reimbursement undergoes its biggest change since its launch in 1965.
Congress chose not to compel physicians to consult databases that help them avoid prescribing opioids to addicts, but new efforts to add teeth to the monitoring programs are already underway.
Podcast Q&A: 'This is not about gun control ... this is about public health,' says new AMA president
Dr. Andrew Gurman sat down with Modern Healthcare Managing Editor Gregg Blesch to discuss the major policy decisions made at the AMA's recently concluded annual meeting, including the group's call to end the ban on federal funding for research on gun violence.