The blockbuster case King v. Burwell may be over, but the U.S. Supreme Court is hardly done deciding important healthcare matters.
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.
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.
Politicians and healthcare leaders don't agree on much about the root causes and problems with consolidation in the healthcare sector. More congressional hearings are likely to inflame the debate.
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.
Anthem's announced $54.2 billion takeover of Cigna Corp. last week is the latest and largest sign of health insurers' lust for scale. But at the heart of the merger momentum is their desire to expand their government business, particularly in the lucrative Medicare Advantage market.
In another setback for California advocates of physician aid in dying, a California Superior Court judge indicated last week he would dismiss a case challenging the state's law against the practice.
A key Senate leader said his committee will push to delay implementation of the Obama administration's Stage 3 rules for meaningful use of electronic health records.
American Medical Association President Dr. Steven Stack discusses the AMA's position on possible changes to the ACA, its stance on electronic health record meaningful-use rules, and his views on regulating surprise out-of-network medical bills. He spoke with Modern Healthcare reporter Steven Ross...
The new concessions wrung from the CMS by the American Medical Association and other critics of the mandated Oct. 1, 2015 conversion to ICD-10 are no guarantee of a smooth transition to the complex coding system.
American Medical Association President Dr. Steven Stack discusses the AMA's position on possible changes to the ACA, its stance on electronic health record meaningful-use rules, and his views on regulating surprise out-of-network medical bills.
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.