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.
The recent concessions wrung from the CMS by the American Medical Association and other ICD-10 protesters are no panacea for a smooth transition to the voluminous and complex codes.
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.
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.