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Editorial: America's pain

Editorial: America's pain

By Merrill Goozner  |  November 19, 2016

Last week's Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General's Report on Alcohol, Drugs and Health did a grave disservice to Americans rightfully upset about the rising tide of drug and alcohol dependency in their communities.

Healthcare Marketing IMPACT Awards Visionary Award: Nancy Schlichting

Healthcare Marketing IMPACT Awards Visionary Award: Nancy Schlichting

By Merrill Goozner  |  November 10, 2016

A self-described child of the 1960s, she overcame barriers both personal and professional to gain prominence. She was a woman who made it in a field dominated by men. She quickly moved on to bigger and better positions after being outed as gay by a member of the board at the Ohio hospital system...

AMA seeks to modernize medical school curricula

AMA seeks to modernize medical school curricula

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  November 01, 2016

The American Medical Association on Tuesday launched a new textbook that outlines ways to prepare medical school students for practicing in a value-based system.

Data Points for Oct. 31, 2016

Data Points for Oct. 31, 2016

By Modern Healthcare  |  October 29, 2016

Data Points for the week of Oct. 31, 2016, covered the following topics: Patients who don't adhere to their medication schedule, costs of medication nonadherence, percentage of adults who took at least one prescription medicine in 2012 and deaths from not taking prescriptions.

Final MACRA rule expands exemptions, flexibility

Final MACRA rule expands exemptions, flexibility

By Shannon Muchmore , Shelby Livingston and Virgil Dickson  |  October 15, 2016

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.

ONC finalizes rule giving more oversight of EHRs

By Virgil Dickson  |  October 15, 2016

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...

AMA releases tools to help docs navigate MACRA

AMA releases tools to help docs navigate MACRA

By Virgil Dickson  |  October 05, 2016

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.

Why the CMS wants surgeons to code every 10 minutes

Why the CMS wants surgeons to code every 10 minutes

By Elizabeth Whitman  |  October 01, 2016

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.”

Q&A: 'If Mayo was a high-cost provider, we would be cut out of many of these networks'

Q&A: 'If Mayo was a high-cost provider, we would be cut out of many of these networks'

By Modern Healthcare  |  September 24, 2016

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...

AMA, consumers urge N.Y. regulators to reject Anthem-Cigna merger

AMA, consumers urge N.Y. regulators to reject Anthem-Cigna merger

By Erica Teichert  |  September 08, 2016

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.

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