Healthcare lobbyists are hoping that Capitol Hill and the White House will find time to settle some long-standing problems like permanently fixing the physician pay schedule during Congress' four-week lame-duck session.
New government data released Thursday about tobacco use finds electronic cigarette use among high school students is on the rise, prompting calls for tougher regulation by medical organizations and anti-smoking advocates.
An effort to strip Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel of a 2013 honor was voted down by the American Medical Association House of Delegates during its interim meeting in Dallas Monday amid controversy about Emanuel's recent article in the Atlantic saying he'd prefer to die at 75.
The AMA House of Delegates will discuss a range of issues at its interim meeting in Dallas, including whether to issue a formal declaration that Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel ran afoul of the AMA Code of Medical Ethics when he wrote an article expressing that he would prefer to die once he reaches age 75.
Infectious-disease experts decry measures they say would undermine the most effective means of controlling the spread of the disease—containing it at its source.
R. Barkley Payne has been named executive director of the American Medical Association Foundation, the charitable and grant-making arm of the Chicago-based physicians group. His new role is effective Nov. 10.
Comments from U.S. Supreme Court justices last week suggested skepticism toward North Carolina's defense of its state dental board in a case that could force changes on state healthcare regulatory boards across the country.
A report attacking the American Medical Association's annual recommendations to the CMS on physician pay claims the association wildly overestimates the time it takes specialists to perform their work.
At home with the specialist: Oncologists and other specialists launching patient-centered medical homes
A growing number of specialist practices, insurers and health systems are moving toward the specialist-based medical home model.
The American Medical Association and several other large healthcare organizations are lobbing more complaints at HHS over its incentive program for electronic health records.
Hospitals' ability to protect their employees is weighing on the minds of American healthcare workers as a nurse in Texas fights for her life against the deadly Ebola virus she contracted while caring for a patient there.
A host of heavyweight healthcare organizations is calling for HHS to back off of the requirement to meet meaningful-use criteria for all of 2015 for the federally funded electronic health-record incentive payment program, insisting that the future of the program is at stake.