The American Medical Association is calling for an overhaul of a federal program to test and certify electronic health-record systems for suitability in the EHR incentive-payment program. Its request has been joined by 34 other medical specialty societies and healthcare professional organizations.
Dr. James Madara has served as executive vice president and CEO of the American Medical Association since 2011. Modern Healthcare reporter Andis Robeznieks recently talked with Madara about re-engineering physician practices, the regulation of telemedicine practice and why the AMA opposes...
Telehealth, which has been around for four decades, lives in regulatory limbo, despite being one of the more promising technologies for improving patient outcomes and lowering costs.
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case Tuesday that some legal experts say could lead to more healthcare fraud lawsuits and extend the statute of limitations.
Health IT developers and users in 2015 will need to crack the code on APIs, FHIR, DS4P, 42 CFR Part 2, ICD-10 and Stage 2 MU—shorthand for the key technology challenges looming in the year ahead.
The holiday season is a time when we count our blessings and shower gifts on those we love. It's also the time when we vow to do better in the coming year.
A CMS announcement last week that many doctors and hospitals will see their 2015 Medicare payments cut by 1% for failing to meet federal electronic health-record incentive-payment program standards has provoked strong reactions from physician and hospital groups.
Nighthawks,” Edward Hopper's famous 1942 painting, has been the subject of numerous tributes and parodies. “Simpsons” characters, superheroes and the “Star Trek” cast have all taken a seat at Hopper's all-night diner.
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.
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.