Medicare shelled out more than $103 billion on prescription drugs in 2013, raising questions about why the government pays so much for brand-name pharmaceuticals and how physicians prescribe drugs for their patients.
There are signs of a partisan thaw in Congress that is allowing movement on healthcare legislation in the wake of the recent Medicare physician-payment overhaul. And a sharp uptick in lobbying spending by major healthcare industry groups suggests stakeholders see at least a temporary break in the...
President Barack Obama declared this week that climate change is one of the nation's largest public health threats. The healthcare industry is often criticized for being behind the times, but it has been ahead of the curve on highlighting the environment's impact on health.
Modern Healthcare's 11th annual ranking of the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders in many ways reflects the transformation of healthcare over the past several years.
The American Medical Association and 99 other state medical, medical specialty and professional associations are asking CMS acting Administrator Andrew Slavitt to have the agency do a better job developing transition plans for the Oct. 1 conversion to ICD-10 diagnostic and procedural codes.
Regarding the Feb. 23 cover story “Hospitals face closures as 'a new day in healthcare' dawns,” it's a great article. Unfortunately, these closures will eventually place the basic ability to care for our citizens at risk, especially in rapid response to superbugs, Ebola/SARS, natural...
State professional regulatory boards may seek more state supervision or change their membership makeup because of a U.S. Supreme Court decision last week involving a North Carolina dental board accused of illegally suppressing competition.
Data Points for the week of March 2, 2015, covered the following topics: Medicaid, Medicare, heart attack care and ICD-10 implementation
Entrepreneurs at Chicago-based incubator Matter will work with clinician mentors to develop businesses that might improve healthcare delivery.
Some of the nation's most prominent healthcare groups are telling the Obama administration that its proposals to soften the financial risk involved in Medicare accountable care contracts won't be enough to make sure U.S. hospitals and doctors keep signing up.
Eighty million Americans had sensitive data stolen in the recent data breach at health insurer Anthem. But that may not be enough to convince healthcare organizations to step up investment in IT security.
The American Medical Association, a sharp critic of federal efforts to promote electronic health records, is taking its own path to stimulate health IT improvements and partnering with an incubator “to drive innovation,” according to an AMA statement this week.