Physicians who serve as expert witnesses on behalf of the plaintiff or defense in a medical malpractice case can play a critical role in shaping a judge or jury's opinion. But some officials argue that not all physicians are qualified and allowing them to serve as expert witnesses makes trials unfair and ups the chances of frivolous lawsuits getting into court.
Recovery auditors (RAC), which had been primarily focused on the billing activities of hospitals, will expand their scrutiny to examine physician practices, reported American Medical News .
Physicians who last year applied for hardship exemptions from Medicare electronic prescribing penalties have begun seeing their Medicare payments reduced by 1 percent, according to an article
Inappropriate payments through the Medicare program comprised about 40 percent of all government waste, according to a report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). According to data from the
The American Medical Association, which has chafed against a potential 29.5 percent Medicare payment reduction to physicians in 2012 as part of the sustainable growth rate formula, has made its own
The American Medical Association has again taken Congress to task for the way it deals with potential cuts in Medicare payments to physicians, and has asked for a long-term solution to address the
Groups representing the nation's medical doctors are expected to lobby Congress hard when it reconvenes in November regarding cuts in Medicare reimbursements as high as 30 percent that will take
Compared to other businesses, physicians have a lot more at stake when consumers post negative reviews about them online. But with little legal recourse to address false or unflattering claims, it's