The new mobile survey released at last week's Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's annual conference in Chicago provides encouraging and exciting insight on how such...
One of physicians' most common objections to participating in social media is the amount of time it may require, on top of their already overburdened schedules. But having an online presence doesn't have to be all-consuming to have a positive impact on your practice, according to social media expert Kevin Pho, M.D., in the Spring 2015 edition of Physician Family Magazine.
The all-too-common secrecy surrounding superbug outbreaks at U.S. hospitals undermines promising strides the healthcare industry has made in the push for transparency, the Los Angeles Times reports.
When the American Board of Internal Medicine adopted the new maintenance of certification (MOC) requirements in early 2014, many physicians balked vocally. Today, the criticism has yet to subside, with some physicians alleging that the burden of taking the exam every two years instead of 10 costs them not just money but also time with patients, according to an article from the Longview Daily News.
Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act may be off the table for now. The GOP-controlled Congress could push ACA-repealing legislation to President Barack Obama's desk. However, Obama would likely veto the maneuver. For the time being, Republicans appear to focus on other legislative issues, such as proposing changes to the Medicaid and Medicare programs.
Despite industry concern that the reimbursement outlined in the Sustainable Growth Rate formula repeal law isn't enough to keep up with costs over time, medical groups cheered the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act.
President Barack Obama made it official and permanently repealed the sustainable growth rate formula by signing a bill passed by the Senate earlier in the week, the Associated Press reports.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) made statements this week about the Affordable Care Act's reinsurance program as well as rate-filing requirements for 2016 plan year. Here's a quick look at how both announcements will impact health insurers.
Guest post by David Balto, an antitrust attorney who previously served as the policy director for the Federal Trade Commission, and James Kovacs, associate attorney at the Law Offices of David Balto...
Although the idea of including doctors in hospitals' bundled care payments has long been considered a detriment to physician autonomy, the move could significantly improve savings and care quality, argues an opinion piece published by the Journal of the American Medical Association.