President Barack Obama will nomin ate Vivek H. Murthy, M.D., M.B.A., founder and president of Doctors for America, a group that advocated for the Affordable Care Act before it was passed in 2010, as surgeon general, according to a White House announcement.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced its second round of penalties and bonuses to hospitals under the Value-Based Purchasing Program, and the former outnumber the latter.
A new Standards & Interoperability Framework initiative launched today by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT aims to create a common technical standard to allow prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMP) to share data with health IT tools used by providers for clinical decision support.
President Barack Obama, under the threat of Democrats abandoning their support on key elements of his signature healthcare reform law, announced today that he will keep the promise he made to the country and individuals won't lose their existing insurance under the Affordable Care Act--at least for another year.
Although recent research from the Medical Group Management Association showed that many practices are taking a wait-and-see approach to making business changes related to healthcare reform, some practices are doing their best guesswork as to what to expect.
The case of St. Luke's Health System vs. the Federal Trade Commission and St. Alphonsus Health System is the first to go on trial to challenge a health system acquisition of a physician practice since the passage of the Affordable Care Act. Both sides await a U.S. District Judge decision, which could affect future hospital-doctor buyouts.
Massachusetts hospitals could lose billions in federal funding as they try to balance patient need and a new state law allowing the medical use of marijuana against a federal ban on the drug, according to WBUR's CommonHealth Reform and Reality.
Healthcare workers had the highest injury rates of almost any industry in the country in 2011, costing the industry $13.1 billion and more than 2 million lost workdays, according to a new report published in the American Society of Safety Engineers' Professional Safety journal.
Specialized health courts could help achieve meaningful medical liability reform, suggests a new report from the Center for Health Affairs.
A new report in the New England Journal of Medicine may explain why hospital medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the nation: Doctors won't tell patients when other clinicians make medical mistakes.