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CMS proposes revisions to improve Medicaid, CHIP managed care

November 16, 2018
CMS recently proposed a new rule to relieve regulatory burdens, strengthen accountability, enhance program integrity and promote transparency…
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AMA calls for stronger firearm background checks

November 16, 2018
At this week’s AMA Interim Meeting, delegates urged states to impose more robust reporting of relevant information to the National Instant…
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AMA affirms medical spectrum of gender

November 15, 2018
During the AMA Interim Meeting, delegates adopted several new policies on important emerging health care topics, including gender identity. In…
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AMA adopts policy supporting in-person importation of prescription drugs from Canada

November 15, 2018
To address concerns that out-of-pocket costs for prescription drugs have reduced access to essential medications, delegates at the Interim Meeting of…
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Path of Medicare Advantage changing

November 14, 2018
As Medicare Advantage gains traction over traditional Medicare, there are several important potential issues that demand oversight, according to a…
In the Journals

ACP issues new recommendations to reduce gun violence

October 31, 2018
ACP updated its policy recommendations for reducing gun-related injuries and deaths in the United States by building on, strengthening and expanding…

Trump proposes allowing Medicare to base drug costs on prices abroad

October 25, 2018
President Donald Trump on Thursday announced two proposals reshaping how the government pays for drugs under Medicare Part B, including allowing…
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VIDEO: Lee discusses hot topics from Facial Aesthetics New York

October 13, 2018
NEW YORK — From Facial Aesthetics New York 2018, course director Wendy W. Lee, MD, discusses some hot topics and techniques that came out of…
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VIDEO: Full scope of facial aesthetics treatments changing practice

October 10, 2018
NEW YORK — From Facial Aesthetics New York 2018, Steven L. Davis, MD, discusses how the wide range of treatment options available today, from…
In the JournalsPerspective

Dual-eligible Medicare, Medicaid beneficiaries subject to persistently high costs

October 4, 2018
More than half of high-cost patients who were dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid continued to have high costs over 3 years, according to…
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Experts discuss potential benefits, disadvantages to Cigna-Express Scripts, CVS-Aetna mergers

September 19, 2018
The Department of Justice approved the Cigna-Express Scripts merger on Sept. 17, according to Business Insider and The Wall Street Journal
In the Journals

Team-based health care improves patient outcomes, physician well-being

September 18, 2018
Implementing optimal team-based health care is associated with improvements in patient outcomes, the efficiency of care and the well-being and…
In the Journals

Burnout frequency varies by specialty, but exact prevalence unclear

September 18, 2018
Symptoms of burnout and career choice regret were common among U.S. resident physicians, but differed substantially by clinical specialty, according…
In the Journals

Drug prices rise twice as fast during shortages

September 17, 2018
During a shortage, drug prices increase two times as quickly as they would have in the absence of a shortage, according to findings published in…
In the Journals

Physician burnout may lead to suboptimal patient care

September 4, 2018
Physician burnout was associated with about a twofold increase in unsafe patient care, unprofessionalism and low patient satisfaction, according to…

Lack of preparedness, mixed messages, delay shift to value-based care

August 30, 2018
The U.S. health care system continues to struggle in its transition from fee-for-service to value-based care.

Trump administration reports progress in lowering drug prices, while AMA, AAFP, await word on their proposals

August 22, 2018
President Donald J. Trump’s administration’s plan to lower drug prices — a 44-page document it calls the American Patients First…
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AMA president advocates for more equitable future in medicine

August 20, 2018
PONTE VEDRA, Fla. — American Medical Association President Barbara L. McAneny, MD, wants to energize women to enact change that will bring…

FDA: Modeling, simulation offer opportunity to advance public health

August 16, 2018
Modeling and simulation are valuable research and product development tools that are helping to advance regulatory science, according to the FDA. The…

ACP: CMS ‘Pathway to Success’ is a bumpy one

August 14, 2018
The American College of Physicians said in a press release there were good things and bad things about the new CMS plan known as Pathways to Success…
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