Meeting News

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…

Trump administration creates insurance plans it says are affordable, medical ethicist says are ‘junk’

August 2, 2018
A new battle has begun in the ongoing war between the Trump administration and most medical societies on what the definition of health care insurance…

Transitional care management services reduce mortality, Medicare costs

August 1, 2018
Significant reductions in mortality and Medicare costs occurred in the month after transitional care management services were provided, according to…

Societies encouraged by spirit of CMS' proposed changes, question efficacy

July 31, 2018
CMS’s suggestions to modernize Medicare with the intention of restoring the doctor-patient relationship a broad, wide-reaching…

Doctors concerned after HHS-funded website shuts down

July 30, 2018
The National Guideline Clearinghouse website — the online tool that the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality said provided information…

CMS resumes ACA payments for insurers

July 26, 2018
CMS recently rescinded its decision to stop further collections or payments under the risk adjustment program. The permanent risk adjustment program…

Vivli launches data-sharing platform to advance clinical research

July 19, 2018
The nonprofit organization Vivli launched a new data-sharing and analytics platform today that will advance clinical research by streamlining the…

Analysis: CMS stopping risk adjustment payments leaves insurance premiums in limbo, jeopardizes Affordable Care Act

July 12, 2018
The CMS decision to stop further collections or payments under the risk adjustment program leaves many questions about future health coverage and…
In the Journals

Physicians reporting burnout twice as likely to make medical mistakes

July 9, 2018
Physicians with burnout reported medical errors at double the rate of other clinicians after adjusting for specialty, work hours, fatigue and work…

Exclusive commentary: FDA approval of marijuana-based drug ‘should open doors for significant advances’

July 5, 2018
The recognition of potential utility of marijuana for medicinal purposes is nothing new. A search in PubMed by Healio Family Medicine found several…
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Number of self-employed health care professionals drops 10% since 2001

June 29, 2018
The percentage of health care professionals who were self-employed declined and the gap in earnings between employed and self-employed health care…

Experts say lawsuit challenging Affordable Care Act could kill it

June 25, 2018
Attempts to eliminate the Affordable Care Act have taken a new turn. Nearly two dozen states or their governors have filed a lawsuit against the…

ACP: Trump’s new insurance rule weakens patient protections

June 20, 2018
On Tuesday, President Donald J. Trump issued a new health insurance rule that would roll back essential patient protections established by the…

AMA opposes CVS-Aetna merger

June 20, 2018
AMA has determined that the proposed merger of CVS Health and Aetna should be blocked due to its likely negative consequences for patients and health…

ICD-11 updates resistance codes, adds gaming as addictive disorder

June 18, 2018
WHO previewed a new International Classification of Diseases, ICD-11, which includes updates to codes related to antimicrobial resistance, adds…
In the Journals

New study suggests ‘Right to Try’ may undo efforts on patient safety

June 15, 2018
The balance between investigational new drug access and protection of patients from therapies without established safety the FDA built during the…
Meeting News

AMA passes new policies on naloxone, Medicaid, augmented intelligence

June 14, 2018
A broad spectrum of policies, actions and resolutions, ranging from naloxone access, Medicaid waivers and other topics, were voted on by the AMA…
Meeting News

AMA develops strategies to achieve health equity, address physician shortage

June 14, 2018
During its annual meeting, AMA adopted a policy to minimize gaps in health care across the United States and achieve optimal health for all…
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