Former Aetna director’s admission on decision process could impact millions

February 21, 2018
Authorities in four states are investigating Aetna policy decisions after its former medical director, Jay Ken Iinuma, MD, admitted making decisions…

Health care largely ‘wins’ in latest budget deal, analysts, medical societies say

February 12, 2018
Health care policy analysts and medical societies are applauding the budget agreement signed last week by President Donald Trump, citing financial…

Health lessons from the Super Bowl remain relevant year-round

February 5, 2018
While the Super Bowl draws the NFL season to a close, several health issues raised around this year’s game remain important for clinicians to…

Experts provide tips on diagnosing, treating concussions

February 2, 2018
A prompt diagnosis is critical when encountering a patient who might have a concussion, a sports medicine doctor who specializes in sports-related…

VIDEO: Hockey Hall of Famer says more research needed on concussions

February 1, 2018
PHILADELPHIA – Hockey Hall of Famer and former Philadelphia Flyer Eric Lindros recently called for more research into concussions. Lindros…

NFL, NHL greats discuss concussions, CTE, PCPs’ role in concussion management

February 1, 2018
While the sporting world prepares for its biggest event of the year, many former players are still suffering from the after effects of their own…
Meeting News

Presenter: Surgeons should preserve native anatomy in labral tears

January 28, 2018
PHILADELPHIA — Before performing surgery on a suspected labral tear, orthopedists need to identify the true labral pathology through imaging…
Meeting News

Injury history, kinetic chain may hold answers to athlete’s shoulder pain

January 27, 2018
PHILADELPHIA — To identify the source of shoulder pain in a throwing athlete, orthopedists should study the athlete’s injury history and…
Meeting News

AMA adopts new strategy for genetic tests, therapeutics

November 15, 2017
AMA recently voted to advance the development of a comprehensive strategy that allows more consistent coverage of genomic and genetic tests and…

Trump nominates former pharmaceutical executive for HHS secretary

November 13, 2017
President Donald J. Trump has nominated Alex Azar II, the head of pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly’s U.S.-based operations until this past…
In the Journals

Service price biggest driver of health care spending

November 9, 2017
Annual health care spending increased from $1.2 trillion to $2.1 trillion between 1996 and 2013, fueled by a 50% rise in the price of health care…

CMS finalizes policies it says will lower drug prices, reduce burdens

November 3, 2017
AAFP and ACP are among the medical groups claiming CMS’s recent decisions regarding the final rule for the 2018 Physician Fee Schedule and a…
In the Journals

Revenues surpass expenditures in majority of medical specialty boards

August 1, 2017
Although medical specialty boards — as nonprofit organizations funded by physicians —have been entrusted to match revenue and…

Debate, fluidity continues over repeal, replacement of ACA

July 27, 2017
The United States Senate is more than halfway through 20 hours of debate over the so-called “skinny repeal” bill that would start the…

AMA: Health care debate ‘by no means over’

July 18, 2017
While a series of announcements by Senate Republicans seem to indicate that for the time being attempts both to replace and repeal the ACA have…

AAFP, ACP, AMA, ACOG demand ‘do over’ in health care bill

July 14, 2017
Leaders of several medical societies, upon hearing the latest version of the Better Care Reconciliation Act, said lawmakers need to go back to the…
Round Tables

Care of Kona Ironman World Championship triathlon athletes requires preparation

Orthopedics Today, July 2017
Although far from being an endurance athlete, I have had the distinct pleasure of being a volunteer physician for the past few years at the Ironman…
In the Journals

Medical costs increase, but number of patients treated and services rendered remained stable

July 10, 2017
Total medical expenditures increased markedly between 1996-1997 and 2011-2012, but the number of individuals with visits during an average month and…

More than half of doctors are not completely ready for MACRA

June 30, 2017
An AMA survey revealed that 51% of physicians who are involved in practice decision-making are only somewhat knowledgeable about the Medicare Access…

AMA, ACP laud passage of House bill touted to control health care costs, increase number of physicians

June 29, 2017
AMA and ACP’s presidents are commending the members of the U.S. House Representatives for passing House Resolution 1215, also known as the…