Author | John Frank

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Prior authorization bill seeks to address ‘cumbersome’ process

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A bipartisan bill introduced in Congress in January could help improve patient care while saving doctors time by allowing for electronic prior authorizations of Medicare Part D prescriptions.

Physician reaction mixed to medical malpractice bill

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After years of trying, Republicans in Congress may finally be making headway about placing limits on noneconomic damages in some malpractice cases.

Doctor groups fear Trump’s ‘unprecedented’ proposed budget cuts

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President Donald Trump’s proposed 2018 federal budget includes major spending cuts for medical education programs and National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding, each of which could have negative impacts on doctors, according to organizations like the American College of Physicians (ACP) and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).

Advocates look to Congress for new patient matching system

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A small crack is developing in the long-standing federal prohibition against the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ (HHS) involvement in efforts to improve matching patients with their medical records