March 29th 2023
Medical board complaint? Tread carefully.
Rule would limit providers’ ability to write prescriptions without in-person visit
‘Modern gangsters’ use ‘strong arm tactics’ that hurt patients and pharmacies, lawsuit says.
March 28th 2023
As medical expenditures approach 20% of GDP, Health Affairs Council delineates road map to lower national bill.
March 27th 2023
Staggering changeover days of resident and attending physicians also found to have minimal impact on patient outcomes
Can use of race in medical decision-making widen outcome disparities?
Study finds link between race-based practice, belief that racial differences in health stem from genetics or culture
Two physicians part of Medicare fraud scheme, an ‘astonishing abuse of our health care system’
Feds announce charges in Michigan-based ring involving doctors visiting patients at home.
Primary care doctors are growing source of mental health counseling
Study shows need for more mental health resources in primary care settings
Health care leads cybersecurity breaches for 2022
Analyst examines factors that leave industry sectors at risk.
What challenges can medical practices and facilities expect in 2023?
And how can medical facilities and practices conquer them?
Report: Hospitals still lagging on price transparency
Only one in four U.S. hospitals provide full transparency on prices, Patient Rights Advocate report says.
Six steps to improving equity in health outcomes
Understanding a patient's life circumstances is key to improving their health. Here's a guide for how to start.
House of Representatives reintroduces telehealth benefits bill
Urgency growing as president announces end to COVID-19 public health emergency.
Strengthening relationships with underserved communities is key to improving health care equity
It's up to providers, payers and health care institutions to bring underserved groups into the system to improve health outcomes
Senators seek PBM transparency in reintroduced bill
The proposed legislation, sponsored by Sens. Chuck Grassley and Maria Cantwell, aims to increase transparency of PBM business practices.
Report shows U.S. lagging behind other countries in many key health care stats
U.S. spends more but has lower life expectancy and higher death rates
Physicians, don’t make this big mistake
President Biden announces end to COVID-19 pandemic-related emergency declarations
Abrupt cutoff ‘would create wide-ranging chaos’ in health care, White House says.
Active U.S. health care hackers 'Hive' disrupted by feds
Hospitals, school districts, financial firms, critical infrastructure are all among victims, according to the FBI.
The Inflation Reduction Act's positive impact on your heart failure patients
The Inflation Reduction Act’s cap on annual out-of-pocket spending and changes to coverage gaps could save Medicare patients more than $1,000 on heart failure medications.
Feds announce investigation of 7,600 phony nursing diplomas sold from 3 schools
Probe announced as staffing storages are predicted among top concerns in health care this year.
What hospitals will lobby for in 2023
Facing a divided Congress, healthcare advocates will be pushing for assistance in several areas, and aiming to avert cuts to key programs.
The six secrets to building a successful physician partnership
Entering a physicians partnership is not a process that should be rushed through nor taken lightly.
ACA health insurance enrollment sets record for 2023
President, administration tout national record for health insurance coverage.
Health care consolidation not producing expected benefits
Hospital systems see far higher costs, modestly better quality than independents
Health care employment rebounding from pandemic job losses
Within the industry, physicians’ offices lead some measures as nursing care facilities need workers.
Medicare leaders explain proposals to make prior authorizations easier and faster
New rules have open comment periods now.
Medical groups want Congressional action to reform Medicare reimbursement
Family physicians lead charge to get issue on federal agenda early in 2023.
American health care getting lower ratings for quality
Age, politics are factors as Gallup poll measures feelings in general and in personal experience.
National Academy of Medicine: 2023 must become year of action against burnout
President speaks on need for systemic changes that will make a difference for physicians in the workplace.
CMS chief, surgeon general tout possible changes in prior authorizations
Leaders seek physician comments on rule proposals for electronic records, Medicare Advantage plans.
Cyber security risk growing for small medical practices
Hackers are targeting health practices of all size.
MedPAC recommends raises for physicians, hospitals getting Medicare reimbursement
AMA, hospital group says payments aren’t keeping up with costs of doing business.
Insurance coverage sees big gains between 2019 and 2021
Gains seen in demographic groups with typically higher uninsured rates
California sues drug makers, PBMs over rising prices for insulin
Pharmaceutical makers, price managers out of control with ‘necessary drug’ for millions, AG says.
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