The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking recommendations and input from the public on how to address any undue impact and burden of the physician self-referral law (also known as the "Stark Law"), focusing in part on how the law may impede care coordination, a key aspect of systems that deliver value.
Cites fourth year of record funding for national laboratories and third year of increased funding for biomedical research
The American Hospital Association (AHA) and UnidosUS today announced an alliance to improve the health of communities across the nation and increase diversity among health care executives shaping the future of care.
Alternative Payment Model Aims to Combine Payment for Medical and Psychosocial Support Services
The American Medical Association (AMA) today announced the AMA Health Care Interoperability and Innovation Challenge sponsored by Google to inspire novel examples of mobile health technology - such as wearable devices and applications - that effectively monitor and share medical data between patients and physicians to improve the management of chronic diseases.
CHICAGO - As physicians begin the second year of quality reporting under the Quality Payment Program (QPP), the American Medical Association is launching a series of podcasts on ReachMD to help physicians successfully navigate the new regulations.
As Congress works through the final details for an omnibus package, which would include federal spending for the remainder of fiscal year 2018, there are critical issues facing Tennessee's hospitals.
U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper and State Sen. Steve Dickerson are excited to launch Project Register, a new nonpartisan effort to raise awareness about online voter registration in Middle Tennessee.
As Congress works to resolve differences between Senate and House versions of federal tax reform legislation, Tennessee Hospital Association is urging the Tennessee congressional delegation to reconsider several components of the bills.
The American Hospital Association has sent a letter to the U.S. Senate outlining the organization's hope that healthcare deliberations keep coverage at the center of the conversation for patients and the providers who care for them.
In a highly unusual move, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has requested Endo Pharmaceuticals remove its opioid pain medication, reformulated Opana ER (oxymorphone hydrochloride), from the market. In a release on June 8, the agency said it is seeking removal based on concern that the benefits of the drug may no longer outweigh its risks. This is the first time the agency has taken steps to remove a currently marketed opioid pain medication from sale due to the public health consequences of abuse.
A federal judge has blocked the proposed Aetna-Humana merger citing antitrust concerns.
The process to repeal the Affordable Care Act has begun. While Republicans have been unified in their call to repeal President Barack Obama's signature healthcare legislation, the steps forward to "replace" that coverage for nearly 20 million Americans have not enjoyed such singular clarity. On Thursday, Jan. 12, the U.S. Senate voted on a budget measure that put procedures in place to begin dismantling ACA. The U.S. House followed with a vote on Friday. While the votes were cast largely along party lines, a number of Republican senators and representatives have expressed concern over repealing the act without having a replacement in place. President-elect Donald Trump also has called for simultaneous repeal and replace.
Nation's largest association of physicians calls on Congress to carefully consider 'replace' before 'repeal' to ensure no loss of coverage and access to care.
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