This week, the American Medical Association (AMA) declared its strong support for new legislation responding to the depths of doctors’ dissatisfaction with the federal government’s Meaningful Use program. The bill introduced by U.S. Rep. Show More Summary
Recognizing the urgency and serious impact of the growing opioid abuse and addiction problem on the health of patients across the country, today as part of the American Medical Association (AMA) Task Force to Reduce Opioid Abuse, ASA joins the AMA in announcing the first of several national recommendations to address this growing epidemic.
When the history of the patient safety movement is told, it will be appropriate that the Association of American Medical Colleges will be left out. The recalcitrance of this organization in acknowledging patient safety problems was legendary for the first decade of this century. Show More Summary
An Iowa State University study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Neurology, found a strong association between insulin resistance and memory function decline, increasing the risk for Alzheimer's disease.
Second quarter lobbying reports are in, showing some big jumps among the top spenders of the period from April 1 through June 30, including the American Medical Association and General Electric. No surpise that the largest spender was the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which laid out $23.1 milliion in the last three months, up from…
Last month, we described the proposal by the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Medical Professional Liability concerning legislation on “defective medical products” and punitive damages for “patient harm allegedly caused” by them. Show More Summary
The American Medical Group Association (AMGA) today announced findings from its 2015 Medical Group Compensation and Productivity Survey, conducted by its consulting arm, AMGA Consulting Services. Findings show that 75 percent of physician specialties experienced increases in compensation. Show More Summary
Medical marijuana opponents recently pounced on a big new analysis published in the Journal of the American Medical Association showing that there isn't good evidence that marijuana works for many of the conditions, like glaucoma, anxiety, or Parkinson's disease, that it's often prescribed for. The JAMA study was based on a meta-analysis of the findings […]
The American Medical Group Association (AMGA) supports the nomination of Andy Slavitt as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
The current issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) includes two articles that review studies of marijuana's medical utility and come to similar conclusions about the applications that are best supported by the...Show More Summary
With less than three months remaining until the ICD-10 transition, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the American Medical Association (AMA) are announcing efforts to continue to help physicians get ready ahead of the October 1 deadline. In response to requests from the provider community, CMS is releasing additional guidance that will allow... Read More
In 1932, a trio of New York physicians published a paper in the Journal of the American Medical Association that described a new form of bowel disease. The illness came to be named after only one of them, the paper’s lead author, Burrill B. Show More Summary
Rush University Medical Center has been named a finalist for the American Hospital Association's Equity of Care Award for its efforts to reduce health care disparities and promote diversity within the organization's leadership and staff. The association announced the award honorees on June 30.
The American Medical Association is using age as a factor in deciding when doctors need to hang up their white coats. What about Hillary Clinton, who would be 69 years old if innaugurated and suffered a traumatic brain injury?
A thoughtful article just published in the Journal of the American Medical Association compares the process of building proficiency in patient communication with surgery: both require a methodical approach that includes training, study, preparation, practice, and continual attention to improvement. Show More Summary
Steven J. Stack, MD President “The American Medical Association (AMA) is relieved that today’s Supreme Court decision will allow millions of patients to continue accessing the health care they need and deserve. “Physicians know thatShow More Summary
Heart attack patients age 65 and older who have reduced heart function might still benefit from implanted defibrillators, according to a Duke Medicine study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. But fewer than 1 in 10 eligible patients actually get a defibrillator within a year of their heart attacks, the study found.
In a Viewpoint published today in the Journal of the Medical Association (JAMA), researchers from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy at Tufts University and Boston Children's Hospital call on the federal government to drop restrictions on total fat consumption in the forthcoming 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
The American Medical Group Association (AMGA) submitted a letter to the newly formed Senate Committee on Finance Chronic Care Workgroup outlining policies that would support care for the chronically ill.
Yesterday, the American Medical Group Association (AMGA) submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) making recommendations on the proposed rule to modify Meaningful Use in 2015 through 2017.