Healthcare Associations

AMA analysis of Medicare Trustee data shows Medicare updates compared to inflation 2001-2021.

More than 120 medical societies have joined the AMA in a letter urging congressional leaders to enact long-term solutions to the systemic problems in the Medicare physician payment system and to address cuts that are going into effect in 2023.

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The American Hospital Association (AHA) and the American Medical Association (AMA) have dropped their legal challenge to the interim final rule independent dispute resolution process of the No Surprises Act.

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Burnout is a growing problem across the healthcare industry, and physicians are feeling symptoms worse than ever as the COVID-19 pandemic stretches on.

Julius Bogdan, vice president and general manager of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Digital Health Advisory Team for North America, explains several key artificial intelligence (AI) trends he sees across healthcare.

Julius Bogdan, vice president and general manager of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Digital Health Advisory Team for North America, explains several key artificial intelligence (AI) trends he sees across healthcare.

Julius Bogdan, vice president and general manager of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Digital Health Advisory Team for North America, explains considerations for healthcare system information technology (IT) management teams on the implementation of artificial intelligence (AI). He also discusses ideally how AI should be integrated into medical IT systems, and some of the issues AI presents in the complex environment of real-world patient care." #AI #HIMSS

Julius Bogdan, vice president and general manager of the HIMSS Digital Health Advisory Team for North America, explains considerations for healthcare IT teams on the implementation of artificial intelligence (AI).

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While MGMA recognized that the No Surprises Act “established critical patient protections against balance billing and created new cost transparency tools to help patients,” the association argued the new requirements for 2022 also carried “ significant additional administrative burdens for group practices.”

The trial to decide if UnitedHealth Group will be allowed to pursue its $13 billion acquisition with Change Healthcare is underway.

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Yet another lawsuit is taking aim at the Affordable Care Act, and 61 U.S. medical organizations have joined forces to speak out.

The bill, Advancing Telehealth Beyond COVID–19 Act of 2022, extends telehealth flexibilities under Medicare that were initially authorized during the public health emergency relating to COVID-19.

92% of patients believe privacy is a right and their health data should not be available for purchase by corporations or other individuals.

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The proposed payment increase of 2.7% doesn't make up for sequestration cuts, inflation, and other factors hitting hospitals, medical groups say. 

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The CMS proposal was met with immediate criticism from the American Medical Association. 

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Two-year outcomes of a QFR-guided vessel and lesion selection strategy showed that the benefits of QFR guidance continued to accrue over time compared with standard angiography guidance in patients undergoing PCI.

Dozens of medical societies have signed a new letter urging Congress to stop upcoming Medicare payment cuts. “The Medicare payment system remains on an unsustainable path threatening beneficiaries’ access to physicians," they wrote. 

Read our review of some of the biggest FDA-related stories that have hit cardiology in the last month, including news from Viz.ai, Edwards Lifesciences, Abiomed and Medtronic. 

   
   
   
   
   
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