Healthcare Associations

PHOTO GALLERY from AMA House of Delegates 2022 meeting

Here are images from the American Medical Association (AMA) 2022 House of Delegates (HOD) meeting in Chicago, June 10-15. This was the first time the HOD met in two and a half years because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

June 15, 2022
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AHA asks Congress to provide more COVID-19 funds

The American Hospital Association (AHA) has asked Congress to provide more financial relief as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

 

March 25, 2022
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Medical liability premiums surge again

Medical liability premiums have risen significantly again for the third consecutive year, according to an analysis from the American Medical Association (AMA).

 

March 14, 2022
Medical societies are asking Congress to be involved in Medicare reform efforts.

About 100 medical societies ask Congress to be involved in Congressional efforts to reform Medicare

Nearly 100 professional healthcare societies have asked Congress to include them in any discussions related to Medicare reform. 

February 28, 2022
Pharmacy

Major pharmacy group criticizes FTC decision on PBMs

FTC failed to reach a consensus on a study looking into PBM practices.

February 18, 2022
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Healthcare heavyweights file fresh lawsuit over controversial provision in surprise billing rule

The complaint seeks to amend the independent dispute resolution process for unexpected bills that purportedly "unfairly" benefits insurance companies.

December 9, 2021
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AHA backing legislation to change antitrust reviews

The American Hospital Association (AHA) is lending its support to a bill to change the merger review process at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), eliminating the agency’s ability to challenge proposed combinations without going to court.

May 18, 2018

MedPAC votes on pay cut for freestanding EDs, considers consolidating hospital reporting programs

At the April meeting of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), the panel voted to recommend a 30 percent cut to payment rates for standalone emergency departments (EDs) and indicated it may suggest action on hospital quality reporting later this year.

April 6, 2018
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