Regulations & Policy

Congress approved an $8.3 billion package to fight the spread of coronavirus and respond to the growing crisis.

The Supreme Court will listen to the legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act that has been working its way through the lower courts. The court made its decision to hear the case Monday, March 2.

The Trump administration recently asked Congress for $2.5 billion in funding to address the outbreak of the disease as the number of cases continues to grow worldwide.

CMS Administrator Seema Verma is once again putting pressure on Medicare accrediting organizations that certify healthcare providers for reimbursement under the federal healthcare program.

Members of the nation’s largest association for accountable care organizations have asked CMS to make some suggested changes to the new direct contracting payment models and release additional details. Not doing so could “derail” the new payment reform, according to NAACOS.

The Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model, which covers hip and knee joint replacement bundled payments, could see a three-year extension, CMS announced in a proposed rule.

HHS is extending its existing partnership with pharmaceutical company Janssen Research & Development, which is part of Johnson & Johnson, to develop treatments for the 2019 novel coronavirus, the agency announced.

 

A Medicare for all healthcare system has the potential to improve the availability of services and efficiency of care in the United States, according to a recent study published in The Lancet.

Where to set the minimum wage, or whether to set one at all, is one of the most contentious political questions in these divided times. A new study focused on health outcomes may give argumentation ammunition to all sides.

An HHS rule that would enable patients to have free access to their medical records through third-party digital apps is facing a tough battle, with one of the biggest EMR vendor companies, Epic Systems, leading the opposition.

New rules about e-cigarettes went into effect Feb. 6, with a partial ban on some flavored products in the U.S. market.

CMS has issued a proposed rule and Advance Notice affecting Medicare Advantages and Medicare Part D prescription drug plans.

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The United States has faced a growing shortage of physicians for some time. This long-term trend—coupled with the pandemic and increased imaging demand throughout 2021—have led to a highly competitive radiologist employment market at a time when practices find themselves short-staffed, overworked, and in need of relief.

Can you recall the last shift during which you spent close to 100% of your time on clinical duties?

Medical malpractice claims are a significant source of anxiety for all radiologists. Unfortunately, decisions made in the heat of the moment, with the absolute best intentions, can still land a specialist in court.

   
   
   
   
   
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