New specialty data from the National Resident Matching Program reveals that the 2014 appointment year was the largest in the history of the Specialty Matching Service (SMS), which matches advanced residency and fellowship positions.
Did you know that the AMA Women Physicians Section (WPS) represents nearly 60,000 women physicians and medical students? All women AMA members are automatically members of the section
The Joint Commission has awarded its first Gold Seal of Approval® for Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH) certification for hospitals to the Cleveland Clinic for demonstrating compliance with the group’s national standards for health care quality and safety.
Congress made tremendous progress over the past year as lawmakers worked together across chambers to craft bipartisan legislation to reform Medicare’s failing payment system. But recent partisan tactics could prevent repeal of the sustainable growth rate payment formula from crossing the finish line, even as the March 31 deadline approaches.
Unless Congress repeals Medicare’s flawed sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula by March 31, physicians face pay cuts and consequences—and medical students aren’t immune.Patients in many areas of the country already face problems getting physician care, but this will worsen unless Congress acts...
Unless Congress repeals Medicare’s flawed sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula by March 31, Virginia physicians face a 24 percent cut to payments for Medicare claims. If the cut happens, consequences for the state include: • The average physician would get a cut of $17,000.• ...
Many fourth-year medical students experienced a stressful, then joyous Monday, the first day of some National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) results.
What once was a process limited to intensive care in hospitals now is moving into the ambulatory setting. A patient safety model proven to eliminate dangerous and costly infections is being piloted as a way to heighten the quality of care in physician practices.
Comprehensive new policy recommendations from the National Governors Association provide guidance for states to address the burgeoning problem of prescription drug abuse and diversion.
Physicians and hospitals will get a short reprieve from Medicare's recovery audit contractors, CMS recently announced.