health policy

Are ACA repeal efforts over? Experts weigh inIn the wake of the failure of the Graham-Cassidy bill, experts share what’s ahead for health policy.
Telemedicine policies expand access, dictate reimbursement
Telemedicine policies expand access, dictate reimbursementTelemedicine may provide urologists with enhanced care and unique benefits—or risks—depending on the specifics of the laws that pass.
Health policy changes could affect reimbursement: What to knowHere’s what a Vizient’s hospital leader survey says about the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and other healthcare policies under the new Administration.
Politics may derail Obama’s cancer initiative
JAC 2016 identifies opportunities for urologist engagementUrologists should never feel as though they do not or cannot influence decisions that impact their patients and profession. Martin K. Dineen, MD, shares his insighst on the latest changes in government regulations, payer policies, and how you can get involved and make a difference.
Using health policy to advocate for patientsGlaucoma specialists can be advocates for their patients on a number of levels. On a daily basis, ophthalmologists help overcome barriers to treatment and offer solutions to patients for instilling medications, involving family members in their care, organizing services for patients, and providing educational materials, said Cynthia Mattox, MD, New England Eye Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston.
Greenway, Vitera join in multi-mullion dollar mergerTwo of healthcare's information technology leaders are merging
Perspective: Cost control myths must be addressed to fix health systemFrom misunderstandings about the role of healthcare inflation to cost controls in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), three economic myths must be addressed for the healthcare system to function properly, says Theodore R. Marmor, PhD, Yale University professor emeritus of public policy and management as well as political science. He recently spoke with Medical Economics Editor-in-Chief Lois A. Bowers, MA.