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Pharmacists Credited for Decline in Hospital-Acquired ConditionsIn the battle against ADEs, pharmacists are leading the way.
Advocates look to Congress for new patient matching systemA small crack is developing in the long-standing federal prohibition against the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ (HHS) involvement in efforts to improve matching patients with their medical records
New HHS Secretary Dr. Price promises physician-friendly reformsTom Price, MD, would play a key role in repealing the Affordable Care Act and making significant changes to Medicare if confirmed as Secretary of Health and Human Services.
The danger of waiving co-insuranceDespite warnings being issued frequently during the years since 1998, and despite the discussion of this issue during any Medicare training you might attend, there are still healthcare businesses that believe they can get by with waiving co-pays without a policy requiring a hardship evaluation.
Physicians react to Tom Price nomination
Physicians react to Tom Price nominationDoctors' reaction to Tom Price’s nomination to HHS varies; some fear for healthcare access
Physicians retaliate against AMA on Twitter
Physicians retaliate against AMA on TwitterWhen the American Medical Association came out with a strong endorsement for the Tom Price nomination to head the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, a grassroots organization took action to let the AMA know it doesn't speak for all physicians.
10 Things to know about HHS Secretary-designate Tom Price
10 Things to know about HHS Secretary-designate Tom PriceA former private practice physician is poised to become the next secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Here’s what physicians should know about him.
Five things to know: CMS’ plan to up PCP payments by millionsCMS announced changes to how Medicare pays for primary care. Here’s 5 things to consider.
Health policy experts predict election outcome, healthcare changesWhile healthcare has flown under the radar for much of this election season, it’s a topic that was not ignored at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) Nexus in National Harbor, Maryland.
Four developments helping address the opioid epidemicAs the opioid epidemic continues across the U.S., new treatment programs and guidelines could help reverse the trend.