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U.S. Senate Republicans narrowly agreed on Tuesday to open debate on a bill to repeal Obamacare, but the party’s seven-year effort to roll back Democratic President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law still faces significant hurdles. ..
As the regulatory environment, technology requirements and overhead costs force independent docs to consider selling or joining larger systems, two independent physician groups in Northeast Ohio are looking to push back against that trend. Premier Ph..
2016 was a good year for doctors’ compensation, according to a new report. Physicians saw an average increase in compensation of 2.9% in 2016, according to an announcement of the report from the AMGA. That was similar to a 3.1% increase in 2015. ..
In 1897, a reporter received a letter from an American writer in London with a now-famous line: “The report of my death,” Mark Twain wrote, “was an exaggeration.” Today, small, physician-owned practices could say the same about a somewhat dif..
The transcription service provider is struggling to regain full function of some of its services, primarily its eScription platform, but the company expects full function of the service within two weeks. Voice and language tool provider Nuance’s on..
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced late Monday that the Senate will give up on its ACA replacement bill and vote instead on legislation to repeal the law within two years. McConnell made the decision after it became clear he could not w..
Amid a slew of payment updates released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) last week, one issue was conspicuously absent: relief from Meaningful Use Stage 3 requirements. Although CMS provided some regulatory relief for physici..
When it comes to payment rates, physicians aren’t seeing much of a difference between traditional Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans, according to a new study. Advantage plans managed by private insurers pay doctors prices similar to Medicare ra..
The Senate health bill unveiled Thursday keeps a controversial amendment put forward by Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee to allow insurers to sell bare-bones plans to one segment of the population while offering coverage to the healthier sector at lowe..
The United States spends more on healthcare than other wealthy nations, yet ranks last on equity, access, efficiency, care delivery and healthcare costs. Despite progress made in providing coverage to previously uninsured Americans via the Affordable..
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