Substance-addicted physicians pose a severe risk to themselves and their patients not just by upping the chance of mistakes but even creating circumstances in which doctors are driven to defraud patients and colleagues.
With the Supreme Court's decision last week to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as constitutional, the future isn't promising for hospitals when 2014 regulations kick in, according to some providers.
A U.S. Supreme Court has given providers the continued opportunity to sue over cuts in the Medicaid program, reported the Los Angeles Times and Politico . The High Court voted 5-4 to send a
The California Medical Association (CMA) and several other trade groups sued the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and the State of California for impending cuts to the state's Medicaid
The electronic health record (EHR) is a constantly evolving digital chronicle of a patient's health--data is placed in the EHR, data is deleted or changed for various reasons. This ongoing process,
Blue Shield of California doesn't have to shut down its online doctor ranking system because a judge ruled that it is a form of protected speech. The California Medical Association last year sued
Although this year's Match Day placed more physicians in primary care residencies than last year (which itself was an improvement on 2009), the American Association of Medical Colleges estimates that
An increasingly popular way to control rising healthcare costs has become so-called narrow network plans in which businesses and individuals get a sizeable break on their premiums by agreeing to only
The California Medical Association is suing Blue Shield of California over an online physician rating system it alleges is inaccurate and could harm doctors' reputations, the Sacramento Business
A new physician-rating system co-created by Blue Shield of California and the Pacific Business Group on Heath (PBGH) set to go public June 1 has drawn the ire of the California Medical Association.