Physician Issues

Sep 20, 2018
IN RE: National Prescription Opiate Litigation
Download the full amicus brief below. Amicus American Hospital Association (“AHA”) respectfully submits this amicus curiae brief in support of Defendants Mark E. Cieniawski, M.D. and Michael B. Bruehl, M.D.’s Motions to Partially Vacate Conditional Transfer Orders (CTOs-47, -50, & -51).…
Jul 13, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services July 12 issued a proposed rule that would update physician fee schedule payments for calendar year 2019. The rule also included several proposals to implement year three of the quality payment program created by the Medicare Access and CHIP…
May 17, 2018
Date: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm ET (2:30 CT) Description: In this presentation, Dr. Chris Moriates, a hospital medicine physician (Associate Professor of Internal Medicine) and Assistant Dean for Health Care Value at Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin, will…
Apr 2, 2018
To fully understand how physician practice and contracting arrangements and their relationships with hospitals are developed and affect care delivery, the AHA conducted a baseline survey of the nation’s hospitals and health systems to gather data on the types of relationships physicians and…
Mar 30, 2018
March 30 marks National Doctors’ Day, a recognition of the contribution of physicians to individual lives and communities.  America’s hospitals and health systems know how important physicians, and their partnership and leadership, are to achieving our vision of a society of healthy…
Mar 28, 2018
Description: With an ever-changing health care landscape, one thing is certain, organizations must adapt and continuously improve performance in a value driven health care system. In this webinar, Dr. Byron Scott, Deputy Chief Health Officer with Simpler Consulting, IBM Watson Health, practicing…
Mar 19, 2018
More than nine in 10 physicians say health plan prior authorization requirements have a negative impact on patient clinical outcomes, according to a survey released today by the American Medical Association. Almost two-thirds of the 1,000 physicians surveyed reported waiting at least one…
Mar 8, 2018
House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joseph Crowley (D-NY) will speak at the AHA Annual Membership Meeting on May 7 in Washington, D.C. Crowley serves on the House Committee on Ways and Means. He also introduced the AHA-supported Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act (H.R. 2267), which would add 15…
Mar 8, 2018
AHA's Physician Alliance will host a webinar March 13 featuring Dan Diamond, M.D., on responding to difficult challenges, including physician burnout. Diamond was the director of the medical triage unit at the New Orleans Convention Center after Hurricane Katrina, and has responded to some of the…