The American Medical Association is continuing its efforts to stop implementation of the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, citing the huge financial burden for physicians.
Congress has agreed on legislation to repeal the Sustainable Growth Rate formula, which will guarantee Medicare providers annual 0.5 percent reimbursement increases as new payment models are introduced, according to an article published Feb. 11 in Medical Economics.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services have extended another deadline for the Medicare electronic health record Incentive Program, according to an article published Feb. 11 in Medical Economics.
3.3 million Americans have signed up for health insurance through the state and federal marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act, the Obama administration announced Wednesday.
According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about two-thirds (64 percent) of people with high blood pressure had the condition under control during 2012, the latest year for which figures are available. The report is published in the Feb. 14 issue of the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
Even though most Americans have access to hospitals that are capable of providing acute care for ischemic stroke, treatment rates are low, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference, held from Feb. 12 to 14 in San Diego.
Exposure to certain infections may cause decline in memory and other cognitive functions, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference, held from Feb. 12 to 14 in San Diego.
For patients with restless legs syndrome, pregabalin treatment is associated with improved treatment outcomes versus placebo and with lower augmentation than that seen with 0.5 mg pramipexole, according to a study published in the Feb. 13 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
Patients who are free of dementia but have 2 parents with late-onset Alzheimer’s disease may show signs of the disease in brain scans several years, if not decades, before they display clinical symptoms.
Hospitalizations for stroke and associated death rates may increase with changes in environmental temperature and dew point, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association's International Stroke Conference, held from Feb. 12 to 14 in San Diego.