Physician Issues

Aug 4, 2020
More than half of independent physicians reported concerns about whether their practices will survive during the pandemic, according to a recent McKinsey & Company survey.
May 28, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about new challenges for health care providers including the way teams communicate and work together. In this first of a two-part podcast, Elisa Arespacochaga, vice president, AHA Physician Alliance, sits down with two senior leaders from New York City-based…
May 28, 2020
In the second of this two-part podcast, Elisa Arespacochaga, vice president, AHA Physician Alliance, speaks with leaders at Henry Ford Health System discussing learnings and experiences as a result of COVID, specifically taking a look at the role of collaboration between clinical and administrative…
Apr 15, 2020
While you are doing your part to help during the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Medical Association (AMA) and American Hospital Association (AHA) want to ensure you have resources to help keep your work environment safe from cyber-threats that could disrupt your practice, the hospital, or…
Mar 3, 2020
A new AHA Center for Health Innovation Market Insights Report “Evolving Physician-Practice Ownership Models” explores the role of physicians at the center of the health care value equation, analyzes emerging investor types, strategic implications for hospitals and health systems and organizational…
Dec 5, 2019
In this Voices on Value piece, Priya Bathija, vice president of AHA’s The Value Initiative, talks with Reshma Gupta, M.D., evaluation and outreach director of Costs of Care, about the organization’s efforts to raise awareness of the unintended financial harm of care and to disseminate innova
Nov 21, 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Nov. 1 issued a final rule updating physician fee schedule (PFS) payments for calendar year (CY) 2020. The rule also includes several policies implementing year four of the quality payment program (QPP) created by the Medicare Access and CHIP…
Oct 30, 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will host a Nov. 14 call for clinical diagnostic laboratories, including hospital outreach laboratories, on reporting data for the Clinical Diagnostic Test Payment System in 2020.
Oct 30, 2019
Physicians make great leaders. They bring a unique clinical perspective and understanding of collaborative teams that is essential in today’s evolving health care landscape. Yet many physicians are challenged — often frustrated — as their extensive training rarely includes key leadership…