Society of Hospital Medicine cancels 2020 Annual Conference
March 13, 2020
The society’s annual conference, HM20, was scheduled for mid-April.
Medical malpractice insurance premiums likely to rise in 2020
February 21, 2020
In 2019, more than 25% of medical liability insurance premiums rose for internists, ob.gyns., and surgeons, a recent analysis shows.
WHO declares public health emergency for novel coronavirus
January 30, 2020
The declaration was made during a press briefing on Jan. 30.
HHS: Coronavirus risk low in U.S., vaccine development underway
January 28, 2020
U.S. health providers should be on the lookout for any patient who has traveled to China recently.
Judge dismisses doctors’ lawsuit against ABIM
September 27, 2019
A court has thrown out a legal challenge levied by a group of physicians against the American Board of Internal Medicine over its maintenance of certification (MOC) program.
ABIM: Self-paced MOC pathway under development
August 31, 2019
The longitudinal assessment option will provide doctors with immediate feedback about answers and links to educational material.
A third of serious malpractice claims due to diagnostic error
July 11, 2019
Diagnosis errors are a top cause for medical malpractice cases associated with patient death or permanent disability, an analysis finds.
Employed physicians now outnumber independent doctors
May 6, 2019
A majority of doctors still work in small practices, although that number is falling.
CDC warns against misuse of opioid-prescribing guideline
April 24, 2019
Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are advising against misapplication of the agency’s guideline on opioid prescribing.
Report: Part B funds stable, hospital trust running out
April 24, 2019
Annual report shows Medicare’s Part B trust fund is secure, while Medicare’s Part A trust fund will deplete in 7 years.