A Lawmaker and a Physician Congressman Michael Burgess, a Republican from Texas who was an OB/GYN before being elected to Congress, discusses healthcare reform and his unique perspective as a lawmaker and a physician.
Podcast Series: How Healthcare Reform Affects Your Practice In this two-part podcast series, Robert Bennett, a member of MGMA’s government affairs staff, explains what parts of the healthcare reform law are likely to affect medical practices, and Dave Gans, vice president of practice management resources at MGMA, details what practices can do now to get ready for reform.
With many centers seeking to adopt IORT, there are licensing, proctoring, staffing, technical support, and reimbursement issues that need to be considered. We have reviewed the current international experience and describe one community cancer center’s experience with initiating an IORT breast cancer program. More »
The annual report to the nation on the status of cancer in the United States, published Monday, shows cancer death rates overall continue to decline. The number of people who die as a result of their cancer has been steadily declining since the 1990s, and over the 9-year period between 2000 and 2009, the report shows a 1.8% decrease in death rates per year among men and a 1.4% decrease among women. More »
ObGyns are among the least likely physicians to accept new Medicare patients, and more physicians will likely begin refusing Medicare patients if the 27% cut in Medicare reimbursement goes through in 2013. What will you do? More »