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Obama aministration shelves doctor ’mystery shoppers’ plan
The Obama administration said Tuesday that it had shelved plans for a survey in which "mystery shoppers" posing as...
Spine experts repudiate Medtronic studies
In an extraordinary move, a group of spine specialists are publicly repudiating the research of other experts that...
Top Democrats reject new plan to cut Medicare spending
Leading Congressional Democrats immediately recoiled Tuesday from a new proposal to cut $600 billion in Medicare...
What happened to the family doctor?
Primary-care doctors take care of the young, the old and the in-between; the sick, the well and the dying. Ideally...
Portland, OR doc makes house calls by bicycle
Before leaving the office to visit a homebound patient, Tony Ohotto, MD, gathered a few necessities: his stethoscope...
Anti-death-penalty group files complaint against GA execution doctor
Thursday's scheduled execution of a man convicted of killing a Savannah woman in 1978 could be derailed with a...
Hospitals courting primary care doctors
In one of the first concrete steps to remake the way medical care is delivered, hospitals are competing to hire...
US alters rule on paying for end-of-life planning
The Obama administration, reversing course, will revise a Medicare regulation to delete references to end-of-life...
Florida doctors to consider splitting ties with AMA over healthcare reform
The Florida Medical Association is scheduled to consider the issue at its annual meeting next month. The House of...
Don't Expect Obama to Lead Malpractice Reform
Malpractice reform probably won't come out of Washington as part of healthcare reform this year. President Barack Obama...