AMA Urges DOJ to Challenge CVS-Aetna Merger

The American Medical Association (AMA) today urged the U.S. Department of Justice to block the proposed acquisition of Aetna, Inc. by CVS Health Corporation, and shared with federal regulators an exhaustive AMA analysis indicating the proposed merger would likely...

What Patients are Reading: Inequity in Bundled Care

Bundled care programs seek to address the ratio of outcomes to cost, but they do not take into consideration patients’ preexisting medical conditions and social factors according to the Forbes magazine article, “How Bundling Care Hurts The Patients Who Need It The...

Geisinger THR Warranty Based on Orthopaedic Protocols

A pilot program launched earlier this year by the Geisinger Health System in Pennsylvania pledges to cover costs of follow-up care for total hip replacement patients for the rest of their lives. The AMA Wire published an interview with Michael Suk, MD, chair of the...

Dr. Rothman Retires, Carries On

This week, Richard H. Rothman, MD, PhD, retired from surgery at his namesake Rothman Institute in Philadelphia. Dr. Rothman was AAHKS President from 1998-1999. At 81 years old, he decided to leave the practice of surgery while still “at his peak” and to focus on other...
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