The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) today lauded the announcement by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) about the creation of a new Office of Emergency Care Research (OECR) as a gift to emergency patients everywhere. The NIH is the largest federal agency dedicated to medical research. The formation of the OECR has been heralded as a significant advance for emergency medicine investigators and emergency patients.
A former employee of Dallas' Texas Vascular Associates, PA, (TVA) is suing the company and nine physicians after being fired for allegedly refusing to fraudulently bill Medicare and private insurance companies for patient services.
In an effort to increase access to health care for the nation's underserved populations and support the incredible efforts of volunteer physicians, the American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation has awarded 15 physician-led free clinics from across the country with grants ranging from $10,000 to $25,000.
Secretary of Public Welfare Gary D. Alexander today announced that the department's Medical Assistance Electronic Health Record Incentive Program helped more than 500,000 Medical Assistance recipients receive safer, more efficient care in its first year of operation.
As part of the continuing effort to provide world-class health care closer to where more Veterans live, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs today announced plans to open 13 new community-based outpatient clinics in nine states.
The Veterans E-Health & Telemedicine Support Act, introduced last week, comes on the heels of several moves the federal government is making to adapt telemedicine for treating servicemembers, veterans, and their families.