During its first year, the Pioneer accountable care organization reduced the use of low-value services.
More Americans have reported access to affordable health insurance and feel they are in better health since the ACA.
On Thursday, the Supreme Court voted to uphold tax subsidies for Americans enrolled in the Affordable Care Act.
Loretta Ford, EdD, RN, PNP, FAAN, FAANPP, pioneer of the nurse practitioner profession, calls on NPs to innovate, invest, and invent.
The Frontlines for Lifelines Act, S 297, would allow more than 4,000 nurse practitioners practicing in Veteran Affairs facilities full-practice authority.
New and experienced nurse practitioners alike have opportunities to advocate for better policies at the federal, state, and federal level.
Advocacy and public awareness efforts in 2015 have helped spotlight the vital contributions physician assistants bring to the health care system.
Five physician assistants were lauded for their exemplary commitment to advancing the PA profession by the AAPA.
Physician assistants can help fulfill this demand as the need for health care grows.
Governor Hogan signed the bill (HB 999/SB 723) into law on May 12, making Maryland the 21st full-practice authority state in the United States.
Prices were significantly lower at family practice offices versus internists, in offices participating in Medicare managed care plans, and in federally qualified health centers.
But many Americans still can't afford medical care
Health tutor David Manana heads the Clinical Officer training program at the Maridi Health Sciences Institute.
Providers have been concerned that quality metrics, such as those mandated by the Affordable Care Act, pose unintended legal risks for health-care practitioners.
There was a 23% increase in the number of Medicaid-enrolled patients with newly identified diabetes in the 26 states and the D.C. that expanded Medicaid, compared with a 0.4% increase in the 24 states that did not expand Medicaid.
Estimates suggests that primary-care providers can expect about 70 additional visits a year per year, or slightly more than one visit a week.
While the new Republican majority in Congress has vowed to repeal or rework the law, President Barack Obama has said he would veto any such efforts.
A family of three living in Texas must make less than $3,760 annually to be eligible for Medicaid.Their neighbors in New Mexico are eligible for Medicaid making almost ten times the Texas limit.
After the 2010 Arab uprisings, the physician assistant profession was created to address the rapidly changing health-care complications in Saudi Arabia.
A medical organization dedicated to discussing the root causes of cancer, takes a different perspective on how to spread awareness of breast cancer.
Results of a 2013 survey indicate that three out of 10 Americans believe money is a barrier to receiving care.
Citing new technologies and legal protections, the lifetime ban on blood donations from gay men should be reconsidered.
Changes in the Affordable Care Act place greater emphasis on preventive medicine in primary care.
Obama's nominee, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, will seek to burnish ACA's image amid mid-term election fray.
Applicants need to check a box on HealthCare.gov website to be eligible to extend enrollment deadline.
Provider-level data on specific health outcomes, such as blood glucose and blood pressure control rates, is now available on Physician Compare.
New legislation emphasizes quality over quantity, with merit-based incentives.
Companies in three size classes will benefit from healthcare reform deadline extensions.
Work remains for finalizing legislation, reconciling differences between Congress and Senate bills.
About 25.4 million Medicare beneficiaries received at least one free preventive service in 2013.