Practice Management

Cost of Services Driving Up Health Care Spending

Cost of Services Driving Up Health Care Spending

There has been an increase in health care spending from 1996-2013.

Many Patients Unaware of Driving Impairments Associated With Medications

Many Patients Unaware of Driving Impairments Associated With Medications

The likelihood of reporting having received information about potential impairment was highest for users of prescribed sedatives.

Cannabidiol Product Concentration Varies in Products Sold Online

Cannabidiol Product Concentration Varies in Products Sold Online

Of 84 products sampled, 42.85% were underlabeled and 26.19% were overlabeled.

CMS Investigating Impact of Regulations on Clinicians

CMS Investigating Impact of Regulations on Clinicians

The CMS is going to investigate the effects of provider regulations on clinical practice.

Interns Face Increasing Depressive Symptoms

Interns Face Increasing Depressive Symptoms

During the internship year for training physicians, depressive symptoms tend to increase.

What's Next for the Choosing Wisely Campaign?

What's Next for the Choosing Wisely Campaign?

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The "choosing wisely" campaign brings awareness to unnecessary and harmful healthcare.

Unsafe Drinking Water: Your Role as a Clinician

Unsafe Drinking Water: Your Role as a Clinician

Most physicians in Flint were not trained in advocacy or leadership and had not received formal environmental health training.

Prescribing Behavior Influenced by Industry Gifts

Prescribing Behavior Influenced by Industry Gifts

Physicians who received small gifts had more expensive claims and more branded claims than those who received no gifts.

Clinician Job Satisfaction Reduces Burnout

Clinician Job Satisfaction Reduces Burnout

Clinicians who are satisfied with their jobs are less likely to leave their practice.

Increased Risk of Burnout in Female Physicians

Increased Risk of Burnout in Female Physicians

Female physicians tend to be more burned out than male physicians.

Low-Cost Services Contribute to Unnecessary Health Spending

Low-Cost Services Contribute to Unnecessary Health Spending

Nearly $10 per beneficiary per month was spent unnecessarily on low-value services.

Mortality Lower With Female Surgeons

Mortality Lower With Female Surgeons

Patients who are treated by female surgeons have a decrease in mortality compared to those treated by males.

Physician Salaries are Stagnant

Physician Salaries are Stagnant

Physician career coaches reported that physician salaries are flat.

Mental Health Treatment Deficit Among Physicians

Mental Health Treatment Deficit Among Physicians

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Due to physician licensing, physicians may not be seeking treatment for mental health issues.

Physicians Should Counsel Patients on Neurocognitive Risks Linked to Marijuana Use

Physicians Should Counsel Patients on Neurocognitive Risks Linked to Marijuana Use

Physicians should provide counseling to adolescents on the effects of marijuana.

Medicare Boosted Restrictions on Opioids From 2006-2015

Medicare Boosted Restrictions on Opioids From 2006-2015

Medicare Part D formularies increasingly used quantity limits and prior authorization in order to reduce dosing of prescription opioids.

Reasons For Delayed Physician Retirement Vary

Reasons For Delayed Physician Retirement Vary

Physicians are often delaying retirement, but for different reasons.

Metrics Developed to Measure Electronic Health Record Use

Metrics Developed to Measure Electronic Health Record Use

The metrics aim to provide insight into the clinician experience in light of impaired practice efficiency.

How to Learn if You're Eligible for Payment Adjustments in 2018

How to Learn if You're Eligible for Payment Adjustments in 2018

Physicians should review reports to know whether they are subject to the 2018 PQRS payment adjustment.

21% Of Americans Have Experienced a Medical Error

21% Of Americans Have Experienced a Medical Error

More than 1 out of 5 patients in the US have reported experiencing a medical error.

Equal Pay, Work-Life Balance Important to Female Physicians

Equal Pay, Work-Life Balance Important to Female Physicians

Many women feel they experienced a disadvantage in contract negotiations, hiring evaluations, and/or gender bias in relation to their pay levels.

Medical Practice Embezzlement Common

Medical Practice Embezzlement Common

Embezzlement is very common among medical practices, and it's helpful to know the warning signs.

Buying a Practice? Here's What You Should Know

Buying a Practice? Here's What You Should Know

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Physicians must remember that they will be a business owner in addition to being a health care provider.

Scribe Assistance Improves Physician Satisfaction

Scribe Assistance Improves Physician Satisfaction

Working with scribes improves physicians' satisfaction with their jobs.

Doctors Spend Nearly 6 Hours on EHR Daily

Doctors Spend Nearly 6 Hours on EHR Daily

Physicians spend most of their work day coding electronic health records.

Assisted Suicide Legalization Not Supported by ACP

Assisted Suicide Legalization Not Supported by ACP

Physician-assisted suicide is not supported by the ACP.

Little Evidence to Support Doctor, Patient Electronic Communication Guidelines

Little Evidence to Support Doctor, Patient Electronic Communication Guidelines

There is not a lot of evidence available for guidelines on electronic communication between patients and providers.

Early Discharge Services Reduce Hospital Stay, Disability After Stroke

Early Discharge Services Reduce Hospital Stay, Disability After Stroke

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Early supported discharge services may also help care facilities better manage their need for hospital beds and conventional hospital stay costs.

Physicians Should Encourage Online Feedback From Patients

Physicians Should Encourage Online Feedback From Patients

Many patients use online reviews as their first step to finding a new doctor.

Medical Training Improves Some Aspects of Empathy

Medical Training Improves Some Aspects of Empathy

Some aspects of empathy are improved during medical school training.

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