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Should Physicians Treat Family and Friends? Three Experts Weigh In

Should Physicians Treat Family and Friends? Three Experts Weigh In

Several notable medical societies have issued ethical statements discouraging physicians from treating family members and friends.

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Childbearing Surgical Residents Often Feel Career Dissatisfaction

Childbearing Surgical Residents Often Feel Career Dissatisfaction

More than half of women who have a baby during surgical residency express some type of career dissatisfaction.

AMA Adopts Policy on Augmented Intelligence

AMA Adopts Policy on Augmented Intelligence

The American Medical Association House of Delegates has adopted a policy on augmented intelligence.

Insurance Status Tied to Higher Self-Perceived Poor/Fair Health

Insurance Status Tied to Higher Self-Perceived Poor/Fair Health

Underinsured and never insured adults are more likely than adequately insured adults to report poor/fair health and frequent mental distress.

Variation in Specialty Drug Coverage Across Health Plans

Variation in Specialty Drug Coverage Across Health Plans

There is considerable variation in specialty drug coverage across commercial health plans.

Steps Taken to Increase Use of Electronic Tools in Medicine

Steps Taken to Increase Use of Electronic Tools in Medicine

This move has allowed for greater use of technology by providing a pathway for physicians to be paid for nonface-to-face patient care activities.

Cyber Insurance Recommended for All Physician Practices

Cyber Insurance Recommended for All Physician Practices

The growing threat of hacking is increasing the number of physicians buying cyber insurance.

AMA Proposes Policy Opposing Medicaid 'Lockout' Provisions

AMA Proposes Policy Opposing Medicaid 'Lockout' Provisions

A new policy opposing lockout provisions that block Medicaid patients from the program for lengthy periods and instead supporting allowing patients to reapply immediately for redetermination was adopted.

Three Financial Metrics Can Improve Practice Performance

Three Financial Metrics Can Improve Practice Performance

By understanding three indices and metrics, physicians can change the financial outcome of their medical practice.

New Short-Term Health Plans Have Large Coverage Gaps

New Short-Term Health Plans Have Large Coverage Gaps

There are large coverage gaps in short-term health plans that were approved Wednesday by the Trump administration, and are described by critics as "junk insurance."

Updated Staffing Data Lowers Ratings for Many Nursing Homes

Updated Staffing Data Lowers Ratings for Many Nursing Homes

Star ratings for staffing levels at nearly 1,400 nursing homes across the United States were lowered by Medicare when updated ratings were released on July 25.

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