Practice Management

Spending Often Persists in High-Cost Medicare-Medicaid Eligible

Spending Often Persists in High-Cost Medicare-Medicaid Eligible

More than half of patients who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid and are designated as high-cost in one year remain persistently high-cost over three years.

Trump to Sign Bills Lifting Drug Price 'Gag Orders' on Pharmacists

Trump to Sign Bills Lifting Drug Price 'Gag Orders' on Pharmacists

Two bills that allow US pharmacists to disclose drug prices to customers to help them save money are expected to be signed today by President Donald Trump.

Aetna-CVS Merger Approved

Aetna-CVS Merger Approved

A $69 billion merger between health insurer Aetna and pharmacy manager CVS Health has been approved.

Minority Residents Experience Burdens Linked to Race/Ethnicity

Minority Residents Experience Burdens Linked to Race/Ethnicity

Minority residents describe burdens associated with race/ethnicity, including microaggressions and bias on a daily basis.

Tips Provided for Budgeting in Medical Residency

Tips Provided for Budgeting in Medical Residency

Medical residents should start budgeting and save for the future.

Number of Health-Related Data Breaches Increasing

Number of Health-Related Data Breaches Increasing

The number of health data breaches has steadily increased since 2010.

Interviews Can Help Ensure Physician Candidates Fit Culture

Interviews Can Help Ensure Physician Candidates Fit Culture

In preparing to interview to hire a new physician, practices must understand their own cultures.

More Non-Elderly Americans Uninsured in 2017 vs 2016

More Non-Elderly Americans Uninsured in 2017 vs 2016

From 2016 to 2017, there was an increase in the number of uninsured non-elderly Americans.

The Open Access Debate: Should Patients Freely Access Research?

The Open Access Debate: Should Patients Freely Access Research?

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Patients and their families are advocating for their right to access the latest medical research papers to help find potential treatments and understand health conditions.

Implementing EMRs Affects Time Spent With Patients in Clinic

Implementing EMRs Affects Time Spent With Patients in Clinic

Following a six-month learning period to implement an electronic medical recordsystem, outpatient orthopedic clinics return to pre-implementation efficiency, but there may be other lasting effects on productivity.

Physicians Often Don't Address Their Burnout

Physicians Often Don't Address Their Burnout

More than half of physicians experience burnout, and many do not seek treatment for burnout.

Variations in Influenza Vaccination Coverage Among Healthcare Employees Reported

Variations in Influenza Vaccination Coverage Among Healthcare Employees Reported

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Wide variations in influenza vaccine coverage have been noted across healthcare personnel based on occupation and worksite.

Business Degree Increasingly Useful for Doctors

Business Degree Increasingly Useful for Doctors

Having a Master of Business Administration degree (M.B.A.) can help doctors with important, practice-related decisions.

Burnout, Career Choice Regret Prevalent in US Residents

Burnout, Career Choice Regret Prevalent in US Residents

Symptoms of burnout and career choice regret are prevalent among US resident physicians.

Education Can Up Emotional Intelligence in Residents

Education Can Up Emotional Intelligence in Residents

Following an educational intervention, residents from pediatrics and med-ped residency programs have an increase in total emotional intelligence.

Some Clinicians, Patients Record Clinic Visits for Patient Use

Some Clinicians, Patients Record Clinic Visits for Patient Use

A considerable proportion of clinicians and patients report having recorded a clinic visit for the patient's personal use.

Simplifying Medicare Plan Finder Improves Plan Selection

Simplifying Medicare Plan Finder Improves Plan Selection

Simplifying an internet-based decision support tool could result in selection of lower-cost plans.

Practices Should Set Rules for Staff Social Media Use

Practices Should Set Rules for Staff Social Media Use

Medical practices can take steps to avoid problems related to use of social media by staff members.

Research Links Doctor Burnout to Patient Safety Incidents

Research Links Doctor Burnout to Patient Safety Incidents

Physician burnout is associated with increased risk of patient safety incidents, poorer quality of care due to low professionalism, and reduced patient satisfaction.

Dozens of Medical Groups Join Forces to Improve Diagnoses

Dozens of Medical Groups Join Forces to Improve Diagnoses

Every nine minutes, a patient in a U.S. hospital dies because a diagnosis was wrong or delayed -- resulting in 80,000 deaths a year. .

Hospitals Charge 479 Percent of Cost of Drugs on Average

Hospitals Charge 479 Percent of Cost of Drugs on Average

On average, hospitals mark up drugs by 479 percent of their cost, according to a report from The Moran Company, commissioned by the PhRMA.

Medicaid Expansion Linked to Gains in Insurance Coverage

Medicaid Expansion Linked to Gains in Insurance Coverage

Medicaid expansion was associated with gains in insurance among low-income adults with substance use disorders, but corresponding treatment gains were not seen.

Incorporating Guidelines Into Clinical Practice: An Interview With Gary L. LeRoy, MD

Incorporating Guidelines Into Clinical Practice: An Interview With Gary L. LeRoy, MD

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Despite their advantages, many clinicians do not necessarily agree with the centrality or content of CPGs. Others — especially primary care physicians (PCPs) — are overwhelmed by the vast and ever-increasing numbers of guidelines issued by multiple societies.

Residents Should Take Advantage of Paid Time Off

Residents Should Take Advantage of Paid Time Off

Although there are many demands on residents, taking advantage of paid vacation time is one of the perks and should be maximized.

Drug Prices Increase More Than Expected After Shortages

Drug Prices Increase More Than Expected After Shortages

Prices for drugs under shortage increase more than twice as quickly as expected in the absence of a shortage.

Scribes Improve Physician Workflow, Patient Interaction

Scribes Improve Physician Workflow, Patient Interaction

Use of medical scribes is associated with decreased physician documentation burden, improved work efficiency, and improved patient interactions.

Situation Framing, Language Can Influence Decision-Making

Situation Framing, Language Can Influence Decision-Making

How a situation is framed and the language used to describe risks can influence patients' decision-making.

Gains in Insurance Coverage Seen for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Adults

Gains in Insurance Coverage Seen for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Adults

Lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults report continued problems affording care despite coverage gains offered by the Affordable Care Act.

Residents Working Long Hours Can Increase Alertness

Residents Working Long Hours Can Increase Alertness

Medical residents can take steps to maintain their energy and alertness during long shifts.

Medicaid Work Requirements Don't Impact Many Enrollees

Medicaid Work Requirements Don't Impact Many Enrollees

Medicaid work requirements will only impact a small proportion of persons and may only generate minimal savings.

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