Practice Management Archive
AHA, ADA, and Others Express Concern Around Proposed Legislation to Protect Those With Preexisting Conditions
The American Heart Association has published a statement in opposition of the latest Senate healthcare bill aimed at dismantling the Affordable Care Act.
Three U.S. health care foundations and seven hospital groups have formed a generic drug company to combat high prices and chronic shortages of medicines.
High-quality health care needs to be provided to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) patients, and improved training is necessary to deliver that care.
Medicaid work requirements will only impact a small proportion of persons and may only generate minimal savings.
Uncertainty surrounds the future of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program.
Enrollment in high-deductible health plans has increased among adults with employment-based insurance coverage.
From 2013 to 2016 there was an increase in children's participation in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program.
Issues to consider include how to address patients, obtaining inclusive history, and unique clinical challenges.
Pharmacist roles include helping with insulin treatment, virtual consults, and diabetes management.
An annual survey of resident physicians conducted by AMA Insurance found that the top financial concern of current residents is paying off medical school loans.
Medical collections decrease substantially with age, possibly because of increased health insurance coverage and incomes.
The average change in median compensation was 1.2% in 2017 for all medical specialties.
Interested in specializing in critical care? You may want to reconsider.
Appropriate and standardized regulation of mobile medical applications may enable faster adoption and integration of these technology platforms in the health care environment
Affordable Care Act Marketplace premiums increase more in areas with monopolist insurers.
House of Delegates adopts policy stating that health equity is a goal toward which the AMA should work.
More than half of the new approvals of Breakthrough Therapy drugs were based on a single pivotal trial.
Medical practice staff can effectively handle negative online reviews by staying calm and positive, looking for solutions, apologizing, and thanking the reviewers.
The demise of the National Guideline Clearinghouse in July 2018 is likely to impact evidence-based health care around the world.
Artificial intelligence (AI) offers opportunities for early detection, triage, and diagnostics.
Practices should conduct risk analysis to evaluate product deficiencies, create corrective measures.
Medical comic books may be an acceptable form of patient education material, but clinicians should assess and honor patient preferences before providing these materials.
Watch one of these healthcare-focused TED Talks and reignite your passion for medicine.
Negative sentiment linked to increased utilization of imaging, especially at start of ICU stay.
National Provider Identifiers are vulnerable to identity theft.
Patients report that doctors are routinely not discussing known risk factors for common causes of death.
In addition to a better work-life balance, concierge medicine can reduce the number of patients a physician needs to see in order to make a living.
For physicians working in the US, the prospect of practicing medicine abroad can be both exciting and daunting.
Knowing payer policies and regulatory requirements is critical to appealing denials.
There is a lack of correlation between physician scores and those of others for physician-patient communication.
Approximately 1% of individuals in the United States have a genetic predisposition to cancer or heart disease, and these individuals could be ideal candidates for genetic screening.
Life expectancy has declined in recent years in some high-income countries, and in the United States, midlife mortality has increased due to several causes.
The logo should be simple, easy to identify, and should send a message about the medical practice.
Republicans who have fought against the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for years are at a crossroads after their opposition largely failed.
Provider-reported rates of burnout may be lower in small independent primary care practices than in larger practices.
Certain steps should be taken when discharging a patient for failure or inability to meet financial obligations.
Clinicians report that knowing patients' social needs changes care delivery and improves communication for many patients.
There are six broad factors that can affect inclusion within health care organizations.
Consolidating software allows practices to save time and money, make fewer mistakes, protect privacy.
Bundling of payments for five common medical conditions is not associated with changes in Medicare payments per episode or health outcomes.
Health-related AI solutions in the pipeline or currently available should enhance physician and patient decision-making to advance improved health outcomes.
Underinsured and never insured adults are more likely than adequately insured adults to report poor/fair health and frequent mental distress.
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 by the American Medical Association House of Delegates during the AMA's annual meeting in Chicago.
Practices that don't have specific cyber insurance often have some limited coverage through their malpractice.
Clinicians will have more opportunity to use technology with extra codes approved by CPT Editorial Panel.
Building cohesive teams in teaching clinics can help blend clinical care with education for residents.
In order to achieve universal health coverage, stakeholders must focus on the quality of health services.
Gender-based salary differences were the same regardless of whether or not the respondent was a parent.
By understanding three indices and metrics, physicians can change the financial outcome of their medical practice.
There are large coverage gaps in short-term health plans that were approved Wednesday by the Trump administration.
In recent years, more healthcare professionals are choosing to work for organizations rather than starting their own practice.
Although physicians typically struggle with change, relying on habits created in their practice, learning to change is important in order to improve practices.
Allowing front desk staff adequate time and an uninterrupted environment to focus on billing can prevent problems later on.
Targeted steps can be taken to minimize future risks of lawsuits.
There are very few published descriptions of programs that address the mistreatment of medical trainees.
In an article published in Physicians Practice, four strategies are presented to help physicians make personal and professional gains.
The FDA has the ability within its governing laws to reveal to the public the reasons for its decisions to reject or approve drugs.
Sound healing — a meditation technique that focuses on the power of sound — may offer a solution to physician burnout.
Untimely responses to messages by on-call physicians may make physicians liable for patient death or injury.
Insurance companies sometimes underpay doctors the contracted amount for a service or procedure.
Reducing the number of computers on wheels in a surgical intensive care unit can reduce barriers to communication during patient presentations.
As of 2018, fewer than 10% of hospitals are without an electronic health record (EHR) system.
The zero tolerance immigration policy implemented by the Trump Administration in spring 2018 resulted in divisive political commentary that further delineated the line between parties.
Practices and physicians should prepare for emergency situations, such as natural disasters, network communications failures, and active shooter situations.
The Veterans Affairs Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks (VA MISSION) Act may increase costs and reduce quality of health care for veterans.
Medical institutions and organizations need to ensure there are proactive interventions to transform the workplace in order to address sexual harassment and discrimination.
In an era of larger-scale studies and increased data digitization, the question of which information is appropriate to disclose has become a focal point in medical ethics.
Embezzlement occurs frequently in medical practices and steps should be taken to prevent it.
Coverage rates and access to care are significantly higher in states with Medicaid expansion, compared with non-expansion states.
New findings show that attire influenced satisfaction with clinical care.
The White House announced earlier this month a plan to freeze billions of dollars of risk-adjustment payments scheduled to go to insurers through the Affordable Care Act.
Wellness travel comes in many forms: from coastal bike rides to weeklong workout programs with celebrity trainers.
Despite good intentions, HIPAA is shrouded in myth and misapplication that does more harm than good for both patients and physicians.
Physician burnout, fatigue, and work-unit safety grades are independently associated with medical errors.
Criminals are sending fake U.S. Food and Drug Administration warning letters to people who tried to buy medicines online or over the phone.
The FDA says patients could use a mobile-phone app to help determine if they're able to obtain a medication without a prescription.
A peer-based education program can improve the efficiency of electronic health record use.
The travel ban on citizens from several Middle Eastern countries has affected several faculty members and students, some of whom were in the process of completing courses or exams that would allow them to apply for residencies.
CMS issued a proposal to update payment policies, quality provisions, and payment rates for services under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule on or after January 1, 2019.
The Pharmacist eCare Plan is designed to improve communication between pharmacists and physicians by allowing documentation to be available via EHRs.
The AMA House of Delegates has adopted policy to increase the number of people who obtain coverage through the ACA by making marketplace plans more affordable.
Physicians who are caring for other physicians should treat them as they would any other patient and not allow them to take control of their illness.
Researchers sought to assess the frequency of specific government agencies and organizations in their funding for the review studies.
Medical safety organizations and advocates from over 20 countries address the use of technologies to reduce errors and establish an international barcode standard for drug labeling and packaging.
Eighty-six percent of PCP's surveyed report feeling unable to address the needs of chronic care patients adequately; 28 percent say this happens often.
The White House says this shift will address the "fragmented federal oversight" of food safety and public health.
The AMA calls for inclusive family and medical leave policies to support LGBTQ workers who care for relatives, spouses, and partners.
Access to intensive management program results in more outpatient care with no increase in total costs.
The recall affects approximately 470,000 units that include drugs packaged with 3 to 10 tablets per blister card. The blister packs were developed for use in hospitals, however some were sent to retail pharmacies and were likely dispensed for in-home use.
AMA calls for greater manufacturer transparency in order to prepare for disasters and mitigate shortages.
Delegates recognize soaring costs threaten both Medicaid and family budgets.
Continued improvement in payment reporting mechanisms is crucial to meet the benchmarks set by the Physician Payments Sunshine Act.
Most doctors see value in EHRs, but almost half believe they detract from clinical effectiveness
Although all of the guidelines acknowledge that there are emergent situations in which providing care for a family member or friend is not only permissible but also essential, other situations are frowned upon.
Researchers recommended that residency programs reconsider the balance of patient safety, learning needs, and resident autonomy.
CVS Pharmacy is now offering home delivery nationwide for prescription drugs, for a service charge of $4.99.
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra pledged to lead the fight to protect the Affordable Care Act.
Researchers used administrative data to compare effectiveness measures in physicians who either did or did not maintain certification in the 20 years following their initial certification.
Physicians should recognize the challenges associated with informal caregiving and the impact that caregiver burnout can have on patient care.
Approximately 5% of patients in the United States contribute to half of total healthcare spending.
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