The author is a former news editor of <i>Medical Economics</i>.
Hospitalists: How are they doing?
Hospitalists are becoming an increasingly familiar sight in facilities with 200 or more beds, but are they having a positive effect? Yes, say the authors of a new study.
Rx data: A setback for doctors in Maine
Following the lead of a 2007 ruling in New Hampshire, a federal judge in Maine has overturned a law that would have restricted access to information on doctors' prescribing habits.
Investing: Time to rebalance
While springtime is when many of us clean up our house, January is the perfect time to spruce up our portfolios. Besides pruning the losers and trimming back winners, be sure that you're diversified among stocks, bonds, and cash, in an allocation suitable to your age and needs.
HIPAA: Stricter enforcement expected in 2008
In an effort to catch more HIPAA violations, the government has engaged a private consulting firm, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, to conduct security audits of covered entities, including hospitals, pharmacies, health plans, and private practices.
Disease Management: Better care, but not much savings
Disease management programs generally do right by patients, but there's no evidence that they save money over the long term, according to a new study from the RAND Corporation.
Investing: Another measure of a good mutual fund
Investment returns and expenses have always been important considerations in deciding on a mutual fund. Now, add Morningstar's "Stewardship Grades" to the mix.
Mid-Levels: What a PA will cost you
Are you thinking about hiring a physician assistant to ease patient wait times, or to handle some new ancillary service you'd like to offer? If you haven't crunched the numbers yet, here's what you can expect to pay.
Medicare: Fighting for off-label coverage
If a drug is medically necessary for a patient, the government should pay for it, even if it falls outside the parameters of off-label uses that it will cover.
Practice and financial news you can use
Professional and financial news you can use.
Investment Basics: Keeping records in order
Here's how to knock that mountain of paper down to size.
The 150 best financial advisers for doctors: Our exclusive list
Don't trust your nest egg to just anyone. These advisers have the expertise you deserve.
Investment Basics: Starting a college fund
Not counting on much financial aid? You won't need it with these saving strategies.
More investment scams
Con artists are more resourceful than ever. Here’s how they might target you.
Your 2001 Financial Guide: Different landscape, same challenge
The world has changed in the 27 years since our first annual Financial Guide--but our mission remains constant: to help you save and invest wisely and profitably.
Hitch your CDs to a bucking stock market?
They're touted as can't lose investments--but that's about the best that can be said of them.
Inside the Dow
How well do you understand the world's best-known stock index?
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