Richard Payerchin is editor of Medical Economics.
A new ‘Universal Foundation’ of measures
There’s potential for “a sea of change” in measuring quality of health care.
Here’s a checklist for securing mobile devices used in health care
Cell phones can be hacked, but HHS cybersecurity agency offers advice.
Marriage, children lead to fewer hours worked, less pay over time for female physicians
Addressing barriers for women doctors could reduce pay gap while expanding the workforce, researchers say.
Patients like immediate access to medical test results
Study examines effects of law that makes records available to patients.
White House announces record health insurance enrollment for ACA’s 13th birthday
President digs at House Republicans, while GOP slams HHS leader over federal budget.
Drivers of health: Financial effects
There’s a financial incentive for keeping patients healthy.
Primary care the top match for osteopathic medical students
Placement rate hits record high, expected to grow with final numbers later this spring.
Court challenge to preventive services: Who is affected?
Peterson-KFF ponders repercussions if patients have to pay out of pocket for vaccines or exams.
Drivers of health: Outside the doctor’s office
What happens outside the doctor’s office affects patient health.
Rite Aid filled unlawful prescriptions that added to opioid epidemic, feds say
Department of Justice joins whistleblower lawsuit against pharmacy giant.
AI gets good marks, and some edits, when transcribing patient encounters
Physicians seek best ways to reduce documentation burden that contributes to burnout.
Drivers of health: An introduction
An introduction to the drivers of health, also called determinants of health or social determinants of health.
Help health care staff shortages by reducing factors that contribute to burnout
MGMA offers solutions to Senate Health Committee.
CMS Universal Foundation: Leaders set out a plan
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services proposes common standards to measure care and ‘better understand what drives quality improvement and what does not.’
CMS’ proposed Universal Foundation can be starting point to treat social drivers of health
Physicians Foundation leader discusses support for new quality measures and connections among doctors, patients, payers, and basic resources to be healthy.
Record large class of med students, graduates, head into family medicine
AAFP announces good news for primary care in results of NRMP Match.
Medicare issues guidance on negotiating Part D drug prices
HHS leader says administration is ‘making historic progress’ in pushing down costs for prescription medicines.
Sanofi announces price cuts for insulin
Company joins Eli Lilly, Novo Nordisk in reducing costs for patients with diabetes.
Staffing challenges: Being proactive instead of reactive
Get an action plan, but know that changes take time.
Senators ponder more federal actions on health care cybersecurity
Minimum standards, financial aid for small systems would help, industry experts say.
Staffing challenges: Salary and pay trends, part 2
Bonuses help keep APPs.
Novo Nordisk announces insulin price cut for 2024
Company follows Eli Lilly to reduce patient costs as federal health care leaders tout effects of new laws on drug prices.
Staffing challenges: Salary and pay trends, part 1
Medical offices are competing with retail and restaurants.
Few physicians ask patients about firearm access
Study examines screenings, patient demographics, and primary care as gun violence grows as a public health concern.
Ransomware still a threat, but watch out for hackers invading to steal health care data
‘Extortion without encrypting files’ is a growing risk to cybersecurity of medical computer networks.
Staffing challenges: Is burnout a factor?
COVID-19 affected physicians, which affected staff.
Meeting patients online and in person: A slideshow
Researchers examine how patients search online, by website and age.
School-based primary care to add mental health services for young people
Youths still reeling from losses, distress of COVID-19 pandemic, federal leaders say.
Cities around the nation report health care scams: the top 12
In recent years, March historically is top month for medical fraudsters.
Staffing challenges: How do virtual workers work?
How a Texas health system added virtual staff.
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