Richard Payerchin is editor of Medical Economics.
Medicaid and health equity: A plank of Better Health – NOW
The new report, “Access & Equity in Medicaid: Robust Primary Care is a Must,” and the Better Health – NOW Campaign.
AI’s race-based medical advice could harm patients
Bias and inaccuracies creep in depending on questions about Black, White patients.
Primary care and public health – ‘We need to talk to each other’
American Public Health Association leader discusses legislation and a holistic view of U.S. health care.
New national group aims to be voice for independent physicians
AIMPA launches this week to advocate for specialists contending ‘consolidation has not led to better care or lower costs for patients.’
Medicaid and health equity: Meet the Primary Care Collaborative
Primary Care Collaborative President and CEO Ann Greiner, MCP, introduces the organization.
Physician shortage to take center stage in Washington, D.C.
AMA president to make presentation at National Press Club next week.
Primary care left gutted by COVID-19 pandemic
Health care is busy and getting busier, but there are possible solutions that could help physicians and other clinicians, according to a new report.
Kaiser Permanente workers to start voting on new contract this week
Health system, union announce details about agreement, including wage raises.
Researchers ponder best ways for primary care to integrate mental health care
AHRQ has open comment period on new study that found at least 87 approaches to blending behavioral health with physical treatments.
Kaiser Permanente, striking workers announce tentative deal
Walkout earlier this month was the largest for health care workers in U.S. history.
Federal grant to train more primary care physicians for rural areas
Kentucky medical school scores $16 million to enhance, develop programs.
Patients offer reasons why they are not getting COVID-19 vaccine boosters
Survey examines slow uptake of vaccines among adults.
Patients don’t understand use of AI in health care, and many don’t trust it
Lack of knowledge leaves room for doubt even as more physicians use artificial intelligence for some element of medicine.
Inflation up from August to September, but health care prices change little
Health insurance drops again in yearly figures of consumer price index.
Researchers describe efforts to make new digital connections with patients
Federal agency funds studies on wearables, smart devices, apps and connectivity.
FDA forming advisory committee on new digital technologies in health care
AI is part of it, but not the only factor as physicians and patients interact with computers.
‘Connections among conditions’ – Heart Association defines cardiovascular-kidney-metabolic syndrome
Collaboration needed to improve health for millions of Americans with heart, kidney, weight issues.
Physician group slams insurers for overcharging taxpayers for Medicare Advantage
Report: ‘Endless greed’ costs nation billions of dollars and health of patients.
Physician disciplinary actions: A message for primary care
Robert E. Oshel, PhD, an adviser to the Public Citizen Health Research Group, offers this message to primary care physicians.
Primary care is important, but what exactly is it?
Various state, regional and national definitions share some common attributes, but don’t all measure the same things; comment period is open now.
Study examines health and other factors in happiest states
Work, play, finances, relationships can all make a difference to psychological well-being.
DEA, HHS announce second extension of telehealth flexibilities that started in pandemic
ATA praises move, predicts ‘Super Bowl for telehealth’ coming in 2024.
Physician disciplinary actions: We’re not attacking physicians
National jobless rate holds at 3.8% for September
Health care adds jobs, but monthly growth rate slows.
Physician disciplinary actions: State action is needed
Robert E. Oshel, PhD, an adviser to the Public Citizen Health Research Group, says physician licensing is a matter of state law.
Administration, drug prices at the center of Americans’ excess health care spending
Physician wages are part of the equation too, according to new report by The Commonwealth Fund.
Primary Care Collaborative: Medicaid is key lever to improving physician pay, patient outcomes, health equity
New analysis has eight strategies because now is the time “to get serious about the policy changes we need to really rebuild and reimagine primary care.”
Physician disciplinary actions: Possible solutions
Robert E. Oshel, PhD, an adviser to the Public Citizen Health Research Group, recommends actions for state medical boards to hold physicians accountable.
Private equity firm acquires ownership stake in physician-run health company
Seoul Medical Group offers primary care and specialty care in seven states.
Mergers and acquisitions: Physicians want a voice in business decisions
Physicians Foundation survey examines doctor reactions and involvement in health care consolidation.
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