Richard Payerchin is editor of Medical Economics.
Dollar General, DocGo announce primary care mobile clinic pilot project
Pair will ‘evaluate customer response’ and possibly expand to additional stores.
American health care getting lower ratings for quality
Age, politics are factors as Gallup poll measures feelings in general and in personal experience.
COVID-19 pandemic hurt hospital care for non-COVID patients
Study examines mortality rates as admissions surged in 2020.
NAM plan for workforce well-being: Reducing stigma
If physicians feel burned out, they need to seek help.
Telemedicine better than expected for consulting on surgeries
Study examines patient reactions and limitations to online meetings with surgeons.
NAM plan for workforce well-being: Measure it, then improve it
Measuring staff feelings across institutions is the baseline for improvement.
Physician finances at front and center for MGMA 2023 legislative agenda
New Congress convened this month, but national discourse must continue on reimbursements, prior authorizations, and more.
National Academy of Medicine: 2023 must become year of action against burnout
President speaks on need for systemic changes that will make a difference for physicians in the workplace.
NAM plan for workforce well-being: ‘Culture trumps everything’
Positive work, learning environments and culture as a priority area.
As inflation goes up, people stay away from doctors’ offices
Gallup Poll finds ‘2022 a challenging year for many Americans.’
More inbox messages don’t necessarily lead to more burnout in primary care
Veterans Health Administration study finds decrease in burnout as some notifications increased.
NAM plan for workforce well-being: Where to start
Recognizing the problem and listening to doctors are key first steps.
CMS chief, surgeon general tout possible changes in prior authorizations
Leaders seek physician comments on rule proposals for electronic records, Medicare Advantage plans.
NAM plan for workforce well-being: A message for primary care physicians
Primary care physicians are crucial to the health care system.
MedPAC recommends raises for physicians, hospitals getting Medicare reimbursement
AMA, hospital group says payments aren’t keeping up with costs of doing business.
California sues drug makers, PBMs over rising prices for insulin
Pharmaceutical makers, price managers out of control with ‘necessary drug’ for millions, AG says.
NAM plan for workforce well-being: Why it’s needed
The National Academy of Medicine takes on physician burnout.
ACA health insurance enrollment approaching 15.9M people
Federal officials tout benefits of Inflation Reduction Act in making insurance available.
Health care mergers and acquisitions ‘regain momentum’ in 2022
Fourth quarter deals include four ‘mega mergers,’ according to analyst KaufmanHall.
Prices flat for physicians’ services, but food, gas costs push up inflation
President cites drug price changes in his remarks on economy at start of 2023.
NAM plan for workforce well-being: Troubling trend
A health care leader describes disturbing findings about the health care work environment.
New year, new Congress, outdated Medicare physician payment system
Medical groups urge lawmakers to improve health care access by adjusting payments to doctors.
Telehealth cuts greenhouse gas emissions by reducing patient travel
Study examines environmental effects of online visits between physicians, patients.
Added social needs interventions don’t necessarily lead to less hospital use
Study connects primary care patients with resources, but admissions, ED visits don’t decrease.
Health care affordability got worse, then better, then worse, over two decades
Researchers examine trends for adult women and men before COVID-19 pandemic.
Teladoc announces ‘fully integrated health care experience’ with app redesign
Telehealth company aims at primary care as visits exceed 50 million in 2022.
VillageMD completes acquisition of Summit Health-CityMD, plans primary care across nation
Venture with Walgreens puts primary care, pharmacies under one roof.
Physicians among the lawmakers as House struggles over leadership for next Congress
Researchers examine proportion of doctors in statehouses vs. general population.
Health care sector among those posting job gains in December
President praises gains, touts insulin price cap for seniors as part of economic plan.
FTC moves to ban noncompete agreements in work contracts
Clauses are part of physician employment agreements and some states already regulate them.
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