Richard Payerchin is editor of Medical Economics.
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.
Physician disciplinary actions: What about internal data?
Robert E. Oshel, PhD, an adviser to the Public Citizen Health Research Group, considers possible internal actions to discipline physician misconduct.
White House announces ‘Big Pharma’ is in for Medicare prescription drug price negotiations
CMS to make offer in February 2024 for prices to take effect in 2026.
Cigna to pay $172M to settle claims of wrongful reimbursement by Medicare Advantage
U.S. Department of Justice, health insurer announce agreement, five-year corporate integrity agreement.
Physician disciplinary actions: No national standards
Robert E. Oshel, PhD, an adviser to the Public Citizen Health Research Group, discusses a lack of a national standard for physician discipline.
Physician charged with alleged record fraud of federal COVID-19 relief
Uninsured Program aimed to help doctors slow spread of the disease during pandemic.
Want to reduce racial discrimination in health care? Start with history lessons
Most White patients don’t believe racism exists in medicine. Learning about it can change their perspectives and support for policies promoting equality.
Nobel Prize for medicine goes to developers of mRNA vaccines
Technology was used for rapid creation of shots against COVID-19.
Physician disciplinary actions: Was there a pandemic effect?
Robert E. Oshel, PhD, an adviser to the Public Citizen Health Research Group, considers possible effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on physician discipline.
Another bill aims at PBM pricing and management
Senators formally introduce act that has been in discussion since summer.
‘Stretched too thin’ – Primary care physicians too busy to take on additional research
Top-down solutions are needed to expand the workforce and reduce burnout, not just free up a few minutes here and there.
How modern medicine was made: A century of breakthrough, discovery and invention
A century of breakthrough, discovery and invention — and the pioneers who made medical history.
How modern medicine was made, part 1: The importance of medical imaging
'I can see my bones!'
How modern medicine was made, part 2: The power of vaccination
'Church bells rang out'
How modern medicine was made, part 3: The history of antibiotic development
'From weird and wonderful places'
How modern medicine was made, part 4: The importance of insulin's discovery
'The rational treatment of disease.'
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