Richard Payerchin is editor of Medical Economics.
When staffing affects physician office productivity
Staff, productivity, revenue: An interesting correlation.
Bottom 11 states with lowest annual health spending per person
Study examines per capita spending trends up to 2019.
COVID-19 public health emergency to continue; senators want end of national emergency
Political debate continues on best ways to deal with COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 pandemic intensified burnout in primary care physicians around the world
Commonwealth Fund survey of 10 nations finds primary care in global crisis.
Who’s competing with physicians for nurses?
Hospitals need to fill their nursing ranks.
Amazon Clinic to offer online primary care services in 32 states
Telehealth store doesn’t accept insurance yet, but Amazon Pharmacy will deliver prescriptions.
2023 health care policy forecast: Gridlock with a chance of cooperation
Analysts predict next two years of Congress, the president jockeying in Washington.
Who’s competing with physicians for office workers?
When office or medical staff leave for better pay.
AMA to form gun violence task force for safety advocacy, litigation
‘We cannot continue to live this way,’ association president says a day after shooting kills three at University of Virginia.
Health insurance spending on social determinants of health: 7 categories
New study analyzes where the money goes toward SDOH.
Use technology to make it easier for patients to schedule appointments
Tech company surveys patients who say online experience with doctors’ offices is not great.
Pay flexibility in smaller practices
Here’s why small practices may adjust pay more quickly than large health systems.
Private insurance companies spend $1.87B on social determinants of health
It’s a lot of money, but a drop in the bucket compared to profits, according to a new study.
Quick to the middle
Responding to market forces by being dynamic and flexible with staff pay.
Industry payments start rolling in when new physicians begin practicing
Greater percentages of orthopedic specialists and neurosurgeons accept payments compared to internists, study says.
VillageMD to take over Summit Health-CityMD
$8.9 billion deal will join 680 provider locations in 26 markets.
It’s a challenge to recruit and retain support staff
Market forces are affecting how physicians can find and keep staff.
Health care costs per person vary across 50 states, Washington
Income, price levels, Medicaid expansion all are factors in state-level analysis.
Iranian hackers emerge as cyberthreat to health care computer networks
‘Charming Kitten’ believed to be a front for Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, according to HHS’ cybersecurity agency.
Congress must act to avoid Medicare reimbursement cut in 2023, senators say
Payments could drop by almost 8.5%, according to AMA and other health care groups.
Physicians face prison, fines for opioid drug dealing, fraud
U.S. attorney says doctor ‘distributed drugs with a prescription pad’ in federal case.
Patient satisfaction with telemedicine about equal to in-person visits
Mayo Clinic survey examines patient experience during COVID-19 pandemic.
Primary care physicians suggest areas of improvement for preventive services
Researchers use survey to identify services physicians would most like assistance with.
From one primary care physician to another: Thank you
A small-town physician offers words of encouragement to his peers.
Physicians face possible prison, $900K in payments and penalties, for health care fraud allegations
Federal investigators detail separate cases involving criminal charges and civil claims.
How bad is inflation? Physicians, financial managers report the latest
MGMA survey quantifies rising costs, revenues, patient encounters, and more.
Patients want federal prescription for high costs in the U.S. health care system
Poll measures political barriers to price reforms and policy solutions that could help.
Physician advice part two: Why it’s so important for docs to be healthy
Self-care is needed for physicians to care for others.
Hospitals are screening for social determinants of health, but programs, community partnerships lag
Study examines hospital strategies for social needs during COVID-19 pandemic.
Physician advice part one: Finding ways to stay connected to patients
An experienced doc offers his advice for the physician-patient relationship after the COVID-19 pandemic.
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