Richard Payerchin is editor of Medical Economics.
Representative takes aim at prior authorizations in Medicare, Medicare Advantage
Legislation that would speed up treatment reviews is piling up. Will Congress or CMS act first?
Public awareness is hazy about federal rules for prescription drug prices
A year after the president signed the Inflation Reduction Act, it seems Americans may not fully understand what it does.
Care at home: Technology, trust, teamwork all have a place
American Telemedicine Association convenes panel to discuss health services for an aging population.
Four physicians convicted of selling drugs out of Tennessee clinics
Fees for electronic payments are bleeding physician practices
MGMA publishes position paper on another way insurance companies squeeze dollars out of doctors.
CMS creating residencies to focus on primary care, but they have not expanded to rural areas
Research letter examines amount of time spent training in rural and urban areas.
Doctor salaries under fire after Washington Post report
Data analysis by the paper showed an average physician salary of $350,000
Exercise can help health care workers find relief from depressive symptoms, burnout
After COVID-19 conditions slammed clinicians and support staff, researchers examine effects of apps that guide physical activity to improve mental health.
Primary care is the focus for national plan to expand nursing workforce
Advanced practice nurses are part of HHS investing $100 million in education.
Creative ways to add staff
MGMA report outlines ways for physicians’ groups and other medical organizations to get and keep new staff.
Health insurance prices drop 29.5% from last July, according to feds
Food is up, gas is down, health care has mixed results in latest Consumer Price Index.
American adults are wary of pharmaceutical company messaging
KFF poll finds credibility gap between drug-makers and consumers.
New study finds benefits of walking start at just 2,400 steps a day
But more is better, so if your patients reach 10,000 steps a day, tell them to keep it up.
Are conditions right for malaria to make a comeback in the United States?
Researchers warn 8 recent cases could hint at things to come, so physicians must be aware.
Most physicians: States with the greatest numbers of doctors
Population equals patients, so physicians practice where the people are.
Computer attacks in health care are booming so far in 2023
Industry analyst reviews cybersecurity for first half of the year, and the results aren’t good.
Cybersecurity experts warn against Rhysida hacking group
Fears that attacks on government, academia, and manufacturing will spread to health care.
Weight loss drugs would be covered by Medicare under new legislation
Senators, representatives, health groups endorse the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act.
Physician could get prison time for phony insurance claims related to COVID-19 tests
U.S. Department of Justice claims first conviction by jury trial for pandemic fraud charges.
Primary care in a ‘crunch’ due to pressures from revenues and expenses
MGMA report details trends that put a strain on physician-owned practices.
Increasing competition, reducing private equity investment in health care: a slideshow
Researchers offer policy solutions that could slow down acquisitions that lead to price increases for patients.
Weight loss drugs get public attention, but most Americans have not gotten prescriptions for obesity
KFF survey shows interest, but patients consider cost and delivery methods.
Federal policies to advance health equity: a slideshow
National Academy of Medicine report outlines actions, recommendations for creating health equity for minority groups.
U.S. needs national leadership to coordinate fight against health inequity
National Academy of Medicine issues report with actions, recommendations on creating future health parity.
July jobless rate holds steady as health care sector adds jobs
Gains in health-related employment rose more than monthly average for the past year.
Fewest physicians: States with the lowest numbers of doctors
A dozen states have fewer than 10,000 physicians.
Artificial intelligence will play a part on the diagnostic team of the future
Researchers propose framework for AI moving beyond just a tool that physicians use.
Black students left medical training at higher rate than White students
Study examines attrition rates over nine-year period.
EHR, prescriptions, values all contributed to physician burnout during COVID-19 pandemic
Survey results suggest more support for physicians would help.
Primary care physician numbers down as other clinicians increase from 2016 to 2021
Medicare data offer a snapshot of health care workforce in recent years.
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