Richard Payerchin is editor of Medical Economics.
Expenses up for physicians’ offices, hospitals in March
Analyst Syntellis says hospital operating margins are in the black for first time in more than a year.
Schwartz Foundation: A message to primary care physicians
The principles of the Healing Healthcare Initiative can help elsewhere.
CDC plans changes to COVID-19 reporting when public health emergency ends
Authority to compile some numbers will expire May 11.
Research group announces $452M in grants to study patient-centered care
PCORI, funded by Congress, dedicated to patients, physicians making better-informed decisions.
Unemployment rate steady in April as health care adds 40K jobs
Department of Labor updates monthly jobless rates.
Fentanyl death rate grows 279% from 2016 to 2021
Opioid crisis continues with a new drug mixture deemed an ‘emerging threat’ for the nation.
Schwartz Foundation: Psychological and physical safety
Health care workers need to feel safe.
Medicare Advantage prior authorizations are a growing burden for physicians
A year after feds examine delays in care, MGMA finds the situation appears worse, not better.
Physician groups condemn shooting at Atlanta medical center
Health care workers, patients deserve spaces free from gun violence.
Schwartz Foundation: Mental health and well-being
Show you really care about psychological conditions.
HHS: Hospitals violated federal law by denying needed emergency abortion care
Cases involving EMTALA emergency care law are first since U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe vs. Wade.
Equity up, weight down: ACP urges docs to help all patients manage obesity
New initiative is ‘ambitious’ but ‘intentional’ with educational resources to cut disparities, dissolve stigma, and improve health.
CVS finishes acquisition of Oak Street Health
Foundational for pharmacy company’s effort in ‘value-based primary care.’
Schwartz Foundation: Inclusion, voice, and choice
The Healing Healthcare Initiative builds on six key principles.
Schwartz Foundation: Six principles to heal
Schwartz Foundation: Start with data and build
Changing the culture of health care organizations.
Telehealth fraud still a target for feds even as COVID-19 pandemic winds down
New online toolkit explains what investigators look for when examining telehealth payments through Medicare.
Schwartz Foundation: Healing Healthcare Initiative
A new collaborative program to improve conditions for health care workers.
Health care experts develop new guides in the battle against burnout
If your practice needs a blueprint for change, here are four new offerings from AHRQ, Mayo Clinic, AMA, National Academy of Medicine.
Schwartz Foundation: Burnout, part 2
What does health care value? And why does that affect physicians?
Health care price transparency, competition on the agenda for House
Primary care at the table as Health Subcommittee hears from CMS chief, industry advocates on the flow of money.
Start of 2023 indicates agenda for year, CMS leaders say
Federal health officials outline progress in national conference call.
The Schwartz Foundation: Burnout, part 1
Caregivers are suffering along with patients.
HIMSS23: Internet of things creates new ways to hack into medical computer networks
Cybersecurity firm analyzes what devices are most vulnerable.
The Schwartz Foundation: An introduction
The Schwartz Foundation, from its CMO.
Mergers and acquisitions grew last year for health care staffing firms
Report analyzes results as industry scrambles to cover workforce shortages.
Investigation of COVID-19 fraud tallies scams worth $490 million
California physician is among defendants as feds announce criminal charges in cases across the country.
Physicians Foundation aims at social drivers of health
‘Let’s Take 5’ campaign will guide doctors in asking patients and recommending ways to help.
APPs may fill in gaps due to growing shortages of physicians, nurses
Reports project hiring for NPs, PAs, and dire situation for nursing across the nation.
Medical liability insurance premiums on the rise
Increases coincidental with COVID-19, but pandemic was not a factor, AMA says.
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