Todd Shryock is managing editor of Medical Economics.
Physican mortality from COVID-19 higher than expected
Despite higher excess deaths and greater COVID exposure, physicians still had a lower excess death rate than the general population
The health care trends making an impact on medical practices in 2023
Which of these top trends are you missing out on?
The 10 states with the highest rates of private employees enrolled in high-deductible health plans
HDHP continue to grow in popularity with employers.
Majority of locum tenens physicians avoid feelings of burnout
71% doing contract work experience little to no burnout
Report shows U.S. lagging behind other countries in many key health care stats
U.S. spends more but has lower life expectancy and higher death rates
Fed raises interest rates a quarter point
At least one more rate hike expected this year, but investors hope any hikes are small and short-lived.
Telemedicine groups ask for clarity on remote prescribing
End of the public health emergency will end remote prescribing of controlled substances
Physician payment outlook
Navigating Medicare’s pay cut and other changes that will affect your reimbursement
Hospitals have worst year in 2022 since the start of the pandemic
Some improvements seen in December, but hospitals still suffering
Are health care workers happy they joined the Great Resignation?
Study shows what workers think about their new jobs and why they left in the first place.
Where does all that health data end up?
Survey shows that consumers don’t have access to their medical records and have no idea where their data ends up.
Fourth-quarter GDP growth exceeds expectations
2.9% pace was still lower than the third quarter, and recession fears still abound
Amazon Prime ups its pharmacy game
Prime members can now get common generic prescription medications for a $5 flat fee for all of them
Half of Patients With High-Deductible Health Plans Have Received a Surprise Medical Bill
High-deductible health plans can create patient problems with billing estimates and medical debt
Do online ratings help patients find better doctors?
Study looks at the effect of patient-generated online ratings on health care choices
Medicare ACO participation increases in 2023
13 million Medicare patients served by ACOs
Insurance coverage sees big gains between 2019 and 2021
Gains seen in demographic groups with typically higher uninsured rates
Four factors that will likely affect health care in 2023
The health care industry will face myriad challenges in the coming year
Telehealth patients rarely need an in-person follow-up
Trend holds true across almost every specialty
Are physicians drinking to cope with stress and burnout?
A meta-analysis looks at alcohol use among physicians
Private equity continuing to drive health care deals
Increasing interest rates and recession fears have not slowed down the interest in health care from investors
Think older adults aren’t comfortable with telehealth? Think again
92% of those over 70 say they are comfortable with telehealth
18 million people set to lose Medicaid coverage in April
If the public health emergency expires, millions are set to lose health insurance
Survey: Health and wellbeing a financial priority for Americans
While 81% of U.S. adults have cut spending in the last six months, 70% say they don't plan on letting their health and wellbeing falter
That glucose monitor just allowed hackers into your practice
Study found that almost half of health care cyberattacks affect patient care
Majority of health care workers losing sleep over their financial situation
65% say they are already living paycheck-to-paycheck
Employees paid $22,463 on average for family coverage in 2022
Premiums remained steady in 2022, but increases in 2023 likely
Hospitals see another negative month in October
Year-end outlook not looking good as financial struggles continue
Who will provide primary care?
In a world where NPs and PAs are taking on more responsibilities, will the primary care physician fit in — or be left out?
Employers focusing on health care costs and inequities in 2023
Well-being programs and value-based care among other trends to watch
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