Medical Economics May 2021

Better ways to play the prior authorization game

May 05, 2021

There is nothing more frustrating to physicians than knowing a patient needs a certain diagnostic test or medication and having them not be able to get it because their health insurance company won’t cover it.

Permission denied: Why prior authorizations aren't going away

May 05, 2021

Physicians continue to wonder how we can live in a world where so many transactions are handled quickly with technology, yet decisions that affect patient health are slowed by faxes and bureaucracy, even when there is only one clear treatment option.

How to find the best financial advisor for you

May 05, 2021

Physicians can benefit from working with a financial advisor to help with everything from getting out of debt to retirement planning and more. It’s important to know where to start and how to find a qualified advisor.

Let’s use the pandemic to change health care for the better

May 05, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic should have us reflecting on the state of our health care system and beginning a national dialogue on what type of system we want for this country and what investments we need to attain it.

What physicians need to know about cyber liability insurance

May 05, 2021

As the threat of being hacked increases, more health care providers are purchasing cyber liability insurance to protect against data breaches or online attacks. However, many still are unfamiliar with what cyber insurance policies cover, how they work, and how much they cost.

Do a checkup on your debt

May 05, 2021

Physicians often have to deal with medical school debt decades into their careers, and even those fortunate enough to be clear of school loans may find themselves with debts arising from lifestyle choices. If the number of loans or amount of debt has become unwieldy, debt consolidation may be an option.

Tech innovation can mitigate physician burnout

May 05, 2021

The ongoing COVID-19 global health emergency has pushed physicians to a breaking point. But physician burnout has more to it than just the huge workload that COVID-19 has brought with it and the difficult decisions that need to be made.