Physician burnout influencing post-COVID hiring trends
Primary care physicians in high demand in some areas
Staffing challenges: Blending in-person and virtual workers
Change is always hard.
2 in 5 adults won’t pay for preventive services
If the ACA is forced to drop some preventive services, many adults say they will not pay for them out of pocket
Health care scams around the nation: Cities pay the price
Medical con artists bilk victims for thousands of dollars.
How scientific denialism undermines public health
Scott Rivkees, M.D., former head of the Florida Department of Public Health, describes how distrust of scientific expertise is undercutting state and local laws designed to improve public health.
Coronavirus Omicron variant, vaccine, and case numbers in the United States: March 9, 2023
How many novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases were announced today?
Staffing challenges: Openings and hiring local workers
Finding ways to get new local workers.
Is there a correlation between how much a state spends on health care and access to care?
More spending can equal better access, but there are large discrepancies among states.
Can automation solve the prior authorization problem?
It’s clear the state of PA must change. Artificial intelligence has a role in streamlining administrative tasks.
Americans favor prior authorization reform
Close to half oppose insurance companies requiring them at all, poll finds
Want to boost practice morale and productivity? Allow remote work.
Even small practices can see gains in revenue, productivity, and morale when employees are allowed to work remotely.
Coronavirus Omicron variant, vaccine, and case numbers in the United States: March 8, 2023
How to expand access to health care in rural areas
Virtual care can help connect everyone in the country to top-quality doctors
Want to find new patients? Get set up in cyberspace
Survey examines patient preferences for online presence, communications, social media.
Federal Reserve hints at larger interest rate increases
Fed chairman says recent data may indicate bigger boosts to the interest rate are needed to tame inflation
Best Buy, Walgreens growing their primary care, home health offerings
They add to recent primary care expansions by Amazon, Walmart.
How text messaging improves patient recall and practice revenue
To successfully navigate these turbulent times, physician practices will need to look for ways to increase revenue and decrease costs to help offset losses and increasing expenses.
How can we ensure the future of independent practices?
Patients like the personalized care small practices offer, but the rules are stacked against them
Staffing challenges: Building relationships to identify needs
Physicians can help guide future hiring.
Coronavirus Omicron variant, vaccine, and case numbers in the United States: March 7, 2023
How to get started with risk-based payment models
As payers push docs to shoulder more risk, practices need to develop a strategy to maximize revenue
Staffing challenges: Physician recruitment is competitive right now
How can physicians help recruit other physicians?
Who’s using remote patient monitoring, and why?
Internists have largest share of RPM claims; family doctors are third.
House joins in legislators’ calls for new oversight of PBMs
Committee on Oversight and Accountability echoes Senate, FTC in examining prescription drug pricing companies.
CMS leaders propose ‘Universal Foundation’ for health program measures
Adult, youth criteria aim to support care for 150 million people across nation.
Coronavirus Omicron variant, vaccine, and case numbers in the United States: March 6, 2023
Staffing challenges: A human resources perspective
A health system chief ambulatory officer talks about finding – or not finding – doctors in early 2023.
Walmart sets goal of 28 new health centers with primary care and more
Retail giant expanding into two new states, with additional growth in Texas.
Physicians need time to examine effects of CMS coding changes for 2024
MGMA agrees accurate billing is essential, but more information is needed before changing the system next year.
Most primary care telehealth visits don’t need in-person follow-ups
Visits with internists least likely to require in-person follow-ups, pediatric visits most likely
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