Want to know whether you and the other healthcare professionals and pharmacies in your area are at the forefront or lagging when it comes to adoption of electronic health records and e-prescribing? Now you can, thanks to a new tool from the federal governmentâ€™s Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC).
Practice administrators working in smaller practices saw their incomes increase in 2011, but managers of larger practices experienced a decrease, according to the Medical Group Management Association.
The United States can help control prescription drug costs by employing tactics like reference pricing and cost- and comparative- effectiveness research that have proven successful in other countries.
A new HIPAA standard for national unique health plan identifiers will save primary care physicians money and time, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
As of January 1, over-the-counter medications other than insulin need a prescription to qualify for reimbursement from an employer-sponsored flexible spending account or health reimbursement arrangement.
Years ago, pharmaceutical companies used to market directly to prescribing doctors, not on TV directly to patients, nor to insurance companies. Pharmaceutical sales representatives came to each doctor's office to discuss their products.
As physicians we groan every time a narcotic refill request crosses our desk.
Patients are significantly more likely to abandon at the pharmacy prescriptions submitted electronically than those dropped off in person, according to the results of a study appearing in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Adding pharmacists to the primary care team in the office may help patients with chronic diseases such as diabetes better manage associated risks, according to a new study.
Even when physicians have access to e-prescribing capabilities, many do not routinely use the technology, particularly the more advanced features the federal government is promoting with financial incentives, according to a new study by the Center for Studying Health System Change.