March 29th 2023
Patients, payers also share 2022 perspectives as everyone deals with staffing, burnout, and high costs likely to continue this year.
March 28th 2023
As medical expenditures approach 20% of GDP, Health Affairs Council delineates road map to lower national bill.
March 24th 2023
Addressing barriers for women doctors could reduce pay gap while expanding the workforce, researchers say.
March 22nd 2023
Decision comes as central bank weighs fallout of recent bank rescues
March 17th 2023
HHS leader says administration is ‘making historic progress’ in pushing down costs for prescription medicines.
Four common pitfalls your first year in practice: Tips from a health care attorney
You’re done with med school – finally! Now it’s time to start thinking about practice management perspectives.
Health care adds jobs for February, but at slower rate than previous months
Latest national figures show increases in total number of employment and national rate overall.
President touts health care improvements in 2024 budget
House Republicans rip spending plans’ effects on Medicare, drug innovation.
Want to find new patients? Get set up in cyberspace
Survey examines patient preferences for online presence, communications, social media.
Best Buy, Walgreens growing their primary care, home health offerings
They add to recent primary care expansions by Amazon, Walmart.
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.
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.
CMS must level playing field for independent physicians
Independents have more credibility with patients, but less reimbursement than hospitals, despite the same inflationary challenges.
January 2023 a mixed bag as new year starts for hospitals
Operating margins better than a year ago, but financial challenges remain and health care locations are shifting.
National scorecard gives low marks to U.S. support for primary care
It’s crucial for patient health and it needs help across the nation.
Aledade claims title of nation’s top network of independent primary care practices
Company announces acquisition of AI company, change to public benefit corporation.
Amazon enters primary care field by closing $3.9B deal to buy One Medical
Seeing a physician to be ‘easier, faster, more personal, and more convenient,’ CEO says.
Medicare benefits spending could reach $1 trillion this year
KFF analysis examines funding, overall financial condition.
More access to health care leads to more spending for it
But costs outpace national averages in some states with fewer physicians.
Docs: Ban noncompete clauses to improve working conditions, patient care
Physicians out front as FTC contemplates national rule against noncompete agreements.
Ending the COVID-19 emergency sparks questions about health insurance
Change is coming – and physicians might find it more difficult to get paid.
Inflation rises 0.5% in January, with medical prices dipping month to month
National figures show food, gas, shelter all cost more than a year ago.
MGMA issues guide to CMS for rule changes for prior authorizations
New regs could reduce administrative burdens physicians and delays in patient care.
Why locum tenens work is a viable solution for fighting burnout in the medical field
Fill-in physicians can find flexibility and financial benefits while developing their careers.
Two physicians part of Medicare fraud scheme, an ‘astonishing abuse of our health care system’
Feds announce charges in Michigan-based ring involving doctors visiting patients at home.
Physicians should be paid based on qualifications, not skin color
Resources can help Black doctors negotiate contracts to close the salary gap.
Medical groups want Congressional action to reform Medicare reimbursement
Family physicians lead charge to get issue on federal agenda early in 2023.
Dollar General, DocGo announce primary care mobile clinic pilot project
Pair will ‘evaluate customer response’ and possibly expand to additional stores.
CMS chief, surgeon general tout possible changes in prior authorizations
Leaders seek physician comments on rule proposals for electronic records, Medicare Advantage plans.
ACA health insurance enrollment approaching 15.9M people
Federal officials tout benefits of Inflation Reduction Act in making insurance available.
Health care mergers and acquisitions ‘regain momentum’ in 2022
Fourth quarter deals include four ‘mega mergers,’ according to analyst KaufmanHall.
Prices flat for physicians’ services, but food, gas costs push up inflation
President cites drug price changes in his remarks on economy at start of 2023.
New year, new Congress, outdated Medicare physician payment system
Medical groups urge lawmakers to improve health care access by adjusting payments to doctors.
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