February 26th 2024
Former professor’s gift ranks among largest in American history, according to news report.
February 23rd 2024
Letter to leadership outlines bleak financial picture for doctors, possible decrease in care for patients.
February 22nd 2024
Election year politics could spur legislative action for medical care.
February 20th 2024
Rep. Larry Bucshon, MD, discusses two issues at the top of the agenda in American health care.
February 19th 2024
Generic drug pricing practices also a target for Federal Trade Commission, HHS.
Private equity investment could lead to better health care, but expect more oversight as money pours in
A former assistant U.S. attorney offers legal perspectives on federal and state regulations and compliance.
See you in court: 31% of physicians get sued during their careers
AMA study examines legal risk varies by several factors, with short-term risk down in 2022.
Inflation nudges upward in April as health care sector prices stay relatively flat
Latest Consumer Price Index report out as White House, Congressional Republicans wrangle over national debt ceiling.
The economics of tobacco cessation: an overlooked resource in practice success
Your practice may be missing out on significant opportunities to improve net income by underperforming in tobacco cessation.
The best earning opportunities for doctors
Doximity has up-to-date info on the specialties that pay the most.
What to consider if your private practice is an acquisition target
Physicians need to conduct a careful analysis of multiple factors before considering an acquisition by a health system or other buyer.
Health care price transparency, competition on the agenda for House
Primary care at the table as Health Subcommittee hears from CMS chief, industry advocates on the flow of money.
Mergers and acquisitions grew last year for health care staffing firms
Report analyzes results as industry scrambles to cover workforce shortages.
Fixed-Rate Annuities Don’t Belong in a Fee-Based Managed Portfolio
These simple products don’t need costly “management,” but some advisors are pushing the idea.
Senators aim to save Medicaid money through PBM price regulations
Legislation the latest step among lawmakers’ scrutiny of prescription drug costs.
Physicians drive the health care economy through commercial insurance billing
Report examines claims submitted by primary care doctors, specialists, and APPs. How do the numbers add up?
U.S. primary care is hurting, but Medicare could be the prescription
Primary care is crucial to U.S. health care, but declining. The Commonwealth Fund offers suggestions on how to invest more in it.
Physicians slam court ruling against ACA requirements for free preventive care
Calls for court appeal, congressional action to ensure services continue for patients.
Challenges in getting paid: a slideshow
Financial tech adviser InstaMed compiles data about health care payment trends.
COVID-19 pandemic still affecting health care payments for physicians
Patients, payers also share 2022 perspectives as everyone deals with staffing, burnout, and high costs likely to continue this year.
Prescription for better U.S. health care spending: Four areas to consider
As medical expenditures approach 20% of GDP, Health Affairs Council delineates road map to lower national bill.
Marriage, children lead to fewer hours worked, less pay over time for female physicians
Addressing barriers for women doctors could reduce pay gap while expanding the workforce, researchers say.
Fed hikes interest rates by a quarter percent
Decision comes as central bank weighs fallout of recent bank rescues
Medicare issues guidance on negotiating Part D drug prices
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.
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