November 27th 2023
Physicians can improve patient outcomes, accountability, and the financial bottom line through a hybrid focus on social determinants of health.
Private insurance covered over half of the visits, with Medicare, Medicaid, workers’ compensation, or self-pay accounting for almost 30%
November 22nd 2023
Medical researchers have largely gone to white men to participate in studies. Health care leaders outline ways to cast a wider net, which will lead to better research and treatments for patients.
November 21st 2023
COVID misinformation is part of a larger trend across all content areas and it is a major concern for many
November 20th 2023
Preventive visits nearly doubled between 2001 and 2019
The 5th Annual Advanced Practice Collaborative™
Advancing Care in Erosive Esophagitis: Towards a Path of Complete Healing
Primary care is primed to be treatment hub for opioid use disorder
Researchers say more physicians prescribing buprenorphine could help stem the overdose crisis across the country.
Redefining advance directives: Beyond paper to patient-centered care
It's time to evolve our understanding and implementation of advance directives.
Prostate cancer and primary care: What physicians should know
Urology group leader explains why now is the time to reconsider USPSTF recommendations on screening in men.
UnitedHealthcare used AI to deny patients’ health insurance coverage, lawsuit says
Class action complaint could involve thousands of people in 21 states.
Combatting staff shortages with outsourced remote patient management
The technology is growing in use and patients are receptive to it. Here’s a way to make it work for your practice.
Health insurance companies should cover new antiobesity meds, AMA says
Most Americans have heard of the drugs and demand is outpacing supply.
What patients really think about the use of their private data
Health care organizations must balance data sharing with patient privacy concerns
Unlocking Hope: overcoming the behavioral crisis in children and adolescents through digital transformation
Primary care physicians are in position to connect young patients to appropriate mental health resources. Here’s what you need to know.
How advance care planning benefits doctors and patients
Its use leads to better care, lower costs and greater provider satisfaction
When doctors don’t talk to each other
How to improve communication between primary and specialty care.
Health care trade organizations react to Senate legislation
Finance Committee approved wide-ranging legislation this week.
Delivering ‘good news’ or ‘bad news’ about weight can influence patients
Study examines words and tones that physicians use when discussing obesity in the exam room.
USPSTF: More evidence needed to develop oral health exams in primary care
Physicians can use clinical expertise to check for tooth and gum conditions in patients.
America needs a national strategy to invest in primary care
Patients around the country are being shut out of better health. It’s time to open wide the front door to care.
Sleep doctors call for a sunset to daylight saving time
Falling back and springing ahead may have consequences for human health.
Patients consider billing when choosing a provider
Survey finds that billing and payment are factors when it comes to choosing and building trust with a provider
Feds propose rule changes for No Surprises Act
Texas Medical Association claims victory in court challenges of provisions unfair to physicians.
ACP declares: Health is a human right
New position paper examines obligations of physicians, patients, governments and society in promoting and providing health in people and their living conditions.
How captive insurance safeguards patient privacy in medical practices
Captive insurance is a powerful tool for addressing risk in medical practices
Patient anxiety about doctor appointments could be solved with better education
Almost half of patients report feeling anxious before an appointment
National reforms needed to avoid ‘many small, independent practices in a state of financial ruin’
AAFP President outlines solutions to help physicians offer better care for patients, improving the health of the nation.
The key to unlocking patient loyalty – leveraging brand intelligence in health care
Building positive relationships with patients by tapping into the power of artificial intelligence.
How pre-tax health funds remove barriers to accessing primary care
You help your patients maintain their physical health. There are tools to help them manage their financial health.
Barriers to care access and how to address them through your practice’s digital front door
Supplying appropriate and accurate information online is the first step in building trust with patients.
Health insurance does not guarantee medical care affordability
Survey finds patients who have coverage still must deal with high costs, debt burdens.
AMGA joins chorus warning about potential effects to cuts in Medicare
Physician reimbursement keeps dropping as doctors need predictable, stable sources of revenue.
AMA president shares perspectives on burnout, trust, hope in medicine
National Press Club learns about issues affecting a ‘health care system in crisis.’
How to improve access to primary care in rural and underserved communities
The following strategies can improve access to primary care.
Nurses call for changes to address burnout, safety, staffing shortages
As more physicians turn to employment by hospitals and health systems, they experience a work environment that nurses have endured for years.
Primary care physicians and orthopedics: a new virtual solution to comanage your patients
Musculoskeletal ailments are common, but treating them can be expensive, time-consuming – even risky. Online collaboration offers a better way to help.
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