September 29th 2023
Top-down solutions are needed to expand the workforce and reduce burnout, not just free up a few minutes here and there.
September 28th 2023
Skyrocketing out-of-pocket health care costs and unexpected medical expenses are outpacing inflationary pressures which have already decimated the budgets of many American families.
Poll shows majority of older adults are against the idea of incorporating life expectancy into screening guidelines
Patients are clamoring for care as the physician shortage gets worse. Here’s why nurse practitioners and physician assistants are part of the solution.
Benefits will come when physicians and health experts begin integrating large language models into practices, hospitals and insurance companies.
HIMSS23: The future of price transparency
What do the price transparency rules mean to physicians and will they really lower prices?
Understand patient expectations to foster loyalty
What delights patients and what leaves them wanting more?
How physicians can make a great first (and last) impression
Physicians never get a second chance to make a first impression with a patient.
Staffing shortages and increasing collection struggles hurt practices
Lower patient volume and challenges collecting payments can push practices to the brink
Patients have renewed interest in STI exams after post-Covid spike
Primary care physicians should be aware that patients have a renewed interest in STI-related appointments following a spike in STIs post-Covid.
Morning Medical Update: Community Garden grows patient-physician bond; The impact of shared medical visits; How much water do you really need?
The top news stories in primary care today.
Finally, a model that puts primary care first
Physicians and employers are tired of waiting for the government to fix health care. So they came together and fixed it themselves.
Employers must look beyond health insurance to help employees afford care
Paying for health care is a burden in America, and employers – including medical practices -- need to look at alternatives to traditional health insurance
Morning Medical Update: Disability advocates call for required masking; More medical schools withdraw from U.S. news rankings, Free clinics open in Las Vegas schools
Medical misinformation is making it harder to treat patients
COVID outcomes were negatively affected by misinformation
Earning adherence: How physicians can motivate patients to better manage chronic diseases
Patients often find it hard to keep to a long-term treatment plan, but there are ways physicians can help
Morning Medical Update: Fewer Than 10% of Patients Screened for Food Insecurity During Pandemic; Global warming causing earlier, more intense allergy seasons; Retail Health Clinic Access Increased by 51% During Pandemic
Popular nutrition plans: Building a plan for patients with obesity
The pros and cons of popular diet plans.
Morning Medical Update: Can artificial intelligence be used to diagnose influenza?; ER’s Error Lands a 4-Year-Old in Collections (For Care He Didn’t Receive); A new law will help mobile clinics cast a wider safety net
Morning Medical Update: New primary care program for older adults lacks clinical benefits, The Medical School Admissions Cycle: A Month-by-Month Guide, Is a lingering cough after a cold normal?
Use caution when prescribing antibiotics for common ailments
Study finds inappropriate use has financial and health costs
Most patients still have a choice of health plans
Study of enrollment trends highlights the benefits most employers offer their workers
Use empathy and validation to defuse patient anger
Demonstrating to patients that you understand their feelings can reduce tension and restore trust
CMS’ proposed Universal Foundation can be starting point to treat social drivers of health
Physicians Foundation leader discusses support for new quality measures and connections among doctors, patients, payers, and basic resources to be healthy.
Record large class of med students, graduates, head into family medicine
AAFP announces good news for primary care in results of NRMP Match.
Medicare issues guidance on negotiating Part D drug prices
HHS leader says administration is ‘making historic progress’ in pushing down costs for prescription medicines.
Scaling widespread anxiety screening through primary care integration
Physicians are stretched thin, but resources exist to help them help patients — especially youths — with behavioral health concerns.
Novo Nordisk announces insulin price cut for 2024
Company follows Eli Lilly to reduce patient costs as federal health care leaders tout effects of new laws on drug prices.
Trends to watch for the rest of 2023
Here’s what to expect from the pandemic, point-of-care marketing, AI and more for this year and beyond.
Few physicians ask patients about firearm access
Study examines screenings, patient demographics, and primary care as gun violence grows as a public health concern.
Ransomware still a threat, but watch out for hackers invading to steal health care data
‘Extortion without encrypting files’ is a growing risk to cybersecurity of medical computer networks.
Meeting patients online and in person: A slideshow
Researchers examine how patients search online, by website and age.
School-based primary care to add mental health services for young people
Youths still reeling from losses, distress of COVID-19 pandemic, federal leaders say.
Cities around the nation report health care scams: the top 12
In recent years, March historically is top month for medical fraudsters.
President touts health care improvements in 2024 budget
House Republicans rip spending plans’ effects on Medicare, drug innovation.
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