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.
Creating a patient-positive care environment in your medical practice
A positive strategy to help patients with obesity is to help set realistic goals.
Physicians go to court over billing dispute resolution regs in No Surprises Act
Texas Medical Association claims arbitration rules give unfair advantage to health insurers.
Supply, demand out of balance for primary care, behavioral health in cities across U.S.
Analyst uses hyperlocal data to understand current and forecasted physician shortages.
11 states with the best patient insurance rates
Four states, D.C., at or below half the national average.
How to handle chronically late patients
What can physicians do to prevent late patients from ruining their schedule?
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends anxiety screenings for adult primary care patients
Recognizing signs, connecting to care could save lives, but more research “critically needed.”
Despite interoperability challenges, technology can help advance hybrid care
Rise of telehealth in COVID-19 pandemic reveals flaws, but there’s potential to improve the patient experience.
Primary care physicians ‘ideally positioned’ to detect patients at risk of suicide
Researchers report findings about training, screening, and treatment pathway.
U.S. life expectancy: the bottom seven states
NVSS data shows decrease in all 50 states based on 2020 figures.
Primary care physicians must listen, educate, vaccinate
Back-to-school season is prime time to reach parents and children about immunizations.
Top 11 states for health and wellness
Report crunches the numbers for behaviors, park access and integrative health practices.
Bottom 11 states for health and wellness
How to engage in effective clinical conversations about obesity
Small shifts in your communication style and tactics when discussing obesity with patients can significantly impact how your message is received.
Why your patients need advance care plans
End-of-life care discussions with patients are critical for physicians of any specialty, but especially primary care.
How to market your practice to senior patients
Marketing your practice for senior patients takes some different strategies.
Young people want their physicians to ask about social determinants of health
Doctors should inquire about food, housing, education, and offer resources, according to survey.
Health care systems start program to ensure equity in patient care
AMA, Joint Commission aim to improve outcomes for marginalized patients.
Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns
COVID-19 fallout pushes some issues to the top of the list.
How a better patient experience solves “The Great Resignation” challenge
Staffing shortages and patients’ expectations for high-touch care go hand-in-hand in today’s unconventional market.
Bringing cardiac care to the heart of rural America
The medical care disparity is widening between urban and rural America. What can we do about it?
How to fix provider directories when the No Surprises Act falls short
Finding a physician using payers' physician directories is still a daunting task.
CDC data reveals state-based differences in life expectancy
Where does your state rank?
How COVID-19 has affected patient access to medications
Impacts of the pandemic on patients, physicians, and pharmacists.
Why don’t more Americans get vaccinated against flu?
Fewer than half of American adults receive vaccinations for influenza and pneumonia.
Telehealth use after pandemic is uncertain, study finds
Americans want the technology available, but most prefer in-person visits.
Four strategies to reduce patient balances
Four simple steps can increase collection of patient balances while also preserving the practice-patient relationship.
EHR notes may enhance and prolong racial bias: study
Clinicians need to avoid negative terms in describing patients
Patient surveys: How to collect useful feedback
Are your patients satisfied with the service your practice provides? Here's how to find out.
Don't subject your patients to telephone hell
Don't let patients get a bad impression over the phone of the service you provide at your practice.
5-star care: How to boost patient satisfaction scores
Earning good ratings is becoming more difficult, but there are ways to make real gains in your scores.
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