March 31st 2023
Seniors didn’t grow up with the internet so reaching them requires a different strategy
March 30th 2023
A conversation with Hugh Francis III, MD, about the steps to take if you are sued for malpractice.
There’s a surge in a new type of litigation: “wrongful life” lawsuits. These lawsuits emerge when hospitals and clinicians don’t bother to obtain or choose to ignore a patient’s documented care planning wishes.
As payers push docs to shoulder more risk, practices need to develop a strategy to maximize revenue
March 23rd 2023
The provision requiring various preventive coverages is being challenged in court
Most patients still have a choice of health plans
Study of enrollment trends highlights the benefits most employers offer their workers
Improve patient outcomes with better language access
Medical practices can choose from a wide array of tools to enable communication with patients from diverse backgrounds
Health care workers won’t shut up
If your name is Kathy, Beth, Kyle, or Sam, you are more likely to annoy your co-workers
Physician retirements to hit health care industry hard
Burnout is pushing many doctors to retire, but administrators think it is something else
Which are the best states for physicians to practice?
Deciding where to practice is among the most important career decisions doctors face and often involves myriad considerations.
Surprising number of people are not aware of remote health care options
Despite telehealth’s popularity during the pandemic, many still don’t about it and other home health innovations
Record large class of med students, graduates, head into family medicine
AAFP announces good news for primary care in results of NRMP Match.
Senators ponder more federal actions on health care cybersecurity
Minimum standards, financial aid for small systems would help, industry experts say.
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.
Patient collection best practices to boost your bottom line
It’s important to understand current challenges that physician practices are facing with patient collections.
Primary care reduced hospitalizations even during the pandemic
Japanese study showed that despite the challenges of the pandemic, solid primary care was still key to keeping people out of the hospital
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.
2 in 5 adults won’t pay for preventive services
If the ACA is forced to drop some preventive services, many adults say they will not pay for them out of pocket
Want to boost practice morale and productivity? Allow remote work.
Even small practices can see gains in revenue, productivity, and morale when employees are allowed to work remotely.
How text messaging improves patient recall and practice revenue
To successfully navigate these turbulent times, physician practices will need to look for ways to increase revenue and decrease costs to help offset losses and increasing expenses.
Who’s using remote patient monitoring, and why?
Internists have largest share of RPM claims; family doctors are third.
House joins in legislators’ calls for new oversight of PBMs
Committee on Oversight and Accountability echoes Senate, FTC in examining prescription drug pricing companies.
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.
Five tips for maximizing data security and ensuring HIPAA compliance
Building a foundation for cybersecurity can help physicians avoid costly mistakes.
Improving compliance, trust and credibility
Working with patients to increase their adherence and the physician-patient relationship.
Schwartz Center launches new initiative to improve well-being for health care workers
Six organizations to implement programs based on six principles for healthy workplace culture.
CMS must level playing field for independent physicians
Independents have more credibility with patients, but less reimbursement than hospitals, despite the same inflationary challenges.
Professional courtesy guidelines for physicians
When can you waive copays or deductibles? Can you provide free care for physician colleagues and their families?
Common coding problems, from unbundling to undercoding
Odds are, you are making these mistakes and missing out on revenue
Confronting the childhood vaccination decline
A conversation with AAFP President Tochi Iroku-Malize, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A.
AHA: Banning noncompetes ‘would profoundly transform’ health care labor market
Hospital group outlines effects of contracts on physicians and executives as federal regulators ponder new rules.
Are you plugged into remote patient monitoring?
RPM use is on the rise — here’s how to choose the best system and take advantage of its many benefits
A new focus on workplace violence at healthcare settings
Physicians and other health care workers are uniquely and disproportionately at risk of workplace violence.
Aledade claims title of nation’s top network of independent primary care practices
Company announces acquisition of AI company, change to public benefit corporation.
What’s stopping ChatGPT from transforming health care?
Physicians will only be able to trust artificial intelligence when it's transparent.
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