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Higher Premiums — Why the Affordable Care Act Isn't to Blame

Higher Premiums — Why the Affordable Care Act Isn't to Blame

Republicans have capitalized on the misunderstood concept that the ACA is responsible for rising health premiums.

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Practice Management Insurers Recruiting Former Pharma Reps to Cut Costs

Insurers Recruiting Former Pharma Reps to Cut Costs

Former pharma reps are educating doctors about the costs of medications and encouraging the use of generics.

Practice Management AMA Attempts to Increase Transparency of Prescription Pricing

AMA Attempts to Increase Transparency of Prescription Pricing

At its annual meeting, the physicians' group adopted new policies on drug pricing to protect patients.

Practice Management Medical Students Lack Proficiency in Measuring BP

Medical Students Lack Proficiency in Measuring BP

Among 159 medical students, an average of 4.1 elements out of 11 were performed properly.

Practice Management Multilevel Approach Necessary to Reduce Overdiagnosis, Argues Epidemiologist

Multilevel Approach Necessary to Reduce Overdiagnosis, Argues Epidemiologist

At the health-system level, providers should be given less credit for curing possibly benign diseases.

Practice Management Emergency Departments Commonly Overcharging Patients in US

Emergency Departments Commonly Overcharging Patients in US

These facilities were also more likely to serve higher numbers of uninsured, black, and Hispanic patients.

Practice Management Republicans Face Challenge of Consensus to Replace ACA, Policy Expert Says

Republicans Face Challenge of Consensus to Replace ACA, Policy Expert Says

Replacing the ACA requires a constructive consensus among Republicans that is currently lacking and may be unattainable.

Practice Management Court Ruling May Threaten Physicians' Immunity

Court Ruling May Threaten Physicians' Immunity

A friend-of-the-court brief reflects concern that the ruling will have a negative impact on physicians.

Practice Management High-Risk Pools May Be Step Back for US Health Care

High-Risk Pools May Be Step Back for US Health Care

Higher premiums, deductibles, and out-of-pocket costs are likely to make high-risk pools unaffordable for many people.

Practice Management 9 of 10 Surveyed Practices Have Dismissed Patients

9 of 10 Surveyed Practices Have Dismissed Patients

Reasons included inappropriate behavior toward staff, violation of prescription policies, and repeatedly missed appointments.

Practice Management Technology Can Help Patients Engage in Routine Decisions

Technology Can Help Patients Engage in Routine Decisions

Use of technology makes appointments more productive and helps patients engage in the decision.

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