Practice Management

Lower Spending Seen In Practices With More High-Needs Patients

Lower Spending Seen In Practices With More High-Needs Patients

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Practices with a higher proportion of high-needs patients achieve lower spending and utilization.

Proportion of Women Among Academic Grand Rounds Speakers Well Short of Workforce Numbers

Proportion of Women Among Academic Grand Rounds Speakers Well Short of Workforce Numbers

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Amidst academic grand rounds speakers, women are found to be underrepresented.

ACGME: First-year Residents Can Work 24-hour Shifts

ACGME: First-year Residents Can Work 24-hour Shifts

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Residency programs can increase shift hours for first-year residents from 16 to 24 hours, ACGME says.

GOP Health Care Law a Mixed Bag for Rheumatologists, Patients

GOP Health Care Law a Mixed Bag for Rheumatologists, Patients

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The American College of Rheumatology's head of government affairs dissects the AHCA proposal and explains what it means for rheumatologists and their patients.

Immigration Order Disrupts Medical Residency Programs

Immigration Order Disrupts Medical Residency Programs

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Physicians concerned that President Trump's immigration Executive Order could harm residency programs and health care services to underserved areas.

WHO, NIH, FDA Concerned Negative Data Lacking in Clinical Trial Results

WHO, NIH, FDA Concerned Negative Data Lacking in Clinical Trial Results

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Researchers find that 29% of data from trials went unreported from 1999 to 2009.

Support for Healthcare Law Increasing, Says Poll

Support for Healthcare Law Increasing, Says Poll

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Increase in the health law's popularity is largely due to an increase in support among independents.

Higher Spending Physicians Do Not Achieve Better Outcomes

Higher Spending Physicians Do Not Achieve Better Outcomes

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Study examined average physician spending using a random sample of Medicare patients.

Obamacare Medicaid Expansion May Pose Challenges to Timely Care

Obamacare Medicaid Expansion May Pose Challenges to Timely Care

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Data from 4 years before state Medicaid expansions and 2 years afterward.

American College of Rheumatology Expresses Concerns About Proposed AHCA

American College of Rheumatology Expresses Concerns About Proposed AHCA

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American College of Rheumatology provides mixed opinions on the proposed American Health Care Act.

Medical Device Safety: Strategies for Improvement

Medical Device Safety: Strategies for Improvement

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Following multiple recalls, new strategies are needed to monitor the safety and performance of medical devices.

Patients Seldom Request Health Care Cost Estimates

Patients Seldom Request Health Care Cost Estimates

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Data comes from two combined quantitative surveys, one involving patients and the other physicians or other health care providers, practice administrators, and C-suite executives.

AMA, ACP Voice Opposition to GOP Healthcare Reform Bill

AMA, ACP Voice Opposition to GOP Healthcare Reform Bill

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Responses come after House leadership introduces the American Health Care Act, the proposed replacement for Obamacare.

GOP Introduces Obamacare Replacement

GOP Introduces Obamacare Replacement

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Republicans unveil proposed replacement for the Affordable Care Act.

Index Accurately Predicts Mortality in Older Adults

Index Accurately Predicts Mortality in Older Adults

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Study examined the performance of an index predicting 10- and 14-year mortality for community-dwelling adults aged ≥65 years from the 1997 to 2000 National Health Interview Surveys.

Nearly 9% of U.S. Population Uninsured in 2016

Nearly 9% of U.S. Population Uninsured in 2016

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In first 9 months of 2016, 12.3% of adults and 5% of children remain uninsured.

Patient Safety Data Subject to Litigation, Says Florida Supreme Court

Patient Safety Data Subject to Litigation, Says Florida Supreme Court

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State's High Court says information related to patient safety not protected from litigation discovery.

Physician Burnout Leads to Less Rewarding Work

Physician Burnout Leads to Less Rewarding Work

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American Medical Association surveys 2,263 physicians to assess professional burnout.

Pediatric Residents Experiencing a High Level of Burnout

Pediatric Residents Experiencing a High Level of Burnout

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Study surveyed 258 residents from 11 pediatric residency programs to assess the prevalence of burnout.

Meaningful Healthcare Reform Efforts: Dead on Arrival

Meaningful Healthcare Reform Efforts: Dead on Arrival

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Healthcare reform must be based on common sense and shared responsibility — not on more layers of administrative burden.

CMS Awards $20 Million for Quality Payment Program Training

CMS Awards $20 Million for Quality Payment Program Training

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Training and education resources will be available immediately, at no cost to those who are eligible.

Protecting Health Information Against Increasingly Sophisticated Cyber Attacks

Protecting Health Information Against Increasingly Sophisticated Cyber Attacks

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Hackers targeting small practices with weaker information security strategies.

Health Information Theft a Concern for Nearly Half of U.S. Adults

Health Information Theft a Concern for Nearly Half of U.S. Adults

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An overwhelming majority prefer the safety of secured electronic records rather than exchanging paper copies.

CMS Proposes Rule Changes to Stabilize Small Group Health Insurance Markets

CMS Proposes Rule Changes to Stabilize Small Group Health Insurance Markets

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Rule change proposals include special enrollment period for eligible individuals.

FDA Developing Guidance on Medical Product Marketing

FDA Developing Guidance on Medical Product Marketing

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The US Food and Drug Administration has released 2 draft guidance documents for appropriate marketing communication on medical products and devices.

Healthcare Spending Poised to Increase Once Again — At 5.6% Annually

Healthcare Spending Poised to Increase Once Again — At 5.6% Annually

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Analysis estimates national health expenditures will amount to nearly 20% of GDP by 2025.

Strategies for Better Inpatient Care During End-of-Rotation Transitions

Strategies for Better Inpatient Care During End-of-Rotation Transitions

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End-of-rotation transition in care has been linked to significantly higher in-hospital mortality. Clinicians highlight the issue, and offer ways to reduce the problem.

Shared Decision-Making in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Shared Decision-Making in Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Patient care is more than providing treatment and measuring disease activity, says Jonathan Krant, MD, a rheumatologist from upstate New York. In this interview, the chief of medicine for the Adirondack Health System explains the disconnect between what physicians would like to learn from their patients and what their time constraints allow.

Physician Opinions Vary Widely on Approval of Work Disability Benefits

Physician Opinions Vary Widely on Approval of Work Disability Benefits

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International study finds wide variations in how physicians determine disability benefit recipients.

FDA Provides Final Recommendations For Naming of Biologics

FDA Provides Final Recommendations For Naming of Biologics

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Regulator advises use of unique suffix system to identify each biological product and biosimilars.

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