Practice Management

Increased Costs Associated With Specialists Providing Primary Care

Increased Costs Associated With Specialists Providing Primary Care

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Nearly 4 million adults 65 years of age and older with multimorbidity were studied.

ACA: Did Medicaid Expansion Increase State Spending?

ACA: Did Medicaid Expansion Increase State Spending?

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Although the Medicaid expansion led to an 11.7% increase in overall spending, state budgets were insulated due to federal funding.

Excessive Computer Work Leads to Physician  Burnout

Excessive Computer Work Leads to Physician Burnout

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Study shows that physicians devote nearly 3.08 hours a day to face-to-face office visits and 3.17 hours to desktop medicine.

Enhanced Patient-Centered Communication Key To Giving Bad News

Enhanced Patient-Centered Communication Key To Giving Bad News

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Use of enhanced patient-centered communication positively impacts a patient's psychological state when given bad news.

MACRA Changes Will Affect Physician Payments

MACRA Changes Will Affect Physician Payments

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Changes made by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act have affected the government's approach to physician payment.

Medicaid: Improvement Under the Affordable Care Act

Medicaid: Improvement Under the Affordable Care Act

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Thirty-one states and Washington DC have signed legislation to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

Physicians Work Around Cost of Prescription Medications

Physicians Work Around Cost of Prescription Medications

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A physician in Maine built an autoinjector device to work around the price hikes of EpiPens.

AMA Survey: Majority of US Physicians Satisfied With Career

AMA Survey: Majority of US Physicians Satisfied With Career

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The American Medical Association conducted a survey of 1200 doctors, residents and medical students to determine their career choice satisfaction.

Health Literacy Toolkit Essential for Shared Decision Making

Health Literacy Toolkit Essential for Shared Decision Making

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Use of the Health Literacy Universal Precaution toolkit created by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is essential in improving patient-clinician communication.

Uninsured Rate Drops as Obamacare TV Ads Increase From 2013 to 2014

Uninsured Rate Drops as Obamacare TV Ads Increase From 2013 to 2014

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Researchers found that counties exposed to more television ads on the Affordable Care Act had lower rates of uninsured between 2013 and 2014.

Malpractice Claims Lowered by Half From 1992 to 2014

Malpractice Claims Lowered by Half From 1992 to 2014

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The rate of malpractice claims paid on behalf of physicians decreased as mean compensation amounts increased from 1992 to 2014.

Evolution of Informed Consent in Medical Research: An Expert Interview

Evolution of Informed Consent in Medical Research: An Expert Interview

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New approaches to informed consent using technology advances are changing the way participants are informed and how researchers obtain their permission.

HIPAA Fines May Lead to Corrective Action Plans

HIPAA Fines May Lead to Corrective Action Plans

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HHS Office for Civil Rights may impose such a plan on providers receiving HIPAA fines to lower risk of future data loss incidents.

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.

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