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Should Physicians Treat Family and Friends? Three Experts Weigh In

Should Physicians Treat Family and Friends? Three Experts Weigh In

Several notable medical societies have issued ethical statements discouraging physicians from treating family members and friends.

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Practice Management AMA Proposes Policy Opposing Medicaid 'Lockout' Provisions

AMA Proposes Policy Opposing Medicaid 'Lockout' Provisions

A new policy opposing lockout provisions that block Medicaid patients from the program for lengthy periods and instead supporting allowing patients to reapply immediately for redetermination was adopted by the American Medical Association House of Delegates.

Practice Management Insurance Status Tied to Higher Self-Perceived Poor or Fair Health

Insurance Status Tied to Higher Self-Perceived Poor or Fair Health

Underinsured and never insured adults are more likely than adequately insured adults to report poor/fair health and frequent mental distress.

Practice Management Bundling Doesn't Cut Medicare Payments for Medical Conditions

Bundling Doesn't Cut Medicare Payments for Medical Conditions

Bundling of payments for five common medical conditions is not associated with changes in Medicare payments per episode or health outcomes.

Practice Management AMA Adopts Policy to Advance Gender Equity in Medicine

AMA Adopts Policy to Advance Gender Equity in Medicine

The American Medical Association House of Delegates has adopted a new policy to study, act for, and advocate to advance gender equity in medicine.

Practice Management Errors in Clinical Notes Generated by Speech Recognition Are Not Uncommon

Errors in Clinical Notes Generated by Speech Recognition Are Not Uncommon

Discharge summaries demonstrated higher mean speech recognition error rates.

Practice Management The Challenge of Compassion in Modern Healthcare Settings

The Challenge of Compassion in Modern Healthcare Settings

A providers' capacity to feel compassion is affected in part by the practice environment.

Practice Management Cyber Insurance Recommended for All Physician Practices

Cyber Insurance Recommended for All Physician Practices

The growing threat of hacking is increasing the number of physicians buying cyber insurance.

Practice Management Prioritizing Rest in Hospital Settings: Poor Sleep Increases Costs, Complications, and Mortality

Prioritizing Rest in Hospital Settings: Poor Sleep Increases Costs, Complications, and Mortality

Study results serve as an important impetus for physicians, nurses, hospital administrators, and others involved in the care of hospitalized patients to optimize sleep in the hospital setting.

Practice Management A Physician's Guide to Incorporating Patient Spirituality in Practice

A Physician's Guide to Incorporating Patient Spirituality in Practice

Knowledge of a patient's spiritual beliefs can help physicians better tailor interventions to the individual patient while providing a deeper level of respect for their patients.

Practice Management Steps Taken to Increase Use of Electronic Tools in Medicine

Steps Taken to Increase Use of Electronic Tools in Medicine

Additional codes have been approved by the Current Procedural Terminology Editorial Panel for chronic care remote physiologic monitoring and internet consultations.

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