Practice Management

Effects of Monetary Bonuses on Physician Care in Chronic Disease

Effects of Monetary Bonuses on Physician Care in Chronic Disease

Increased bonus size for physicians caring for patients with chronic disease is associated with improvements in care quality.

Healthcare Spending Per Person Increased in 2017

Healthcare Spending Per Person Increased in 2017

In 2017, healthcare spending per person reached $5,641.

Many Systematic Reviews Do Not Fully Report Adverse Events

Many Systematic Reviews Do Not Fully Report Adverse Events

Many systematic review protocols in the International Prospective Register of Systematic Reviews do not include adverse event reporting.

Protecting Patient Privacy: HIPAA Compliance in the Electronic Age

Protecting Patient Privacy: HIPAA Compliance in the Electronic Age

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This second article devoted to cybersecurity takes a closer look at protecting patients' privacy.

World Health Organization: Five-Year Plan to Address 10 Biggest Global Health Threats

World Health Organization: Five-Year Plan to Address 10 Biggest Global Health Threats

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In an effort to effectively address global health concerns, the WHO has announced the 13th General Programme of Work, a 5-year strategic plan spanning from 2019 to 2023.

Identifying Ways to Increase Trust in the Patient-Physician Relationship

Identifying Ways to Increase Trust in the Patient-Physician Relationship

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Patient-physician relationships have been unintentionally deprioritized in current clinical practice.

FDA: New Plan for Regulations, Oversight of Dietary Supplement Industry

FDA: New Plan for Regulations, Oversight of Dietary Supplement Industry

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The FDA has announced a new plan to significantly modernize the regulation and oversight of dietary supplements.

The Good, the Bad, and the Legal Questions: Examining Common Issues in Curbside Consultation Practice

The Good, the Bad, and the Legal Questions: Examining Common Issues in Curbside Consultation Practice

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Curbside consults are commonplace in both hospital and ambulatory settings.

Physician-Mothers as Caregivers Increases Risk for Burnout, Mood Disorders

Physician-Mothers as Caregivers Increases Risk for Burnout, Mood Disorders

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Physician-mothers who care for seriously ill children, spouses, or parents have higher rates of burnout and mood disorders.

Book a Ticket to Relaxation: Can a Vacation Stave Off Burnout?

Book a Ticket to Relaxation: Can a Vacation Stave Off Burnout?

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A 2-week vacation may be essential to your health as a practicing physician.

Risk Estimates Not Improved by Adding Social Data to Patient EHR

Risk Estimates Not Improved by Adding Social Data to Patient EHR

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The information provided by electronic health record (EHR) data may provide sufficient risk prediction capabilities without the inclusion of social factors.

Adverse Effects of Medical Treatment Mortality Associated With Age, Region

Adverse Effects of Medical Treatment Mortality Associated With Age, Region

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Despite a reduction in age-standardized mortality in the US, there has been an increased risk of mortality from the adverse effects of medical treatments.

ACIP Updates Recommendations for US Adult Immunization Schedule

ACIP Updates Recommendations for US Adult Immunization Schedule

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The ACIP and CDC have approved and released 2019 recommendations for the adult immunization schedule in the US.

Pharmacist-Led Phone Follow-Up May Cut Readmission Rates

Pharmacist-Led Phone Follow-Up May Cut Readmission Rates

A pharmacist-led, postdischarge structured telephone follow-up intervention can reduce 30-day and 90-day readmission rates for polypharmacy patients.

AGS: Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults Updated

AGS: Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults Updated

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Over 1400 clinical trials and research studies were reviewed by a panel of 13 experts to develop the new guideline.

Physician Burnout Tied to Ability to Address Social Needs

Physician Burnout Tied to Ability to Address Social Needs

Improving clinic capacity to respond to patients' social needs may reduce primary care physician burnout.

More High-Value Care Associated With Receipt of Primary Care

More High-Value Care Associated With Receipt of Primary Care

Receipt of primary care is associated with significantly more high-value care, slightly more low-value care, and a better health care experience.

Weighing the Consequences of Self-Disclosure as an Undocumented Clinician

Weighing the Consequences of Self-Disclosure as an Undocumented Clinician

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Clinicians must weigh the benefits and challenges linked with self-disclosure of immigration status.

In the Spotlight: How Racism Affects the Healthcare Workforce

In the Spotlight: How Racism Affects the Healthcare Workforce

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Racism is embedded in all US institutions, including medicine — so what steps are being taken to improve the well-being of the healthcare workforce?

Report Identifies Areas Lacking Good Practice in Health Tech Assessment

Report Identifies Areas Lacking Good Practice in Health Tech Assessment

The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research working group indicates the lack of good practices in three areas of health technology assessment.

Patient Preference Affects Success of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity Data Collection

Patient Preference Affects Success of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity Data Collection

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Patients who are sexual or gender minorities are more inclined to share orientation or gender identity information through nonverbal self-report.

<i>ICD-10-CM</i> Codes: How Medical Documentation Can Improve Health Care for Trafficking Victims

ICD-10-CM Codes: How Medical Documentation Can Improve Health Care for Trafficking Victims

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Gaps in previous iterations of ICD codes failed to allow clinicians to accurately identify victims of human trafficking.

In the Face of Immigration Concerns, Good Sanctuary Doctoring Is Key

In the Face of Immigration Concerns, Good Sanctuary Doctoring Is Key

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As the Trump White House continues to enact its approach to immigration, it's important for physicians to apply principles of sanctuary doctoring to help patients feel safe.

Examining the Ethical Question of Using Workarounds for Undocumented Patients

Examining the Ethical Question of Using Workarounds for Undocumented Patients

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Navigating the dichotomy between providing quality health care and dealing with a patient's reality can be a challenge.

ACR Calls for Safeguards Against Step Therapy for Part B Drugs

ACR Calls for Safeguards Against Step Therapy for Part B Drugs

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The ACR is urging CMS to adopt safeguards to protect Medicare Advantage beneficiaries from step therapy.

Characteristics of Physicians Excluded from Medicare Reimbursement Programs Examined

Characteristics of Physicians Excluded from Medicare Reimbursement Programs Examined

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Older male physicians who practice family medicine, internal medicine, psychiatry, or surgery were more likely to have been excluded from insurance reimbursement participation.

How Should Clinicians Discuss Prognosis With Patients?

How Should Clinicians Discuss Prognosis With Patients?

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Talking to sick patients about their future health prospects is a challenge.

As Shutdown Drags On, Opioid Crisis Looms Large

As Shutdown Drags On, Opioid Crisis Looms Large

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As the government shutdown drags in to its second month, physicians who treat opioid use disorders are being backed against a wall.

Physician-Patient Relationships: The Benefits of Long-Term Medical Practice

Physician-Patient Relationships: The Benefits of Long-Term Medical Practice

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Long-term physician-patient relationships are increasingly rare in the era of electronic documentation.

Will Free Medical School Tuition Bring More Diversity to Medicine?

Will Free Medical School Tuition Bring More Diversity to Medicine?

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By offering free tuition, NYU hopes to bring more diversity to their medical school program.

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