Practice Management

Healthcare Professionals Must Understand Legal Policy in Regard to Patient Rights

Healthcare Professionals Must Understand Legal Policy in Regard to Patient Rights

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When it comes to complying with law enforcement demands for evidence from patients, healthcare professionals need to know applicable law policies.

Medical Societies Unite Against Merit-Based Incentive Payment System Adjustments

Medical Societies Unite Against Merit-Based Incentive Payment System Adjustments

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Congress is being called by 11 medical societies to preserve patient access to Part B therapies by preventing the CMS from applying MIPS adjustments.

Essentia Health Fires Employees Who Refused to Receive Influenza Vaccination

Essentia Health Fires Employees Who Refused to Receive Influenza Vaccination

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In Minnesota, about 50 health care employees have been fired for refusing to receive the influenza vaccination.

AHA Releases Concerns in Regard to Senate Tax Reform Bill

AHA Releases Concerns in Regard to Senate Tax Reform Bill

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The AHA released a statement targeted at their concerns with the Republican tax reform bill.

Health Care Systems Address Provider Burnout, Accommodate Change Fatigue

Health Care Systems Address Provider Burnout, Accommodate Change Fatigue

Burnout among health care team members needs to be addressed with new solutions.

Part B Drugs CMS Rule Could Cut Payments for Some Specialists

Part B Drugs CMS Rule Could Cut Payments for Some Specialists

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There could be significant payment adjustments for specialists who administer Part B durgs.

Burnout in Surgical Residents Associated With Depression, Stress, Suicidal Ideation

Burnout in Surgical Residents Associated With Depression, Stress, Suicidal Ideation

Surgical residents have higher levels of stress, depression and suicidal ideation which leads to higher risk of burnout.

Workplace Sexual Harassment a Continuing Occupational Health Problem

Workplace Sexual Harassment a Continuing Occupational Health Problem

Sexual harassment is a continuing problem in work environments.

Coffee Consumption Associated With Positive Health Outcomes

Coffee Consumption Associated With Positive Health Outcomes

Drinking coffee is associated with reduced risk for many health outcomes.

Health Care Personnel Work Despite Having Influenza Symptoms

Health Care Personnel Work Despite Having Influenza Symptoms

Many people who work in a health care profession continue to work, even when influenza like symptoms are present.

Patient Engagement Increased by Jointly-Produced Medical Note Process

Patient Engagement Increased by Jointly-Produced Medical Note Process

Health care professionals are in favor of OurNotes, which allows patients to co-produce medical notes with their clinicians.

Improved Outcomes Seen With PCP-Managed Hospital Care

Improved Outcomes Seen With PCP-Managed Hospital Care

Patients who are cared for by their own primary care physicians in a hospital have a longer length of stay.

Clinicans Have 2 Extra Weeks to Review Data in CMS "Physician Compare" Program

Clinicans Have 2 Extra Weeks to Review Data in CMS "Physician Compare" Program

Due to a technical issue with Physician Compare, CMS is extending the time frame for physicians to view data.

Survey Results Show Most Patients Satisfied With Clinician Relationship

Survey Results Show Most Patients Satisfied With Clinician Relationship

Most patients seem to be happy with their relationship between them and their physician.

Opioid Manufacturers Must Provide Extensive Training to Physicians

Opioid Manufacturers Must Provide Extensive Training to Physicians

Extensive training on opioids is now required for US doctors.

Clinician Job Satisfaction Leads to Lower Burnout, Higher Retention

Clinician Job Satisfaction Leads to Lower Burnout, Higher Retention

There is less burnout if clinicians are satisfied with their job.

Properly Trained Medical Assistants Can Benefit Primary Care Practice

Properly Trained Medical Assistants Can Benefit Primary Care Practice

Qualified medical assistants can help practices be more efficient, but they need to have proper training.

Training Physicians Experience Increased Rate of Depressive Symptoms

Training Physicians Experience Increased Rate of Depressive Symptoms

For training physicians, depressive symptoms increase in the first year.

Perceived Risk of Driving Impairment Linked to Some Prescription Drugs

Perceived Risk of Driving Impairment Linked to Some Prescription Drugs

Not all prescription drugs have driving impairment warnings.

Sharing Passwords a Common Problem Among Medical Staff

Sharing Passwords a Common Problem Among Medical Staff

Most staff members in a medical practice share passwords in order to access electronic health records.

Electronic Health Record System Usability Discussed by Stakeholders

Electronic Health Record System Usability Discussed by Stakeholders

Stakeholders and physicians discussed the usability of electronic health records.

Community Pharmacies Expand Services to Include Patient Care, Services

Community Pharmacies Expand Services to Include Patient Care, Services

Independent pharmacies are expanding the services they offer.

Strategies to Remedy Unsatisfying Physician Workplace Conditions

Strategies to Remedy Unsatisfying Physician Workplace Conditions

Conditions such as chaos, lack of communication and incohesiveness contribute to unsatisfying workplaces for clinicians.

DEA Will Allow Public to Dispose of Unused, Unwanted Prescription Drugs Tomorrow

DEA Will Allow Public to Dispose of Unused, Unwanted Prescription Drugs Tomorrow

The public is able to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs thanks to the DEA.

Pediatricians Should Incorporate Reproductive, Sexual Health Into Practice

Pediatricians Should Incorporate Reproductive, Sexual Health Into Practice

Office visits present the opportunity to provide comprehensive education and health care services.

ECT Research on Human Subjects Warrant Sound Methodology

ECT Research on Human Subjects Warrant Sound Methodology

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Although ECT is effective for patients with severe psychiatric disorders, various misconceptions still exist.

Drug Manufacturers Overemphasize Flaws With Medicaid "Best-Price" Rule

Drug Manufacturers Overemphasize Flaws With Medicaid "Best-Price" Rule

There are ways to mitigate the impact of the "best-price"rule, though it may affect novel pricing strategies.

Physician May Be Reluctant to Seek Mental Health Care Due to Licensure Application Questions

Physician May Be Reluctant to Seek Mental Health Care Due to Licensure Application Questions

Physicians are reluctant to seek mental health help due to medical licensure application questions.

Patient Satisfaction During Hospitalization Improves With Psychosocial Intervention

Patient Satisfaction During Hospitalization Improves With Psychosocial Intervention

Hospitalization experience is improved when physicians ask inpatients about their situation and have empathetic responses.

Specialty Physicians Experiencing Lack of Income Growth

Specialty Physicians Experiencing Lack of Income Growth

Physicians salaries are decreasing or flat lining.

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