Although a hospital may be in an insurance network, the treating physician may not be.
The strategies include documenting everything, being transparent with patients, and showing empathy.
Doctors should respond quickly, validate patient complaints, and demonstrate a willingness to take action.
A study suggests that female physicians use fewer codes than their male counterparts, resulting in a reimbursement gap.
The number of Medicare beneficiaries getting compounded drugs is up 281% since 2006.
Treatment on open wards was linked to lower odds of suicide attempts and to absconding with and without return.
Converting just 1 meeting per week to a walking meeting can increase on-the-job activity levels for white-collar workers.
The average per capita spending for Medicare beneficiaries who died was 4-fold higher than for survivors.
These findings may explain patient reports of poor access to mental health care.
Renee Binder, MD, recaps her year as president of the American Psychiatric Association.
There is room for improvement in the delivery of culturally competent healthcare.
Compassion, empathy, and sympathy are necessary for delivery of ethical medical care.
Budget cuts and institutions' financial challenges may complicate meeting students' needs and require creative and innovative ways to serve them.
UnitedHealth's exit from most marketplaces highlights the growing pains of health exchanges.
Alternative payment models appear to be more advantageous than those operating on a fee-for-service basis.
Physicians have until May 15th to report disputes relating to their financial relationships with drug and/or medical device manufacturers.
Although strides have been made in bridging health-related racial and ethic gaps, disparities persist.
Electronic health records continue to present challenges to patients and physicians alike.
New platform helps clinicians bridge the gap in translation of knowledge from bench to bedside.
Small details in the waiting room, front desk, hallway, or examination room can create either positive or negative impressions.
Administration time for cognitive assessment screenings is currently suboptimal in many clinical settings.
Many believe that medications labelled "breakthrough" are supported by stronger evidence than the law requires for them to achieve that designation.
Discussion with practitioners from either side elicits arguments about the shortcomings of the other. How can disputes be mitigated?
Evidence now confirms that infection during early pregnancy leads to a severe form of microcephaly.
Hesitation to discuss dying can lead to a lack of understanding on how to help patients achieve a "good death."
The patient visit should follow a structure that optimizes team members and their expertise.
For practitioners who are interested in implementing an e-prescribing system, Dr Hurford suggests that they seek feedback from colleagues.
No significant effect was found for preventing or treating delirium during hospitalization with antipsychotic medications.
Thirty-one percent of respondents believed that Zika is transmitted through coughing and sneezing.
The ACP recommends transparency in relation to pricing, costs, and comparative value.
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