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.

Advance Care Planning Doesn't Aid Quality of Life

Advance Care Planning Doesn't Aid Quality of Life

Advance care planning in frail older adults does not increase patient activation or quality of life.

Parity Legislature Associated With Financial Protections for Youths With Mental Illness

Parity Legislature Associated With Financial Protections for Youths With Mental Illness

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MHPAEA enforcement was positively associated with lower spending for mental illness treatment among those with parity-associated policies.

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 was adopted by the AMA House of Delegates.

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 CPT Editorial Panel for chronic care remote physiologic monitoring and internet consultations.

Cohesive Teams Can Help Blend Clinical Care With Education

Cohesive Teams Can Help Blend Clinical Care With Education

Building cohesive teams in teaching clinics can help blend clinical care with education for residents.

Female Internists Consistently Earn Less Than Men

Female Internists Consistently Earn Less Than Men

Female internists earn less than men, across many demographic and employment indicators.

Variation in Specialty Drug Coverage Across Health Plans

Variation in Specialty Drug Coverage Across Health Plans

There is considerable variation in specialty drug coverage across commercial health plans.

Three Financial Metrics Can Improve Practice Performance

Three Financial Metrics Can Improve Practice Performance

By understanding 3 indices and metrics, physicians can change the financial outcome of their medical practice.

<i>Health Affairs</i> Announces Launch of New 3-Year Initiative to Examine US Healthcare Spending

Health Affairs Announces Launch of New 3-Year Initiative to Examine US Healthcare Spending

The council will examine health care spending in the US and provide a focal point for discussion, analysis, and action on health care spending and values.

Learning to Change Important for Improving Practice

Learning to Change Important for Improving Practice

Physicians need to accept that the health care industry is changing.

Steps Physicians Can Take to Minimize Risk for Lawsuits

Steps Physicians Can Take to Minimize Risk for Lawsuits

Targeted steps can be taken to minimize future risks of lawsuits.

Front Desk Staff Can Set Up a Practice for Successful Billing

Front Desk Staff Can Set Up a Practice for Successful Billing

Allowing front desk staff adequate time and an uninterrupted environment to focus on billing can prevent problems later on

Better Care Quality Needed for Universal Health Coverage

Better Care Quality Needed for Universal Health Coverage

In order to achieve universal health coverage, stakeholders must focus on the quality of health services.

Four Strategies Help Doctors Make Personal, Professional Gains

Four Strategies Help Doctors Make Personal, Professional Gains

Four strategies were presented to help physicians make personal and professional gains.

Assessing, Improving Patient Satisfaction Cuts Malpractice Risk

Assessing, Improving Patient Satisfaction Cuts Malpractice Risk

Assessing and improving patient satisfaction can help physicians avoid being sued for malpractice.

Physicians and Practices Should Prepare for Emergencies

Physicians and Practices Should Prepare for Emergencies

Practices and physicians should prepare for emergency situations, such as natural disasters, network communications failures, and active shooter situations.

Sound Healing May Be A Simple Solution to Combat Burnout

Sound Healing May Be A Simple Solution to Combat Burnout

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Sound healing — a meditation technique that focuses on the power of sound — may offer a solution to physician burnout.

Insurers May Be Underpaying Physicians

Insurers May Be Underpaying Physicians

Insurance companies sometimes underpay physicians the contracted amount for a service or procedure.

Medical Organizations Must Address Sexual Harassment

Medical Organizations Must Address Sexual Harassment

Medical institutions and organizations need to ensure there are proactive interventions to transform the workplace in order to address sexual harassment and discrimination.

Embezzlement Not Uncommon in Medical Practices

Embezzlement Not Uncommon in Medical Practices

Embezzlement occurs frequently in medical practices and steps should be taken to prevent it.

Increased Coverage in States With Medicaid Expansion

Increased Coverage in States With Medicaid Expansion

Coverage rates and access to care are significantly higher in states with Medicaid expansion, compared with non-expansion states.

Mental Health No Different for Offspring of Lesbian Parents

Mental Health No Different for Offspring of Lesbian Parents

Mental health does not differ significantly between offspring with sexual minority parents from the community-based National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study and a matched normative population-based sample.

Seven Strategies Can Help Practices Manage Staff Time Off

Seven Strategies Can Help Practices Manage Staff Time Off

Strategies, including a paid time off bank, allow staff some flexibility while maintaining a business.

FDA Outlines Plan for Increasing Nonprescription Drug Availability

FDA Outlines Plan for Increasing Nonprescription Drug Availability

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The FDA has released new guidance for drug developers that could potentially lead to the approval of a wider range of nonprescription drug products.

Physician Burnout Tied to Higher Risk for Medical Errors

Physician Burnout Tied to Higher Risk for Medical Errors

Physician burnout, fatigue, and work-unit safety grades are independently associated with medical errors.

2001 to 2015 Saw Decline in Self-Employment in Health Care

2001 to 2015 Saw Decline in Self-Employment in Health Care

From 2001 to 2015 there was a decrease in the percentage of health care professionals who are self-employed and a decrease in the earning gap between self-employed and employed health care professionals.

Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant Not HIPAA Compliant

Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant Not HIPAA Compliant

Virtual assistant programs like Google Assistant, Siri, and Alexa are not yet in compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

Gender Bias in Medicine Has Far-Reaching Consequences

Gender Bias in Medicine Has Far-Reaching Consequences

Overlooking women in medicine can have far-reaching consequences.

The Harmful Application of HIPAA: How to Protect Privacy and Patient Care

The Harmful Application of HIPAA: How to Protect Privacy and Patient Care

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Despite good intentions, HIPAA is shrouded in myth and misapplication that does more harm than good for both patients and physicians.

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