Practice Management

Tips for Preventing Medical Practice  Billing Errors

Tips for Preventing Medical Practice Billing Errors

Certain strategies can help to prevent medical practice billing errors.

Ransomware Attacks in Medicine: Are Hospitals Adequately Protected?

Ransomware Attacks in Medicine: Are Hospitals Adequately Protected?

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How can hospitals protect themselves against recent ransomware attacks?

Accountable Care Organizations: Evaluating Cost Saving Success

Accountable Care Organizations: Evaluating Cost Saving Success

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An analysis on the cost saving success of accountable care organizations.

Stethoscope Hygiene Low Despite Guidelines

Stethoscope Hygiene Low Despite Guidelines

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Educating clinicians about the importance of stethoscope hygiene does not appear to increase the practice.

Forty Percent of Patients Report a Disconnect in Medical Care

Forty Percent of Patients Report a Disconnect in Medical Care

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About 40% of patients reported a breakdown in their care, including information exchange, delays in admission, team communication, and discharge.

Antibiotic Course Completion and Resistance: Is There a Link?

Antibiotic Course Completion and Resistance: Is There a Link?

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Little evidence is available to support the theory that failing to complete a prescribed antibiotic course contributes to antibiotic resistance.

Early Career Teacher Burnout May Be Linked to Social Network Use

Early Career Teacher Burnout May Be Linked to Social Network Use

Social networking use for early career teachers is associated with increased burnout levels.

Clear Guidelines Needed for Recordings of Medical Encounters

Clear Guidelines Needed for Recordings of Medical Encounters

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Patients recording medical encounters is becoming a trend.

Medicaid Enrollees Largely Satisfied With Their Health Care

Medicaid Enrollees Largely Satisfied With Their Health Care

Medicaid enrollees are satisfied with their health care according to a recent research letter.

Health Service Expenditures Increase but Utilization Remains Unchanged

Health Service Expenditures Increase but Utilization Remains Unchanged

The utilization of health services have not been changed, however, expenditures have increased.

US Health Uninsurance Rises by 2 Million

US Health Uninsurance Rises by 2 Million

The number of American adults without health insurance has increased by about 2 million so far this year.

AMA Urges Physicians to Update Online Information

AMA Urges Physicians to Update Online Information

The AMA is urging physicians to take advantage of the Internet and update their online information.

Emphasis on Patient Harm Increases Physician Support of Financial Penalties

Emphasis on Patient Harm Increases Physician Support of Financial Penalties

Physicians who receive information about patient harms are more likely to support financial penalties targeting inappropriate antibiotic prescribing.

 High-Deductible Health Plans Rising Among Employer-Sponsored Coverage

High-Deductible Health Plans Rising Among Employer-Sponsored Coverage

High-deductible health plans are becoming more common among US adult with employer-sponsored health insurance coverage.

Proposed Bill Repeals Ban on Construction of Physician-Owned Hospitals

Proposed Bill Repeals Ban on Construction of Physician-Owned Hospitals

A new bill introduced to the House of Representatives would repeal the law banning the construction of physician-owned hospitals.

Does Physician Age Contribute to Patient Outcomes?

Does Physician Age Contribute to Patient Outcomes?

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Patients have a higher 30-day mortality when treated by older physicians compared to patients treated by younger physicians.

 Medication Nonadherence May be Due to Side Effects in Chronic Disease

Medication Nonadherence May be Due to Side Effects in Chronic Disease

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Data cited unpleasant side effects as the only statistically significant factor that influenced medication nonadherence in patients with chronic diseases.

Teaching vs Non-Teaching Hospitals: Mortality Rates Compared

Teaching vs Non-Teaching Hospitals: Mortality Rates Compared

Major teaching hospital status was associated with lower mortality rates for common conditions compared with non-teaching hospitals among hospitalizations for US Medicare beneficiaries.

Nearly 23 Million People Could Lose Insurance Under the AHCA

Nearly 23 Million People Could Lose Insurance Under the AHCA

The American health Care Act will lead 23 million Americans to lose their health insurance coverage.

Addressing Challenges of Medical Liability Reform

Addressing Challenges of Medical Liability Reform

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Medical liability remains a troubling issue today, placing a burden on patients and a financial burden of medical practitioners and insurance providers.

Substantial Proportion of US Physicians Receive Payments From Industry

Substantial Proportion of US Physicians Receive Payments From Industry

Half of United States doctors received payments from pharmaceutical and medical device industries in 2015.

Online Health Information Lowers Parental Trust in Doctors' Diagnosis

Online Health Information Lowers Parental Trust in Doctors' Diagnosis

Online health information can change a parent's views on advice given from a pediatrician.

Addressing Medical Malpractice Reform: Is Now the Right Time?

Addressing Medical Malpractice Reform: Is Now the Right Time?

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An interview with medical malpractice expert, Michelle Mello, JD, PhD.

Medical Curbside Consultations: What Are the Legal Risks?

Medical Curbside Consultations: What Are the Legal Risks?

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Elisabeth Aron, MD, MPH, takes a look at the legal risks of providing medical curbside consultations.

TV Ads During ACA Enrollment Period Increased Insurance Coverage

TV Ads During ACA Enrollment Period Increased Insurance Coverage

A decline of uninsurance rates occurred with the increase of insurance advertisements during the first Affordable Care Act enrollment period.

No Significant Increases in State Spending Due to ACA Medicaid Expansion

No Significant Increases in State Spending Due to ACA Medicaid Expansion

No significant increases in spending from state funds as a result of the expansion, nor any significant reductions in spending on education or other programs.

What Behaviors of ICU Attending Physicians Do Residents Value?

What Behaviors of ICU Attending Physicians Do Residents Value?

Behaviors, such as expression of empathy, explanation of clinical reasoning, and qualities of professionalism, were commonly seen in esteemed teaching attending physicians.

Helping Patients Make the Transition From Pediatric to Adult Care

Helping Patients Make the Transition From Pediatric to Adult Care

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Using available transition tools, preparing and empowering patients and families to actively participate in their care early, and maintaining good health are the first steps to ensuring good transitions.

Physicians Spend Equal Hours on Computer Work as Meeting With Patients

Physicians Spend Equal Hours on Computer Work as Meeting With Patients

Physicians devoted 3.08 hours a day to face-to-face office visits (average 15 minutes each) and 3.17 hours to desktop medicine, according to study.

Health Literacy Tools Help Promote Shared Decision Making

Health Literacy Tools Help Promote Shared Decision Making

Use of the health literacy tool kit created by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality promotes patient-clinician communication and shared decision making.

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