Gynecologists are more successful with instant claims adjudication than any other group of specialists, with 89% of gynecology claims resolved in less than 10 seconds
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced plans to award $598 million in grants to open as many as 70 regional offices next year to help practices adopt electronic health record systems.
Nearly half of physicians believe that various off-label uses of prescription drugs are approved by the Food and Drug Administration, according to a national survey.
Patients are going to have direct-to-consumer genetic tests done, regardless of our position on the subject. At the very least, we can offer them sound advice on the matter.
To Err Is Human challenged the medical community to cut in half within five years the "shocking" number of people who die from medical errors. Yet a decade later, the rate of medical error is actually increasing, according to federal analysts.
Choice of physicians and other health-care providers is sometimes influenced by quality data.
Massachusetts was the ideal setting to attempt universal coverage, but the influx of newly insured strained the system's ability to provide care and drove up costs. Dr. Lockwood offers his perspective on lessons to be learned from their mistakes.
Physicians have many questions for consulting firms related to effects of the recession.
As part of the economic stimulus package, the federal government is expected to spend more than $35 billion during the next decade on Medicare and Medicaid bonuses to physicians and hospitals that adopt certified electronic health records (EHRs), American Medical News (3/16/09) reported.
Patient safety was one of the most important topics at this year's Annual Clinical Meeting at ACOG.