Why cancer outcomes could depend on AI care coordination
As we move beyond COVID-19, the healthcare industry is just beginning to uncover the impact of delayed cancer screenings and care on oncology outcomes.
Under-insured patients: What physicians need to know
A discussion about what affect under-insured patients will have on health care.
New "Practice Management" column to debut in October
Practice management is an essential part of any practice. Our new column will explore essential topics including billing, coding, contract negotiation, telehealth management, financial wellness, and more.
Malpractice by the numbers
While physicians face many financial and legal risks, the elephant in the room is always your professional liability and the risk of a malpractice lawsuit. We start an in-depth look at the facts about these lawsuits including where they happen, who they happen to, and what they cost.
Know your options for student loan repayment
The student loan space can be an oftentimes daunting and unnecessarily complex space.
Sexual orientation and provider-patient communication
The interaction of sexual orientation and provider-patient communication on sexual and reproductive health (SHR) can be tricky to navigate, according to the results of a prospective study of a sample of U.S. women of diverse sexual orientations in the journal Patient Education and Counseling.
Moving Beyond Checking the Box
Attention and accountability are the 2 “A’s” that drive change. It’s true in medicine, business, even family. If it is not monitored, it is not regarded as important nor will change be affected.
Refocusing on finances a priority for practitioners
A survey found that the pandemic boosted physician burnout and woke many up to their financial precarity.
Reducing Health Care Costs and Utilization with Shared Decision-Making
Shared decision-making (SDM) and patient decision aids (PtDAs) can lower health care costs, lower utilization, and increase prevention-related care; however, these outcomes are not always guaranteed, according to the results of a recent study presented during the 2021 Pharmacy Quality Alliance Annual Meeting.
ACOG Committee Opinion No. 825 advocates trauma-informed model of care
New guidance from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists (ACOG) calls on ob/gyns to recognize the prevalence of trauma and its impact on patients and health care teams and outlines the importance of trauma-informed approaches to delivery of care.
Rarely a day goes by without a post, article, or email about physician burnout.
How to hire and retain clinical staff
In a recent survey, Medical Economics® asked their audience what challenges they see for 2021. Hiring and retaining medical staff landed among the top five issues.
Poll: Has telehealth become more prevalent in your practice?
Let us know.
Guide to effective virtual visits during COVID-19
As the pandemic forces health care to adapt, virtual Well Woman visits can be offered as a safe approach to timely care.
Physician burnout and self-care
During the pandemic, physician self-care and organizational efforts to protect physician wellbeing are vital to maintaining a healthy and able workforce, which in turn enables a strong response to the ongoing health crisis.
Medical malpractice claims, risk reduction tactics in obstetrics
In July 2019, a jury awarded $229.6 million in the largest medical malpractice verdict ever in the United States.
Virtual care coding guide
In the latest issue of Medical Economics, several coding experts give advice on maintaining compliance and collecting revenue for virtual services in the first part of this two-part coding guide.
Overcoming racism and unconscious bias in ob/gyn
Drs. Rogers and Nesbitt discuss what obstetricians and gynecologists can do to reduce racism and unconscious bias in their practice.
Ensuring racial justice and health equity in ob/gyn
“In the past 55 years since I became a physician, progress has been made but we still have so much more to do and a long way to go.”
Coding and documentation for practitioners
Although clinicians are getting used to incorporating telehealth into everyday practice, ensuring they get paid for these virtual visits is essential.
What can one doctor do to ensure their practice survives post-COVID?
Here are some practical steps you can take to secure your practice's future.
Introducing Dr. Millennial
Bridging the generational gap in the physician workforce.
Telehealth codes: What you should know
As telehealth becomes more and more prevalent in practices everywhere, there are many things practitioners need to know.
What the CARES Act means for medical student loans
In late March, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law.
Implicit bias: What can you do?
The current climate around race and implicit bias has forced us to take a step back and confront its presence in our day-to-day lives.
Best practices in the era of telemedicine
Telehealth was, at first, integrated as a short-term way to address problems brought on by COVID-19.
Medicaid and CHIP providers: How to access the Provider Relief Fund
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will distribute $15 billion to eligible Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) providers.
Learn how your practice can access federal relief funds: ACOG’s step-by-step guide
With the complex eligibility and application requirements, it can be difficult to find out exactly how your practice can access the HHS federal relief funds.
Managing paperwork and patient care with virtual scribes
With virtual scribes, your practice could reduce physician workload and increase revenue. Read more for details from Medical Economics’ insightful article.
Do physician gender and race affect patient confidence?
A randomized trial involving a simulated clinical encounter suggests that physician gender and race may not significantly affect patient satisfaction with or confidence in physicians.
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