Practice Management

Overemphasis on Performance and Achievement Hurting Medical Students

Overemphasis on Performance and Achievement Hurting Medical Students

An intense culture of performance and achievement, coupled with ever-growing expectations is causing distress — if not mental illness — in medical students.

What Should be Done About Healthcare Rules With Little Value?

What Should be Done About Healthcare Rules With Little Value?

Many inefficient rules are implemented by healthcare providers.

Job Flexibility May Influence Physician Assistant Career Change

Job Flexibility May Influence Physician Assistant Career Change

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Physician assistants are using their flexibility to make career changes and meet changing healthcare needs.

Factors Influencing Vaccination Rates Among the Elderly

Factors Influencing Vaccination Rates Among the Elderly

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A healthcare provider's recommendation is the strongest factor in influencing an elderly person's decision to become vaccinated.

Reducing Overdiagnosis With Multilevel Approach

Reducing Overdiagnosis With Multilevel Approach

The medical establishment needs to take responsibility for the rate of overdiagnoses resulting from screening practices that are sometimes unnecessary.

Medical Practices: How to Improve Your Collection Rates

Medical Practices: How to Improve Your Collection Rates

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A host of factors affect a practice's revenue cycle, but none more important perhaps than the adjusted collection rate.

Physicians Perceptions of PAs' Preparedness

Physicians Perceptions of PAs' Preparedness

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Physicians in primary care and in medical and surgical subspecialties find that physician assistants are prepared to actively participate in clinical activities.

On The Need for the Medical Community to Spearhead Diversity

On The Need for the Medical Community to Spearhead Diversity

All members of the medical community need to take responsibility for increasing diversity at institutions.

Patient Understanding of Prescription Drug Pictograms

Patient Understanding of Prescription Drug Pictograms

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Many patients cannot identify the intended meaning of United States Pharmacopeia pictograms.

Optimal Team Practice Policy for Physician Assistants

Optimal Team Practice Policy for Physician Assistants

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Members of the House of Delegates have unanimously approved Optimal Team Practice at the American Academy of Physician Assistants 2017 conference.

Technological Advances That Improve Daily Clinical Practice

Technological Advances That Improve Daily Clinical Practice

When it comes to charting our outpatient medical records, I have certainly seen the full-spectrum over the last 25 years.

Q&A: Transitioning Pediatric Patients to Adult Care

Q&A: Transitioning Pediatric Patients to Adult Care

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The transition process can be challenging for patients and families and can require a great deal of pre-planning by providers.

Sometimes Medical Care Requires More Than a Minute

Sometimes Medical Care Requires More Than a Minute

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Opinion: a primary care physician sees the peril of pharmacy-owned clinics.

ACA's Medicaid Expansion May Increase Difficulty to Receiving Timely Care

ACA's Medicaid Expansion May Increase Difficulty to Receiving Timely Care

Research shows benefit with bills, but also more problems with patients getting appointments.

Proposed AHCA: American College of Rheumatology Expresses Concerns

Proposed AHCA: American College of Rheumatology Expresses Concerns

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The American College of Rheumatology holds mixed opinions on the proposed American Health Care Act.

Burnout Eroding Physicians' Sense of Calling

Burnout Eroding Physicians' Sense of Calling

The researchers found that 28.5% of the 2263 physicians who completed surveys reported experiencing some degree of burnout.

Is Telecommunicating With Patients Worth It?

Is Telecommunicating With Patients Worth It?

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Patient evaluations performed through teleconferencing may lack the accuracy of an in-person physical exam.

Resources for Managing Patients With Chronic Pain

Resources for Managing Patients With Chronic Pain

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Clinical Pain Advisor interviewed Penney Cowan, founder and chief executive officer of the ACPA to learn more about the importance of the ACPA's resource for HCPs.

Hospitals See Greater Drop in Readmissions With ACA Program Penalties

Hospitals See Greater Drop in Readmissions With ACA Program Penalties

There were greater reductions in readmission rates at penalized hospitals compared with those at non-penalized hospitals.

HIPAA Audits Expose Providers' Weaknesses

HIPAA Audits Expose Providers' Weaknesses

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Providers are still not performing some of the most basic tasks required by the law.

Personal Health Care Spending On the Rise

Personal Health Care Spending On the Rise

Low back and neck pain were among the top medical conditions associated with high personal spending.

Artificial Intelligence in Medicine: Where We Are and Where We're Going

Artificial Intelligence in Medicine: Where We Are and Where We're Going

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From tracking growth to scanning X-rays to reviewing pathology slides, to estimating gestational age from an ultrasound to interpreting whole genome sequences for variants with clinical impact, AIM is going to change the value proposition of clinicians.

How Will the Trump Administration Affect the ACA?

How Will the Trump Administration Affect the ACA?

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The ACA is likely to be partially or fully repealed, though it is uncertain how physician practices and the benefits of the 20 million newly-insured will be affected.

DEA Registration Renewal Process Changes May Increase Administrative Burden

DEA Registration Renewal Process Changes May Increase Administrative Burden

If a registrant fails to complete the renewal process by the expiration date, the registrant will have to apply for a new DEA registration.

Opting Out of Medicare: What You Should Know

Opting Out of Medicare: What You Should Know

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Katherine A. Roberts, MD, FACE, ECNU, discusses her experience with opting out of Medicare and offers advice to those considering doing the same.

A Toolkit for Chronic Pain

A Toolkit for Chronic Pain

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To take action, find resources specific to your specialty, or learn about events, consult this tool kit.

The Pros and Cons of the Chronic Care Management Program

The Pros and Cons of the Chronic Care Management Program

"To write the program off saying it is too complicated or not worth it may be short-sighted," Dr Shapiro concluded. "Almost anything that is incrementally beneficial to the practice financially becomes important in an era where there is pressure on declining reimbursement."

Study to Test Ways To Discuss Opioid Risks With ER Patients

Study to Test Ways To Discuss Opioid Risks With ER Patients

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Researchers hypothesize that communicating opioid addiction risks to patients using real-life narratives could be effective and low-cost.

Removing Pain Questions From Patient Experience of Care Surveys

Removing Pain Questions From Patient Experience of Care Surveys

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Pain management questions from patient satisfaction surveys have been used to influence Medicare reimbursement rates and have resulted in unintended consequences in light of the nation's opioid epidemic.

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