An intense culture of performance and achievement, coupled with ever-growing expectations is causing distress — if not mental illness — in medical students.
Many inefficient rules are implemented by healthcare providers.
Physician assistants are using their flexibility to make career changes and meet changing healthcare needs.
A healthcare provider's recommendation is the strongest factor in influencing an elderly person's decision to become vaccinated.
The medical establishment needs to take responsibility for the rate of overdiagnoses resulting from screening practices that are sometimes unnecessary.
A host of factors affect a practice's revenue cycle, but none more important perhaps than the adjusted collection rate.
Physicians in primary care and in medical and surgical subspecialties find that physician assistants are prepared to actively participate in clinical activities.
All members of the medical community need to take responsibility for increasing diversity at institutions.
Many patients cannot identify the intended meaning of United States Pharmacopeia pictograms.
Members of the House of Delegates have unanimously approved Optimal Team Practice at the American Academy of Physician Assistants 2017 conference.
When it comes to charting our outpatient medical records, I have certainly seen the full-spectrum over the last 25 years.
The transition process can be challenging for patients and families and can require a great deal of pre-planning by providers.
Opinion: a primary care physician sees the peril of pharmacy-owned clinics.
Research shows benefit with bills, but also more problems with patients getting appointments.
The American College of Rheumatology holds mixed opinions on the proposed American Health Care Act.
The researchers found that 28.5% of the 2263 physicians who completed surveys reported experiencing some degree of burnout.
Patient evaluations performed through teleconferencing may lack the accuracy of an in-person physical exam.
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.
There were greater reductions in readmission rates at penalized hospitals compared with those at non-penalized hospitals.
Providers are still not performing some of the most basic tasks required by the law.
Low back and neck pain were among the top medical conditions associated with high personal spending.
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.
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.
If a registrant fails to complete the renewal process by the expiration date, the registrant will have to apply for a new DEA registration.
Katherine A. Roberts, MD, FACE, ECNU, discusses her experience with opting out of Medicare and offers advice to those considering doing the same.
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"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."
Researchers hypothesize that communicating opioid addiction risks to patients using real-life narratives could be effective and low-cost.
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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