Practice Management

Guidance on Preventing Medical Billing Errors

Guidance on Preventing Medical Billing Errors

Up to 80% of all medical bills contain mistakes, which can results in not just financial risk, but patient harm.

High Rate of Errors in Handwritten Opioid Prescriptions

High Rate of Errors in Handwritten Opioid Prescriptions

Errors are common in opioid medication prescriptions, and most often happen in handwritten prescriptions.

How to Approach Your Patients on Vaping and Smoking Cessation

How to Approach Your Patients on Vaping and Smoking Cessation

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A physician's insights on the growing vape market and whether or not vaping is a better option for smoking cessation.

Electronic Communication With Patients: Tips

Electronic Communication With Patients: Tips

Physicians should take care and act prudently when conveying electronic messages to patients, always keeping sensitivity at the forefront.

A Doctor Reflects on His Past Medical Mission Trips

A Doctor Reflects on His Past Medical Mission Trips

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A physician reflects on his past medical missions to Haiti and shares what he could have done differently to make it a more satisfactory trip for him and his patients.

The Relationships Between Industry Payments and Physicians

The Relationships Between Industry Payments and Physicians

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When it comes to receiving payments from pharmaceutical companies, it's not always the size of the payment that matters.

Organizing Knowledge, Dealing With Unknowns in Medicine

Organizing Knowledge, Dealing With Unknowns in Medicine

Unknown unknowns continue to surround us, unseen and unaccounted for, right up until the moment 1 of our patients gets hurt.

UK Physicians Sending Confidential Scans via Apps

UK Physicians Sending Confidential Scans via Apps

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Doctors are now sharing confidential patient scans via Snapchat and The National Health Service has forced them to find other sources for sending and receiving scans.

Maintenance of Certification Program Does Not Result in Performance Improvement

Maintenance of Certification Program Does Not Result in Performance Improvement

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The Maintenance of Certification program has conflicting data supporting whether their program results in performance improvements.

Accountable Care Organization Cost Savings Calculation

Accountable Care Organization Cost Savings Calculation

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Healthcare is shifting to a value-based system that evaluates outcomes and cost, promising to provide a sustainable healthcare cost reform.

Impaired DNA Repair in Night Shift Workers

Impaired DNA Repair in Night Shift Workers

Capacity to repair everyday damage to cell DNA could be impaired in people who work the night shift.

Dos and Don'ts of Online Profiles for Medical Professionals

Dos and Don'ts of Online Profiles for Medical Professionals

Physicians should keep their online profiles clear, consistent, and factually accurate to take full advantage of reaching patients.

A Story of Bias and Prejudice in Medicine Highlighted by #WhatADoctorLooksLike

A Story of Bias and Prejudice in Medicine Highlighted by #WhatADoctorLooksLike

Inherent biases cannot be completely eliminated as they are historic trends that continue to prevail.

Primary Care Demand Projected to Increase by 2023

Primary Care Demand Projected to Increase by 2023

The demand for primary care physicians is projected to increase 18.0% between 2013 and 2023.

Telemedicine Sufficient for Headache Consult

Telemedicine Sufficient for Headache Consult

Telemedicine offers a convenient alternative for nonacute headache patients.

Leveraging Technology in Clinical Practice

Leveraging Technology in Clinical Practice

An example of a simple use of technology that not only averted the inconvenience and discomfort for the child of a trip to the ER, but also avoided exposing him to additional illnesses and avoided exposing others to what he had.

Smartphones: Physicians' Best Ally?

Smartphones: Physicians' Best Ally?

The smartphone was made for doctors, and there aren't enough hours in the day to sing its praises.

A Surgical Intern's Take on Primary Care

A Surgical Intern's Take on Primary Care

The very first thing you learn in surgical residency is that you are not a primary care physician.

Which Doctor Are You? The Hedgehog or the Fox?

Which Doctor Are You? The Hedgehog or the Fox?

Some patients want the doctor with the most knowledge about their diagnosis and they could care less if he plays well with others.

High Rates of Patient Dismissal in Primary Care Practices

High Rates of Patient Dismissal in Primary Care Practices

The majority of medical practices have dismissed patients.

Nurse Practitioners Increasingly Choosing Primary Care

Nurse Practitioners Increasingly Choosing Primary Care

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Nurse practitioners are choosing primary care at a higher rate than physicians and physician assistants.

Former Pharma Reps Recruited by Health Insurers to Cut Costs

Former Pharma Reps Recruited by Health Insurers to Cut Costs

Health insurers are recruiting former pharmaceutical company representatives to educate doctors and help save money on prescription medications.

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.

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