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Steps Can Be Taken by Physicians to Minimize Risk of Lawsuits

Steps Can Be Taken by Physicians to Minimize Risk of Lawsuits

In order to reduce the risks of lawsuits, practices should be mindful of legal obligations and show genuine concern for patients and staff.

Insurers May Be Underpaying Physicians

Insurers May Be Underpaying Physicians

There are not exact numbers as to how often or by how much insurance companies underpay, but experts say it occurs frequently enough that doctors should constantly monitor their reimbursements against each payer's contract.

Reproductive Recourse: Why Are Reproductive Malpractice Claims So Challenging?

Reproductive Recourse: Why Are Reproductive Malpractice Claims So Challenging?

A new generation of DNA tests that analyze fetal DNA are seen as a safe and reliable godsend for expectant mothers because, according to the manufacturers, they achieve "near-perfect" accuracy.

Physicians and Practices Should Prepare for Emergencies

Physicians and Practices Should Prepare for Emergencies

Physicians are not as prepared to handle emergencies as they should or could be.

Gender-Based Salary Inequalities Pervasive in Internal Medicine

Gender-Based Salary Inequalities Pervasive in Internal Medicine

Gender-based salary differences were the same regardless of whether or not the respondent was a parent.

Accountable Care Organization Growth Associated With Reduced Physician Work Hours and Self-Employment

Accountable Care Organization Growth Associated With Reduced Physician Work Hours and Self-Employment

Well-performing ACOs make more efficient use of physician time by shifting tasks to other hospital team members.

New Short-Term Health Plans Have Large Coverage Gaps

New Short-Term Health Plans Have Large Coverage Gaps

Short-term health plans are meant to be a low-cost alternative to Obama-era plans with high premiums, but they don't have to cover existing medical conditions and they provide limited benefits.

Three Financial Metrics Can Improve Practice Performance

Three Financial Metrics Can Improve Practice Performance

By understanding three indices and metrics, physicians can change the financial outcome of their medical practice.

More Healthcare Professionals Choose Employment With Organizations Over Self-Employment

More Healthcare Professionals Choose Employment With Organizations Over Self-Employment

In recent years, more healthcare professionals are choosing to work for organizations rather than starting their own practice.

Strategies for Increasing Physician-Scientist Recruitment to Research Careers

Strategies for Increasing Physician-Scientist Recruitment to Research Careers

From 2003 to 2015, funding for the National Institutes of Health declined by 22% due to a nationwide decrease in biomedical research support.

Embezzlement Not Uncommon in Medical Practices

Embezzlement Not Uncommon in Medical Practices

Embezzlement occurs frequently in medical practices and steps should be taken to prevent it.

Physician Burnout Tied to Higher Risk for Medical Errors

Physician Burnout Tied to Higher Risk for Medical Errors

Physician burnout, fatigue, and work-unit safety grades are independently associated with medical errors.

Avoiding Negligence and Malpractice While On Call: Guidelines for Physicians

Avoiding Negligence and Malpractice While On Call: Guidelines for Physicians

Untimely responses to messages by on-call physicians may make physicians liable for patient death or injury.

Hospitals Participating in 340B Program Offer More Low-Profit Services, Uncompensated Care

Hospitals Participating in 340B Program Offer More Low-Profit Services, Uncompensated Care

The 340B Drug Pricing Program was designed to improve revenue generation among hospitals by allowing participating centers to purchase specific outpatient drugs at a wholesale discount.

Multiple Strategies Help Practices Manage Staff Time Off

Multiple Strategies Help Practices Manage Staff Time Off

Several strategies can be implemented to help address management of staff time off, allowing mutual respect for the employee and employer requests.

Same-Day Appointment System Implemented in Health Network

Same-Day Appointment System Implemented in Health Network

Lessons learned included committing to constant evolution to match the changing needs of the customers.

Patient Experience Officers Can Play Key Role in Medical Offices

Patient Experience Officers Can Play Key Role in Medical Offices

Focusing on the patient experience can produce great results for a health care practice.

The Harmful Application of HIPAA: How to Protect Privacy and Patient Care

The Harmful Application of HIPAA: How to Protect Privacy and Patient Care

Despite good intentions, HIPAA is shrouded in myth and misapplication that does more harm than good for both patients and physicians.

Many Non-Emergency Medicine Trained Physicians in ER Care

Many Non-Emergency Medicine Trained Physicians in ER Care

The emergency medicine workforce comprises many non-emergency medicine trained physicians.

Hospital-Owned Practices Associated With Positive Workplace Perceptions Among Staff

Hospital-Owned Practices Associated With Positive Workplace Perceptions Among Staff

Findings suggest that staff may be critical to building overall practice adaptive reserve and for providing the energy for continuing quality improvement.

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