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Emphasis on Patient Harms Increases Support for Financial Penalties

Emphasis on Patient Harms Increases Support for Financial Penalties

Penalties were supported by 41% of physician recipients of clinical vignette describing harms to patient.

Physicians' Treatment Choices Often Influenced by Industry Perks

Physicians' Treatment Choices Often Influenced by Industry Perks

Even relatively small payments appear to make a difference, researchers say.

For Financial Conflicts of Interest, Size Is Not All That Matters

For Financial Conflicts of Interest, Size Is Not All That Matters

"It seems plausible that very large payments warrant greater concern about conflict of interest causing bias and undue influence."

Significant Amount of ER Physicians Unaware of Treatment Costs

Significant Amount of ER Physicians Unaware of Treatment Costs

Education concerning cost could improve efficiency and decrease costs, researchers say.

New Tips Available for Physicians Planning for Retirement

New Tips Available for Physicians Planning for Retirement

Strategies to save for retirement should be adapted through different stages of a physicians' careers.

Make Your Medical Practice Thrive By Improving Your Collection Rates

Make Your Medical Practice Thrive By Improving Your Collection Rates

Medical groups may need to address such issues as claims denials and failure to obtain prior authorization.

Alternative Primary Care-Based Payment Proposal Submitted by AAFP

Alternative Primary Care-Based Payment Proposal Submitted by AAFP

The alternative model includes global payments, fee-for-service, and incentive pay.

New Resources Available For Physicians to Help With Payment System

New Resources Available For Physicians to Help With Payment System

Three new resources help physicians that are already participating and who are considering a Merit-based Incentive Payment System.

Half of US Physicians Receive Monetary Gifts From Industry

Half of US Physicians Receive Monetary Gifts From Industry

Market share for brand-name drugs were down at hospitals with sales restrictions.

Medical Liability Reform Challenges in Dynamic Healthcare Environment

Medical Liability Reform Challenges in Dynamic Healthcare Environment

A new bill aimed specifically at limiting medical liability was passed by Congress on March 1, 2017.

HIPAA Fines May Be Accompanied by Corrective Action Plans for Health Care Providers

HIPAA Fines May Be Accompanied by Corrective Action Plans for Health Care Providers

In serious breach cases, the HHS Office for Civil Rights may impose CAPs to prevent breaches from recurring.

Q&A: Health Law Expert Discuss Today's Medical Malpractice

Q&A: Health Law Expert Discuss Today's Medical Malpractice

An interview with medical malpractice expert, Michelle Mello, JD, PhD.

MACRA Alters Government Approach to Physician Payments

MACRA Alters Government Approach to Physician Payments

This new approach pays providers based on quality, value, and results delivered, but questions still remain.

Policy Denying Payment Lowers Rate of Early Elective Deliveries

Policy Denying Payment Lowers Rate of Early Elective Deliveries

Implementation of policy by Texas Medicaid has led to a reduction in early delivery rates by up to 14%.

Spending Patterns in Training Impact Future Physician Practice

Spending Patterns in Training Impact Future Physician Practice

There was a significant annual, per-beneficiary spending difference for physicians trained in high- and low-cost HSAs.

Paid Malpractice Claims Reduced by Half From 1992 to 2014

Paid Malpractice Claims Reduced by Half From 1992 to 2014

There was an increase in mean compensation amounts and percentage of paid claims exceeding $1 million.

Orthopaedic Surgery Residents Lack Financial Know-How Despite Huge Debt

Orthopaedic Surgery Residents Lack Financial Know-How Despite Huge Debt

Overall, 71.8% of residents rated their financial literacy at or below average.

Maximizing Clinical Practice Revenue with Reimbursement Cuts

Maximizing Clinical Practice Revenue with Reimbursement Cuts

An expert Q&A with Valora Gurganious, MBA, CHBC, on how physicians can maximize revenue and stay ahead of payors' attempts to cut reimbursement.

Private Practices With More High-Needs Patients Spend Less

Private Practices With More High-Needs Patients Spend Less

Small practices with one or two physicians have lower overall spending than large practices.

Strategies for Addressing Uncompensated Time for Physicians

Strategies for Addressing Uncompensated Time for Physicians

Strategies include limiting tasks to those that require medical license and streamlining portal messages.

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