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Physician Income Trends Are Flat or Declining

Physician Income Trends Are Flat or Declining

Physician career coaches have observed a downward trend for physicians' incomes.

Medicare Cuts May Cause the End of the Patient-Centered Medical Home

Medicare Cuts May Cause the End of the Patient-Centered Medical Home

Congressional cuts to Medicaid have made it increasingly difficult for patient-centered medical homes to operate.

Unnecessary Health Spending Tied to Low-Cost, High-Volume Health Services

Unnecessary Health Spending Tied to Low-Cost, High-Volume Health Services

Costs associated with low-cost, low-value health services nearly twice as high as high-cost services

Benefits Associated With Healthcare Systems Run by Clinicians

Benefits Associated With Healthcare Systems Run by Clinicians

In order assist physicians considering joining a physician-led integrated health system, a guide has been created.

Patient-Centered Communication: Every Doctor's Moral Imperative

Patient-Centered Communication: Every Doctor's Moral Imperative

One physician shares his insights on how repeated active discussions with patients about distress, treatment options, and goals can both reduce costs and help to identify when aggressive treatment is no longer appropriate.

Differences in Adverse Event Rates Found After Generic Commercialization of 3 Drugs

Differences in Adverse Event Rates Found After Generic Commercialization of 3 Drugs

Immediate or delayed differences in adverse event rates were seen after generic commercialization of 3 antihypertensive drugs.

Proactive Compensation Resolution Programs Do Not Increase Hospital Liability Costs

Proactive Compensation Resolution Programs Do Not Increase Hospital Liability Costs

A communication-and-resolution program, in which hospitals and liability insurers communication with patients when adverse events occur, does not lead to higher liability costs.

How to Prepare Your Medical Practice for MACRA

How to Prepare Your Medical Practice for MACRA

One area to that requires particular attention is investments physicians need to make in their staff.

FDA Drug Market Exclusivity Periods: Time for a Change?

FDA Drug Market Exclusivity Periods: Time for a Change?

Monopoly periods for brand-name prescription drug markets are usually defined by patents and regulatory exclusivity earned at the time of FDA approval.

Medical Practice Embezzlement Warning Signs

Medical Practice Embezzlement Warning Signs

Embezzlement is widespread among medical practices, and knowing the warning signs is helpful for preventing it.

Can SNAP Participation Be Used to Decrease Healthcare Spending?

Can SNAP Participation Be Used to Decrease Healthcare Spending?

For low-income adults, participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is associated with a reduction in health care expenditures.

Insurers Can Reduce Provider Prices in Highly Concentrated Provider Markets

Insurers Can Reduce Provider Prices in Highly Concentrated Provider Markets

In highly concentrated markets, hospital admission, cardiologist, radiologist, and oncologist visit prices were lower.

Are Mental Health Patients Worse Off in ACA Marketplace?

Are Mental Health Patients Worse Off in ACA Marketplace?

Networks in mental health are generally narrower than in primary care, with plan networks including 11.3% of mental healthy providers practicing in a given state-level market.

Significant Financial Conflicts of Interest With MD Tweets Mentioning Drugs

Significant Financial Conflicts of Interest With MD Tweets Mentioning Drugs

Most physicians on Twitter with a financial conflict of interest and frequent tweets mention specific drugs for which they have a conflict with.

Do Standard Medical Financial Disclosure Forms Reveal Enough?

Do Standard Medical Financial Disclosure Forms Reveal Enough?

FCOI disclosure forms tailored to the content of the clinical practice guidelines with narrow, detailed questions, provided more complete FCOI declarations.

Rising Number of Medical Students Graduating Debt-Free: What Does It Mean?

Rising Number of Medical Students Graduating Debt-Free: What Does It Mean?

An increasing number of specialty-specific graduates have no debt and accept less scholarship funding, suggesting there is a high concentration of wealthy medical students.

Financial Incentives Associated With ACO Participation and Meaningful Use

Financial Incentives Associated With ACO Participation and Meaningful Use

Prior exposure to financial incentives and public reporting is significantly associated with physician participation in Medicare Accountable Care Organization programs

Boost Your Income by Negotiating Payer Contracts

Boost Your Income by Negotiating Payer Contracts

Familiarity with current contracts and knowing how to negotiate better ones can be crucial to boosting your income.

Where to Cut Costs to Increase Boost Bottom Line

Where to Cut Costs to Increase Boost Bottom Line

Better inventory control, group purchasing, and used medical equipment are all ways to cut down medical office costs.

Board Certification Exams: Worth the Expense?

Board Certification Exams: Worth the Expense?

Certification exams fees contributed to approximately 87.7% of the revenue and 21.3% of the expenses of ABMS member boards.

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