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HIPAA Information Breaches May Cause Lawsuits

HIPAA Information Breaches May Cause Lawsuits

Providers can be sued for HIPAA violations related to breaches of protected health information.

Fewer Coding Associated with Gender Wage Gaps

Fewer Coding Associated with Gender Wage Gaps

A study suggests that female physicians use fewer codes than their male counterparts, resulting in a reimbursement gap.

Important Factors Identified Influencing Physician Recruitment

Important Factors Identified Influencing Physician Recruitment

Opportunities for compensation and improved life-work balance were the most important factors.

Updates to Physician Fee Schedule Proposed by CMS

Updates to Physician Fee Schedule Proposed by CMS

There were substantial improvements that were proposed for care coordination and planning for primary care physicians.

Financial Toxicity a Relevant Factor for Cancer Treatment Outcomes

Financial Toxicity a Relevant Factor for Cancer Treatment Outcomes

This study shows that health-related quality of life is correlated with financial toxicity in cancer patients.

Strategies for Reducing Risk of Medical Lawsuits

Strategies for Reducing Risk of Medical Lawsuits

These strategies include documenting everything, being transparent with patients and showing empathy.

Dermatologists Shown to Receive Significant Industry Payments from Pharmaceuticals

Dermatologists Shown to Receive Significant Industry Payments from Pharmaceuticals

Dermatologists receive variations in nature and amount of payments from pharmaceutical companies, with the top 1% receiving at least $93,622.

Physicians Being Offered Tax Incentives to Serve as Medical Student Preceptors

Physicians Being Offered Tax Incentives to Serve as Medical Student Preceptors

Tax incentives are being offered to physicians in Maryland, Colorado and Georgia to serve as preceptors to medical students.

Physician Spending on Health Information Technology Continues to Soar

Physician Spending on Health Information Technology Continues to Soar

Physician costs on health IT increased by 40% between 2009 and 2015 and are expected to continue increasing.

Hot Money-Saving Tips for Newly Minted MDs

Follow these money saving tips to help manage and save your money.

Financial Outlook for Most Primary Care Practices Actually Improving

Financial Outlook for Most Primary Care Practices Actually Improving

According to this article, there was an increase in the number of PCPs who reported that the financial state of their practices was better than a year ago.

Equal Pay for Equal Work: How To Address the Wage Gap Among Female Physicians

Equal Pay for Equal Work: How To Address the Wage Gap Among Female Physicians

This report discusses some things female physicians should be aware about when addressing the gap in income compared to their male colleagues.

Estimated Capitated Payment Breakeven Rate for a Mid-Sized Pediatric Practice

Estimated Capitated Payment Breakeven Rate for a Mid-Sized Pediatric Practice

A recent study has estimated the capitated payment breakeven rate for a mid-sized pediatric practice.

Female Physicians in the US Compensated Less Than Males

Female Physicians in the US Compensated Less Than Males

After Medicare reimbursement reviews, female specialists in the US are found to receive far less than males.

Health Care Job Search Tips

Health Care Job Search Tips

Looking for a new job as a health care professional? Here are some quick tips that may help.

Prohibitive Costs of Medical School and Incurred Debt

Prohibitive Costs of Medical School and Incurred Debt

Student debt is a concern in the US overall, with college costs increasing at a higher rate than inflation for decades now. The rate of tuition increase for medical schools has exceeded other areas of graduate education. Student loan indebtedness has risen right along with college costs, with the median debt at $170,000 for medical school graduates in 2012, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges. They report that nearly 90% of medical students graduate in debt.

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