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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.

Health Care Setting Influences Treatment for Carotid Artery Stenosis

Health Care Setting Influences Treatment for Carotid Artery Stenosis

The likelihood of undergoing a procedural management increased for treatment in a fee-for-service system.

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.

Making Sense of Medical Student Loans

Making Sense of Medical Student Loans

The total balance of my loans and the number of loan accounts increased each semester to a point where I had trouble keeping track of them.

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.

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