Policy

Direct Flat-Fee Primary Care May Address Needs of Uninsured

Direct Flat-Fee Primary Care May Address Needs of Uninsured

Patients are charged a monthly fee for basic, office-based medical care as well as telephone and after-hours physician access.

Effects of Medicare Opioid Formulary Coverage Restrictions for 2006 to 2015

Effects of Medicare Opioid Formulary Coverage Restrictions for 2006 to 2015

Medicare Part D formularies increasingly used quantity limits and prior authorization to restrict daily allowable prescribed dosing of opioids.

Approaching Marijuana Use Counseling in States With Legalization

Approaching Marijuana Use Counseling in States With Legalization

Physicians should provide counseling on the side effects of marijuana to adolescents.

ACP: Firearm Policy Needed in Wake of Las Vegas Shooting

ACP: Firearm Policy Needed in Wake of Las Vegas Shooting

By

The ACP calls for a policy to address gun violence in the wake of the mass shooting in Las Vegas.

Antimicrobial Policy Compliance Increases with Computer Order Entry System

Antimicrobial Policy Compliance Increases with Computer Order Entry System

After introduction of the CPOE system, improvements have been seen in surveillance, compliance and approvals.

Less Elective Early Deliveries After Oregon's Hard-Stop Policy Passes

Less Elective Early Deliveries After Oregon's Hard-Stop Policy Passes

There was a reduction in the rate of elective inductions before 39 weeks, as well as in elective early-term cesareans.

Variations in State Policies Identified Regarding Freestanding ERs Nationwide

Variations in State Policies Identified Regarding Freestanding ERs Nationwide

There exists no standard requirements for location, staffing patterns nor clinical capabilities for freestanding ERs between states.

Free E-Newsletter