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Talking Politics With Patients

Talking Politics With Patients

Sooner or later, everyone in the healthcare field will have to think about how to approach a politically divisive conversation with a patient.

First Opioid Lawsuit Targeting Pharmacy Benefit Managers

First Opioid Lawsuit Targeting Pharmacy Benefit Managers

A south Texas county included the 3 largest pharmacy benefit managers in a nationwide lawsuit focused on the opioid epidemic

Most Practices Don't Offer Flexibility for Uninsured

Most Practices Don't Offer Flexibility for Uninsured

Approximately 80% of uninsured callers received appointments, provided they can pay the full cash amount.

Recent Years Saw Increase in Burden of Prior Authorization

Recent Years Saw Increase in Burden of Prior Authorization

Eighty-six percent of physicians reported that prior authorization burdens increased over the past 5 years.

Improved Care Efficiency Requires a More Manageable System

Improved Care Efficiency Requires a More Manageable System

As technologic tools in clinical practice becomes more standard, it is easy for physicians to become burdened.

Does Immunity from Medical Malpractice Lead to Improved Patient Care?

Does Immunity from Medical Malpractice Lead to Improved Patient Care?

Results showed that the average post-SI incidence rate of harmful events at JMH was 13% lower compared to the 2 pre-SI years on record.

Navigating the Waters of Medical Malpractice and Defensive Medicine

Navigating the Waters of Medical Malpractice and Defensive Medicine

Malpractice liability reform would best be analyzed on a specialty-by-specialty basis.

Department of Health and Human Services Resource Improves Patient Health Information Access

Department of Health and Human Services Resource Improves Patient Health Information Access

The new HSS Resource encourages patients to request — and use — their health record information.

Linguistic Barriers Continue to Create Care Concerns, Affect Patient Outcomes

Linguistic Barriers Continue to Create Care Concerns, Affect Patient Outcomes

Language education and assistance services can increase 2-way communication between physicians and non-native English speaking patients.

Physicians Engage Little to Coordinate Medicare Home Health Care

Physicians Engage Little to Coordinate Medicare Home Health Care

Forty-seven percent of survey respondents reported spending less than 1 minute reviewing CMS-485.

Transactional Roles vs Personalized Care: Is a Shift Needed to Improve Patient Care?

Transactional Roles vs Personalized Care: Is a Shift Needed to Improve Patient Care?

Tasks like data gathering and entry can take away from the time physicians spend on patient care.

Clinicians With Alzheimer Disease: Reframing Perceptions

Clinicians With Alzheimer Disease: Reframing Perceptions

Approximately 4600 actively licensed physicians in the US are practicing with Alzheimer disease.

Hospital Readmission Rates Among Medicare Patients Assessed

Hospital Readmission Rates Among Medicare Patients Assessed

Current reported measures of 30-day hospital readmissions may not be adequate surrogates for overall hospital quality.

Prior Authorizations and Clinical Outcomes: Repercussions for Patient Health

Prior Authorizations and Clinical Outcomes: Repercussions for Patient Health

Physicians report an increase in the burden of prior authorization over the last 5 years.

What the CVS-Aetna Merger Means for the Future of Health Care

What the CVS-Aetna Merger Means for the Future of Health Care

The proposed CVS-Aetna merger is a $70 billion deal that may shape the future of health care for years to come.

Complex Issues Surround the Migration of International Medical Graduates to High-Income Countries

Complex Issues Surround the Migration of International Medical Graduates to High-Income Countries

International medical graduates are a key resource for both the United States and their home country.

With Uber Health Launch, Ride-Sharing Service Sets Its Sights on Office Visits

With Uber Health Launch, Ride-Sharing Service Sets Its Sights on Office Visits

Uber Health hopes to reduce the frequency of — and revenue loss ¬associated with — missed physician appointments.

Study Estimates Time Spent on Billing, Processing Tasks in Health Care System

Study Estimates Time Spent on Billing, Processing Tasks in Health Care System

Knowledge about specific billing and insurance-related practices may help inform policy decisions.

A Clinician Weighs In: Discussing Sensitive Topics WIth Patients

A Clinician Weighs In: Discussing Sensitive Topics WIth Patients

Patients must feel that their physicians are empathetic and non-judgmental, particularly when discussing sensitive topics.

Do Ridesharing Services Reduce Missed Appointment Rates for Primary Care Patients?

Do Ridesharing Services Reduce Missed Appointment Rates for Primary Care Patients?

Patients received either complimentary transportation to appointments or care as usual.

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