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Many Non-Emergency Medicine Trained Physicians in ER Care

Many Non-Emergency Medicine Trained Physicians in ER Care

The emergency medicine workforce comprises many non-emergency medicine trained physicians.

The Harmful Application of HIPAA: How to Protect Privacy and Patient Care

The Harmful Application of HIPAA: How to Protect Privacy and Patient Care

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Despite good intentions, HIPAA is shrouded in myth and misapplication that does more harm than good for both patients and physicians.

Hospital-Owned Practices Associated With Positive Workplace Perceptions Among Staff

Hospital-Owned Practices Associated With Positive Workplace Perceptions Among Staff

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Findings suggest that staff may be critical to building overall practice adaptive reserve and for providing the energy for continuing quality improvement.

Primary Care Physicians Often Not Meeting Needs of Seniors With Chronic Conditions

Primary Care Physicians Often Not Meeting Needs of Seniors With Chronic Conditions

Over 85% of primary care physicians feel unable to adequately address needs of patients with multiple chronic conditions.

Practice Management Can Improve Efficiency, Increase Reimbursement

Practice Management Can Improve Efficiency, Increase Reimbursement

Providers can take practical steps to improve practice efficiency and increase insurance reimbursement.

Patient Complaints Mainly About Rudeness, Rushing, Reproach

Patient Complaints Mainly About Rudeness, Rushing, Reproach

Complaints from patients were categorized into 3 groups: rudeness, rushing, and reproach.

New Legislation Threatens Litigative Capacity of Americans With Disabilities

New Legislation Threatens Litigative Capacity of Americans With Disabilities

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Title III of the ADA prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in "places of public accommodation," mandating that areas open to the public remain accessible to individuals with mobility impairments.

Hospitals Face $218 Billion in Federal Payment Cuts From 2010 to 2028

Hospitals Face $218 Billion in Federal Payment Cuts From 2010 to 2028

A study examined how 11 pieces of legislation, combined with regulatory changes by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, would affect cumulative federal payments to hospitals from 2010 through 2028.

Residents Exceeding Duty Hour Requirements Rarely Report Coercion

Residents Exceeding Duty Hour Requirements Rarely Report Coercion

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Although most hour flexibility was used voluntarily, resident programs should remain vigilant in preventing coercion from senior personnel.

Improving Patient Pharmaceutical Access Via Value-Based Pricing Benchmarks

Improving Patient Pharmaceutical Access Via Value-Based Pricing Benchmarks

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The costs of specialty drugs have rapidly increased in recent years despite few increases in commensurate efficacy.

CDC, APhA Create Guide for Community-Clinical Linkages

CDC, APhA Create Guide for Community-Clinical Linkages

The CDC/APhA guide details 2 collaborative care models designed to improve patient care.

Addressing the Gender Wage Gap in Cardiology

Addressing the Gender Wage Gap in Cardiology

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A woman will begin earning an average of $21,900 less in gross income compared with a man during the first year of employment.

Vertical Mergers Could Be Challenging for Primary Care

Vertical Mergers Could Be Challenging for Primary Care

Health care mergers are not new, with recent decades witnessing independent practices being absorbed by multi-group practices.

Coverage Policies Compared for Back Pain Medications

Coverage Policies Compared for Back Pain Medications

Access to opioid alternatives can be expanded through coverage and reimbursement policies.

More Cash-Pay Patients Means Physicians Need Billing Strategies

More Cash-Pay Patients Means Physicians Need Billing Strategies

Physicians should have a comprehensive policy in place for cash-pay patients.

How Is Attending Physician Supervision Linked to Resident, Intern Medical Error Rate?

How Is Attending Physician Supervision Linked to Resident, Intern Medical Error Rate?

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Researchers recommended that residency programs reconsider the balance of patient safety, learning needs, and resident autonomy.

CDC: Office-Based Physician Visit Rates Vary by Patient Age, Sex

CDC: Office-Based Physician Visit Rates Vary by Patient Age, Sex

Physician visiting rates deal with many more characteristics than assumed.

Primary Care Physicians Report Top Administrative Hassles

Primary Care Physicians Report Top Administrative Hassles

Primary care physicians report experiencing difficulty with obtaining and following up on specialty care for patients.

Led by AG Sessions, DOJ Declines to Defend ACA Against Federal Lawsuit

Led by AG Sessions, DOJ Declines to Defend ACA Against Federal Lawsuit

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California Attorney General Xavier Becerra pledged to lead the fight to protect the Affordable Care Act.

Growth in Healthcare Employment Has Led to Rise in Healthcare Costs

Growth in Healthcare Employment Has Led to Rise in Healthcare Costs

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In an era in which technology constantly evolves and becomes smarter by the day, it's not surprising that healthcare costs continue to climb.

President Rejects VA Mission Act, Despite Signing Bill Into Law

President Rejects VA Mission Act, Despite Signing Bill Into Law

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Despite adding his signature to the VA Mission Act, President Donald Trump is now fighting a bipartisan plan to fund the much-needed expansion to veterans' health care.

Does Maintenance of Certification Status Affect Patient Care?

Does Maintenance of Certification Status Affect Patient Care?

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Researchers used administrative data to compare effectiveness measures in physicians who either did or did not maintain certification in the 20 years following their initial certification.

Medicaid Expansion Ups Access to Rehab in Young Adults With Injury

Medicaid Expansion Ups Access to Rehab in Young Adults With Injury

Medicaid expansion correlated with an increase in Medicaid coverage and an increase in discharge to rehabilitation facilities.

CDC: Prevalence of No Insurance Varies by Occupational Groups

CDC: Prevalence of No Insurance Varies by Occupational Groups

The researchers observed a significant decrease in the prevalence of being uninsured among workers aged 18 to 64 years.

In Children's Health Care, Value-Based Payment Reform Needed to Lower Costs, Improve Care

In Children's Health Care, Value-Based Payment Reform Needed to Lower Costs, Improve Care

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Clinicians involved in children's health care can drive changes in payment models to improve the quality, cost-effectiveness, and the degree to which care is child-focused.

Health System Expansions Place Patients at Risk for Safety Concerns

Health System Expansions Place Patients at Risk for Safety Concerns

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System expansions in the current healthcare environment are making clear impacts on clinical care and patient safety.

Congress Approves Bill Expanding Private Care for VA Patients

Congress Approves Bill Expanding Private Care for VA Patients

The bill was passed in the Senate on a 92 to 5 vote.

CDC: No Change in Level of Uninsured in United States in 2017

CDC: No Change in Level of Uninsured in United States in 2017

The uninsured rate in 2017 was similar to the uninsured rate in 2016.

Tips on Improving Communication With Older Patients

Tips on Improving Communication With Older Patients

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Communication with older patients can be complicated for several reasons.

Novel Purchasing Strategy Could Cut Medicaid Costs for Hepatitis C Prescriptions

Novel Purchasing Strategy Could Cut Medicaid Costs for Hepatitis C Prescriptions

A new purchasing strategy may dramatically increase access to drugs for HCV infection in the Medicaid program without increasing state and federal costs.

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