The DEA has issued a warning concerning an extortion scam involving calls from someone purporting to be a DEA agent attempting to extort money.
For surgical and nonsurgical specialists, sex differences in income vary with the proportion of male physicians in a practice.
Beginning January 1, 2021, a federal law called the Every Prescription Conveyed Securely Act takes effect requiring that prescriptions for controlled substances covered under Medicare be prescribed electronically.
COVID-19 continues to cause financial peril for US hospitals.
Putting information in the cloud can be a good move for a physician’s practice — but only if done well.
Family medicine residency graduates continue to practice in the field after residency.
COVID-19 has brought unprecedented stress to society at large and perhaps most of all to frontline healthcare teams in a variety of settings. We spoke to an expert about teamwork during such trying times.
A survey presented during ASCO20 found that patients who considered themselves adequately informed felt “in control” most days.
Primary care practices are estimated to lose more than $67,000 in gross revenue per full-time physician over the course of 2020 due to COVID-19.
Finding ways to increase patient volume and cut costs can improve practices’ bottom lines.
Regardless of the challenges a smaller group might have, a risk assessment is a baseline for any HIPAA program. The cost of this assessment is considerably less than a HIPAA fine.
The FDA has revoked the emergency use authorization for chloroquine phosphate and hydroxychloroquine sulfate based on emerging data suggesting that these agents are unlikely to be effective against COVID-19.
Experiences during the COVID-19 crisis could speed changes in healthcare delivery.
NRC Health, a software and patient satisfaction survey provider holding data from more than 25 million patients, was locked out of its computer system in February because of a ransomware attack.
A comprehensive workplace wellness program may change employee health beliefs and increase self-reporting of having a primary care physician but does not significantly affect clinical outcomes.
As providers begin to reopen their practices or resume the full range of services they provided before the COVID-19 pandemic, they will have to consider not only normal clinical care and regulations, but extra precautions needed for staff and patient safety, financial challenges like stimulus loan requirements, employee furloughs, and compliance with local and state regulations.
Administration of convalescent plasma seems safe and results in improvement in clinical status for patients with severe or life-threatening COVID-19.
Patients hospitalized with COVID-19 are more often male and frequently have comorbidities.
Primary care providers report more workplace burnout and higher scores for anxiety than other health care professionals.
In an effort to prevent the United States from again struggling to have enough medical supplies in a pandemic, the federal government is seeking to make a five-year deal with U.S. manufacturers.