Practice Management

Can Competency-Based Assessments Identify Residents With Educational Difficulties?

Can Competency-Based Assessments Identify Residents With Educational Difficulties?

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A competency-based achievement system may help identify medical residents who are experiencing educational difficulties.

Discrimination Against Physician-Mothers A Widespread Issue

Discrimination Against Physician-Mothers A Widespread Issue

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Key themes identified included issues with gendered job expectations, financial inequalities, and limited advancement opportunities, among others.

Mentoring Women in the #MeToo Era: Expert Roundtable

Mentoring Women in the #MeToo Era: Expert Roundtable

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Despite record numbers of women working in medicine, instances of gender discrimination and sexual harassment continue to proliferate.

Navigating Social Media Issues in Medical Practice: An Expert Interview

Navigating Social Media Issues in Medical Practice: An Expert Interview

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Issues that affect employees in all industries are compounded by a unique set of additional concerns that affect employees of medical practices.

Give Thanks: The Role of Gratitude in Combating Burnout

Give Thanks: The Role of Gratitude in Combating Burnout

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Many healthcare organizations are trying a new tactic to reduce rates of burnout: gratitude.

Mental Healthcare Services for Medical Students: An Approach From the University of Pittsburgh

Mental Healthcare Services for Medical Students: An Approach From the University of Pittsburgh

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Medical students experience a significantly elevated risk for depression, suicidality, and burnout during their education, even if they matriculate in relatively good health.

CDC: 8.8% Uninsured in United States in First Half of 2018

CDC: 8.8% Uninsured in United States in First Half of 2018

In the first 6 months of 2018, 8.8% of United States individuals of all ages were uninsured, which was not significantly different from 2017.

Patient, Consumer Groups Push for Injunction Against Short-Term Insurance Rule

Patient, Consumer Groups Push for Injunction Against Short-Term Insurance Rule

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The American Heart Association and others are urging the court to reconsider changes to short-term limited-duration insurance plans.

ACA Coverage Substantial, but Did Not Impact Labor Markets

ACA Coverage Substantial, but Did Not Impact Labor Markets

Millions of workers gained insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act without adverse effects on labor markets.

Multisector Goal Alignment May Curb Medicare Expenditures

Multisector Goal Alignment May Curb Medicare Expenditures

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Medicare costs may be contained by incentivizing multisector health activities, according to researchers.

Assessing Insurance Coverage Trends in Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Adults in the Post-ACA Era

Assessing Insurance Coverage Trends in Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Adults in the Post-ACA Era

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Lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults still delay medical care due to cost despite having access to insurance coverage.

What Does the Cigna-Express Scripts Merger Mean for the Future of Health Care?

What Does the Cigna-Express Scripts Merger Mean for the Future of Health Care?

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The $67 billion merger between Cigna and Express Scripts will be the first of its kind.

Persistent Expenses Associated With High-Cost Medicare, Medicaid Beneficiaries

Persistent Expenses Associated With High-Cost Medicare, Medicaid Beneficiaries

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Beneficiaries identified as "high cost" were likely to stay high cost over a 3 year period.

Minority Residents Report Cultural Challenges in Education, Workplace

Minority Residents Report Cultural Challenges in Education, Workplace

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Minority resident physicians report incidences of microaggression, occasional racism, and challenges in integrating their cultural identity into the workplace.

 Lack of Standardized Definitions Creates Challenges in Identifying Prevalence of Burnout

Lack of Standardized Definitions Creates Challenges in Identifying Prevalence of Burnout

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Researchers systematically reviewed clinical trial databases for published studies on burnout prevalence in practice physicians.

Causes of Burnout in  Resident Physicians Examined

Causes of Burnout in Resident Physicians Examined

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Career choice regret, specialty choice, and anxiety in medical school have been linked with elevated rates of burnout in resident physicians

Understanding the Cause is Necessary to Treating Physician Burnout

Understanding the Cause is Necessary to Treating Physician Burnout

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There is no widespread understanding of the pathophysiology of burnout, or conclusions about how it should be measured.

Education Can Up Emotional Intelligence in Residents

Education Can Up Emotional Intelligence in Residents

Residents from pediatrics and med-ped residency programs have an increase in total emotional intelligence.

Physicians Often Don't Address Their Burnout

Physicians Often Don't Address Their Burnout

The same traits that help physicians excel at their profession are likely to make them experience burnout.

Formal Mindfulness Training Feasible, Useful for Surgery Interns

Formal Mindfulness Training Feasible, Useful for Surgery Interns

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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) training is a feasible and acceptable method to combat stress and burnout experienced by medical interns.

Association Health Plans Can Help Small Businesses Offer Coverage

Association Health Plans Can Help Small Businesses Offer Coverage

Association health plans will provide small businesses with more choices, access, and coverage options, although critics warn that they may undermine the Affordable Care Act marketplace.

Is Team-Based Health Care the Model of the Future?

Is Team-Based Health Care the Model of the Future?

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High-functioning team-based health care models have the ability to change the healthcare landscape, particularly with regard to clinician well-being.

Ethical Concerns Arise in Clinical Trial Enrollment as Number of Uninsured and Underinsured Americans Skyrockets

Ethical Concerns Arise in Clinical Trial Enrollment as Number of Uninsured and Underinsured Americans Skyrockets

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Until universal access to healthcare is ensured as a human right, researchers must keep important ethical concerns in mind when designing future clinical trials.

Physician Burnout Linked to Practice Size in Independent Urban Practices

Physician Burnout Linked to Practice Size in Independent Urban Practices

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A recent study found that practice size can play a role in whether or not a physician experiences burnout.

AHA, ADA, and Others Express Concern Around Proposed Legislation to Protect Those With Preexisting Conditions

AHA, ADA, and Others Express Concern Around Proposed Legislation to Protect Those With Preexisting Conditions

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The American Heart Association has published a statement in opposition of the latest Senate healthcare bill aimed at dismantling the Affordable Care Act.

Broader Scope of Practice Linked to Lower Rates of Burnout

Broader Scope of Practice Linked to Lower Rates of Burnout

Early-career family physicians who practice inpatient medicine or obstetrics have reduced odds of burnout.

Physician Specialty Influences Rates of Burnout

Physician Specialty Influences Rates of Burnout

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Interested in specializing in critical care? You may want to reconsider.

Insurers May Be Underpaying Physicians

Insurers May Be Underpaying Physicians

There are not exact numbers as to how often or by how much insurance companies underpay, but experts say it occurs frequently enough that doctors should constantly monitor their reimbursements against each payer's contract.

The Challenge of Compassion in Modern Healthcare Settings

The Challenge of Compassion in Modern Healthcare Settings

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A providers' capacity to feel compassion is affected in part by the practice environment.

AMA Proposes Policy Opposing Medicaid 'Lockout' Provisions

AMA Proposes Policy Opposing Medicaid 'Lockout' Provisions

The AMA policy came in response to recently approved state Medicaid waivers that block patients from Medicaid for up to six months for not meeting deadlines or paperwork requirements.

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