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Female physicians make 'substantially' less than male counterparts

July 22, 2016

Significant salary differences exist between male and female physicians at public medical schools, according to findings published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

This gap persisted after accounting for various factors, such as experience, specialty and age, Anupam B. Jena, MD, PhD, from the department of health care policy at Harvard Medical School, and colleagues reported.

Nearly half of physicians see fewer patients each day due to EHR use

July 22, 2016
Physicians have mixed feelings about electronic health record usage, according to a report published by Physicians Practice. The 2016 Tech Report included an annual…
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BLOG: Use Facebook’s marketing tools to target your ideal audience

July 22, 2016
“The powerful thing about social media marketing is using the statistics that Facebook allows for you to target the clientele you want to reach,” Agustin L

DOJ sues to block mergers between Anthem and Cigna, Aetna and Humana

July 21, 2016
The U.S. Department of Justice, along with attorneys general from Washington, D.C., and several states, sued to block Aetna's acquisition of Humana and Anthem's…
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Optical tests may serve as biomarkers in mTBI

July 14, 2016
BOSTON – Researchers found that pupillary light reflex and near point of convergence may serve as objective…
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Study finds marketing affects prescribing behavior

July 13, 2016
BOSTON – Optometrists earned more than $18 million in 2014 as a result of financial relationships with the…
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Optometry's Meeting 2016

Optometry's Meeting 2016

Alcon launches daily disposable multifocal

July 14, 2016
Alcon introduced Dailies Total1 Multifocal contact lenses, which are designed to address end-of-day dryness and…
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In the Journals

Female physicians make 'substantially' less than male counterparts

July 22, 2016
Significant salary differences exist between male and female physicians at public medical schools, according to findings published in JAMA Internal

Nearly half of physicians see fewer patients each day due to EHR use

July 22, 2016
Physicians have mixed feelings about electronic health record usage, according to a report published by Physicians Practice. The 2016 Tech Report…

Video

BLOG: Use Facebook’s marketing tools to target your ideal audience

July 22, 2016
“The powerful thing about social media marketing is using the statistics that Facebook allows for you to target the clientele you want to…

DOJ sues to block mergers between Anthem and Cigna, Aetna and Humana

July 21, 2016
The U.S. Department of Justice, along with attorneys general from Washington, D.C., and several states, sued to block Aetna's acquisition of Humana…

Social Media and the OD

ZocDoc can help fill your appointment schedule

Primary Care Optometry News, July 2016
Agustin L. Gonzalez, OD, FAAO
I am often asked if I recommend the appointment facilitator ZocDoc. ZocDoc is a health care marketing service that enables patients to schedule an…

Tax Tips for the OD

New rules will impact the lease/buy decision

Primary Care Optometry News, July 2016
Mark E. Battersby
Even as credit becomes more readily available, whether to buy or lease is a question facing many optometric professionals. While there is no one…

Medicare Coding

OIG encourages Medicare providers to institute compliance programs

Primary Care Optometry News, July 2016
Charles B. Brownlow, OD
The Office of the Inspector General acts as the “enforcer” for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. This office establishes…

CMS considers delay in MACRA implementation, AMA approves

July 14, 2016
The AMA has announced its approval after CMS acting administrator Andrew Slavitt testified before the Senate Finance Committee that the agency was…

Meeting News Coverage

Study finds marketing affects prescribing behavior

July 13, 2016
BOSTON – Optometrists earned more than $18 million in 2014 as a result of financial relationships with the medical industry, according to a…

ACP: Cost sharing, deductibles may force patients to delay or forego medically necessary care

July 13, 2016
The American College of Physicians has released a position paper that outlines five recommendations for reducing health insurance cost sharing…

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