34% of physicians have been sued: How to best minimize your risk

February 23, 2018
The AMA released three new trend reports demonstrating the high frequency and cost burden of medical liability claims. “Information in this…

Former Aetna director’s admission on decision process could impact millions

February 21, 2018
Authorities in four states are investigating Aetna policy decisions after its former medical director, Jay Ken Iinuma, MD, admitted making decisions…
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More than a third of physicians meet burnout criteria

February 21, 2018
Approximately one-third of physicians experience characteristics of burnout, such as emotional exhaustion and depersonalization, which often led to…
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South Beach Symposium highlights ‘cutting edge’ advancements in dermatology, aesthetics

February 16, 2018
March 1 through 4, the 16th annual South Beach Symposium will offer “cutting edge” education to attendees on the latest treatments…

DACA: Losing one ‘dreamer’ in medical school ‘can have a huge impact’ on patient care

February 14, 2018
As the government debates immigration and the fate of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, medical schools envision the possible implications…

Health care largely ‘wins’ in latest budget deal, analysts, medical societies say

February 12, 2018
Health care policy analysts and medical societies are applauding the budget agreement signed last week by President Donald Trump, citing financial…

Andy Slavitt unveils ‘United States of Care’ to promote accessible, affordable care

February 7, 2018
Former CMS administrator Andy Slavitt has launched a new bipartisan nonprofit organization called the United States of Care to ensure access to…

Allergan reports 12% increase in fourth quarter revenues

February 6, 2018
Allergan reported $4.3 billion in fourth quarter GAAP net revenues, a 12% increase over the previous year’s fourth quarter, according to a…

Q&A: Philadelphia supports safe injection sites to fight opioid crisis

February 2, 2018
According to the CDC, drug overdose deaths and opioid-related deaths continue to grow at an alarming rate in the United States, with an average of…

Fitzgerald resigns as CDC director over ‘complex’ financial conflicts

January 31, 2018
Brenda Fitzgerald, MD, resigned as CDC director after just 7 months over financial conflicts of interest that HHS said were “limiting her…

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, JPMorgan Chase to form new health care company for employees

January 30, 2018
Amazon, along with Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase, will form an independent health care company for their employees in the United States, the…
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What qualifies as a stock market ‘plunge’?

January 29, 2018
I recently heard a financial reporter refer to a 100-point drop in the Dow Jones Industrial Average as “a 100-point plunge,” which made…
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More doctors, patients working together to make medical decisions

January 29, 2018
Doctors and patients are more frequently engaged in the shared decision-making process now than they were in the past, according to findings recently…

Nearly half of physicians experience burnout

January 25, 2018
In the United States, 42% of physicians report burnout and many also report depression, according to Medscape’s 2018 National Physician Burnout…
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ACA reduces out-of-pocket medical expenses

January 22, 2018
The implementation of the ACA reduced out-of-pocket spending for medical care, especially for low-income individuals; however, premium spending…

ACP unveils physician well-being, professional satisfaction initiative

January 19, 2018
Due to concerns about physician health, the ACP recently launched an initiative to cultivate a culture of wellness, enhance practice efficiency…

Experts, AAFP, ACP criticize Trump’s ‘Small Business Health Plan’ proposal

January 18, 2018
The U.S. Department of Labor’s proposed rule to increase opportunities for employment-based health insurance to small businesses seems to do…

Health care coalition seeks ways to improve prior authorization, timely access to care

January 18, 2018
Health care leaders, including physicians, pharmacists, medical groups, hospitals and health insurance providers, are collaborating to put forth a…

ACP ‘strongly opposes’ enforcing work requirements for Medicaid

January 11, 2018
ACP emphasized its strong opposition to restricting access to health care coverage through Medicaid based on employment status. The Trump…

Expanding clinic huddles to other staff members reduces burnout, identifies IT issues

January 9, 2018
While the idea of huddles has been utilized in primary care among clinicians and medical assistants for some time, recent research suggests that…
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