Practice Management

6 Risk Factors Linked to Physician Burnout

6 Risk Factors Linked to Physician Burnout

Physician burnout often is caused by the breakdown of at least 1 of 6 areas of work life, including workload, control, rewards, community, fairness, and values conflicts.

Most Doctor Mothers Say They Receive Discrimination at Work

Most Doctor Mothers Say They Receive Discrimination at Work

The most common manifestation was disrespectful treatment by nursing or other support staff.

Americans Commonly Overcharged for ER Care

Americans Commonly Overcharged for ER Care

Emergency departments were more likely to serve higher numbers of uninsured, black, and Hispanic patients, the researchers said.

More Female Practitioners Leaving Medicine

More Female Practitioners Leaving Medicine

In addition to the pay gap, female physicians may leave the medical practice to take on additional work at home.

Tips for Negotiating Payer Contracts

Tips for Negotiating Payer Contracts

Providers need to analyze which procedures and services constitute a large portion of their practice.

To Divest or Not to Divest Your Physician Practice?

To Divest or Not to Divest Your Physician Practice?

Evaluating Physician Practice Options in the Shifting Health Care Landscape Part 1

Managing Referrals and Payers to Grow a Physician Practice

Managing Referrals and Payers to Grow a Physician Practice

Specialists need to determine the kind of payers they have and the kind of payers they want.

Death Risk Up for Hospitalized Senior Pts Treated By Older Physicians

Death Risk Up for Hospitalized Senior Pts Treated By Older Physicians

Readmissions did not vary with physician age, while costs of care were slightly higher among older physicians.

Half of US Doctors Receive Monies From Pharma, Device Companies

Half of US Doctors Receive Monies From Pharma, Device Companies

Market share for brand-name drugs decreased at hospitals with sales restrictions, while market share for generics increased, the researchers found.

How Medical Practices Can Improve Collection Rates

How Medical Practices Can Improve Collection Rates

Medical groups may need to address such issues as claims denials and failure to obtain prior authorization.

Second Opinion From Specialist Valuable for Correct Diagnosis

Second Opinion From Specialist Valuable for Correct Diagnosis

Final diagnoses were better defined/refined in 66% of cases, but in 21% of cases, final diagnoses were distinctly different than referral diagnoses.

Advice for Improving the Doctor-Patient Relationship

Advice for Improving the Doctor-Patient Relationship

One of the most overlooked functions of communication is establishing the patient relationship.

ACA's Medicaid Expansion May Hinder Access to Care

ACA's Medicaid Expansion May Hinder Access to Care

Medicaid expansion was associated with greater insurance coverage but also longer wait times for appointments.

MACRA: Understanding What the Rule Is and What It Isn't

MACRA: Understanding What the Rule Is and What It Isn't

MACRA carries significant reimbursement implications over the next several years.

CMS Proposes Rule to Increase Small Group Health Insurance Options

CMS Proposes Rule to Increase Small Group Health Insurance Options

This proposal will take steps to stabilize the marketplace, provide more flexibility to states and insurers, and give patients access to more coverage options.

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