Concerns relate to time with physicians; technology detracting from patient care; rising costs
Among other factors, electronic medical records may be contributing to physician dissatisfaction because it leads to decreased face-to-face time with patients.
Practices need to create protocols for dealing with office triggers, such as patient or provider lateness to an appointment, that may contribute to difficult patient interactions.
The CROWNWeb dashboard improves users' ability to submit required data in a timely manner.
Dose-response pattern seen, with increased risk of breast cancer for every five years of night shift work.
Many older physicians feel that they are providing a useful service, desire part-time or occasional work.
Jan 2018 marks the start of significant pay cuts for physician office-based labs.
Suffering existentially, loss of independence, and incapability to enjoy life were some reasons patients pursued EOLOA.
Greater insurance viability may be possible if government enforces insurers to participate in the Marketplace.
The findings may be especially useful in the context of medical professions, like doctors and nurses, especially in areas with high rates of burnout.
Nurse managers have a direct impact on the quality of care provided by staff nurses.
Physicians must report by Dec. 31 and submit to Medicare by Feb. 28 to avoid 2019 payment penalties.
Of the 99 percent of seniors who felt they knew how to avoid mixing medications, only 35% actually sought advice.
There are a host of "calculator" apps that provide information such as body mass index or intravenous solutions that physicians can incorporate into their practice.
Physicians have a lot of factors to consider, including personality, data knowledge, and comfort with handling confrontation.
Physicians need a good understanding of a potential partner, regardless of the business model being considered.
Over- and under-documentation are equally considered fraudulent, and may increase audit risk, so it is essential to get coding and billing right the first time.
Strategies include addressing prior authorizations and referrals, such as with use of key words that ease approval or hiring a staff member to obtain prior authorizations.
Employee training and prioritizing security are the first specific strategies to stop hackers.
One area to that requires particular attention is investments physicians need to make in their staff.
The financial shape of a practice is just one of several important considerations.
Primary care specialists saw an increase of 3.2%, similar to the 3.6% increase in 2015.
Most of the errors were made on handwritten prescriptions.
Partnering with another organization may provide multiple benefits, including support for participating in new value-based agreements, infrastructure to comply with regulations and access to the capital needed to fund technological investments and growth.
Shopping around for less expensive medications and buying used medical supplies and equipment can boost the bottom line.
Combined with risk factors, QT prolonging meds tied to greater QTc lengthening than QTPM alone.
The team noted that indoor workers had lower 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels compared to outdoor workers.
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.
The most common manifestation was disrespectful treatment by nursing or other support staff.
In addition to the pay gap, female physicians may leave the medical practice to take on additional work at home.
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