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Physician leaders: Docs must be accountable for costs for care, quality

Most top physicians believe doctors should be held accountable for costs and quality of care, according to a recent survey of chief medical officers and senior-level medical executives from a range of organizations and practice settings.

Money and medicine: Forever linked?

For better or worse, money and medicine may be inextricably linked, according to a new paper in the AMA Journal of Ethics by Eli Adashi, M.D. And while not everyone agrees as to the extent money compromises care, attempts to sever the bond have been thus far ineffective,

Is it fair to fire a physician and then enforce noncompete?

A Virginia asthma and allergy specialist has filed a lawsuit against his employer for attempting to enforce a noncompete after firing him without cause, 

National task force takes on opioid abuse

The American Medical Association is leading a task force of 27 major medical organizations united to combat the problem of prescription opioid misuse--an epidemic currently claiming the lives of 44 people in the United States per day.

Staff huddles: Easier said than done

The early morning staff huddle intended to make practices more patient-centered by preparing for each patient's upcoming visit isn't exactly working out as planned.

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The Affordable Care Act-created research institute charged with evaluating the effectiveness of medical treatments expects to spend $3.5 billion by the end of the decade, but also faces a rising chorus of criticism about how much value it's actually providing.