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2 fast body-language fixes for doctors

For physicians, good body language conveys a lot more than friendliness--it even plays a factor in whether a doctor gets sued, according to research conducted by a Stanford University professor in 2002.

 

3 tips for financing medical equipment

If you don't want to depend on a hospital to fund a major technology or equipment purchase and can't quite pay out of pocket, a loan can be a viable option, Gray Tuttle, a principal with Rehmann's Healthcare Management Advisors, recently told Renal & Urology News

Physician pay mostly flat in 2014

Physician compensation stayed mostly stagnant and even declined for some specialties over the past year, trends that could reflect early changes in reimbursement related to the Affordable Care Act, according to Medscape's 2014 Physician Compensation Report.

Med societies release cost-conscious treatment recommendations

The outsized cost of healthcare delivery in the U.S. may finally affect individual providers' treatment decisions, according to the New York Times. 

How to make a 15-minute visit count

Despite physicians' and patients' increased dissatisfaction with rushed appointments, studies show that the length of doctors' visits has actually increased slightly since the rise of managed care in the 1990s, Kaiser Health News reports.

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Only one-third of veterans are taking advantage of "Blue Button" capabilities to access the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' personal health record portal, My HealtheVet, but those who do so are pleased with it, according to a study published recently in the  Journal of the American Informatics Association.

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The effect that the implementation of the 2012 Medicare accreditation requirement for suppliers of CT, MRI and nuclear medicine services has had on the decline in imaging growth is unclear, according to a report issued by the Government Accountability Office.