Physicians have experienced revenue growth in the wake of the Affordable Care Act, according to a new issue brief from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Surprisingly, the effect was more pronounces among states that did not expand Medicaid eligibility
For nearly a decade, Physicians Practice has ranked the best states to practice, using an algorithm that weighs factors including cost of living, physician density, disciplinary actions taken against physicians, tax burden per capita, malpractice paid loss and reimbursement compared to the cost to treat patients.
Adults who become addicted to prescription painkillers aren't always the only patients their doctors must consider. Women who are pregnant and addicted risk having babies suffering from neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) and other substance-related complications, and often have difficulty obtaining proper care for themselves or their unborn children, according to a report from MedPage Today.
Although healthcare trends often ebb and flow, hospital employment is one that appears to not just have staying power, but keeps growing--despite some fierce opposition.
The U.S. population is aging, making Medicare beneficiaries an increasingly prevalent part of practices' patient panels. This trend poses both challenges and opportunities for all medical providers.
Routine aspects of medical care such as filling out forms and finding the restroom aren't so straightforward for patients who are transgender. Taking steps to make practices more lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT)–friendly don't just make patients feel more welcome, but also could mean the difference between people getting or skipping needed care, according to a story from NPR.
Most physician leaders--92 percent--back the importance of reducing unnecessary care that is not evidence-based, according to a survey conducted by the American Association for Physician Leadership and the Navigant Center for Healthcare Research and Policy Analysis.
Do your practice's employees have a strong sense of purpose, financial security, physical capability, social support and contentedness with their community? If they're not thriving in all of these areas, they are far from alone, according to new research from Gallup.
Citing frustrations with third-party payers and inadequate time to spend with patients, nearly half (46 percent) of primary care physicians who participated in a recent survey said they would consider transitioning to direct pay, concierge or other membership models in the next three years.
The cost of doing business is on the rise for medical practices nationwide, with much of that expense being driven by the need to adopt new technologies, according to the Medical Group Management Association's (MGMA) 2015 Cost and Revenue Survey.
Bay State doctors lag behind the rest of the country in terms of salary and other factors that make up their overall practice environment, according to the 2015 Physician Practice Environment Index, released by the Massachusetts Medical Society.
More than two-thirds of Medicare beneficiaries suffer from two or more chronic conditions, which often require more time and resources to manage than most physicians say they have, according to a new report from SmartCCM.
While medical school curriculums are beginning to make changes to better prepare physicians for the realities of healthcare today, practicing physicians are left to their own devices to hone several of these skills.
Despite the long-term cost savings that may be associated with providing care through a patient-centered medical home, payment systems aren't currently adequate to cover the upfront costs for small practices to transform, according to new research published in the Annals of Family Medicine.
Less than a week after the American Board of Anesthesiology announced that it would replace its 10-year maintenance of certification exam with continuous online testing next year, the American Board of Internal Medicine has revealed the possibility of similar plans, Medscape Medical News reported.
Value-based care may be the wave of the future, but physicians need help from insurers and policymakers in making the transition a success, Chet Speed, vice president of public policy for the American Medical Group Association said in a recent announcement.
Despite the added commitment and pressure leadership positions may entail, female physicians who serve in top roles such as medical director, practice owner or committee leader report higher satisfaction in their professional and personal lives than non-leaders, according to Medscape's 2015 Women as Physician Leaders report.