Kaiser Permanente clinicians will now staff clinics at three San Diego-area Target stores, the two companies announced this weekend, with a fourth opening Dec. 6.
At a time when many practices must do more with less, some experts say that adding one or more physician assistants (PA) to your payroll can help make practice access--and revenue--more abundant, according to an article from HCPLive.
The current medical malpractice environment has grown slightly less treacherous for doctors over the past seven to 10 years, with payouts falling and premiums remaining relatively flat, according to research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. But this stabilization of the market has not been due to traditional liability reforms such as those capping damages or scrutinizing qualifications of expert witnesses.
The number of American patients with diabetes topped 21 million in 2010, according to an April study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, but new research published in the same journal suggests that as many as three in 10 cases currently go undiagnosed.
For several years now, rising out-of-pocket health costs have caused some patients to forego needed care. A recent study from the Commonwealth Fund confirms that not only are patients cutting back on care due to cost, but also their misunderstanding of insurance coverage leads many to forego preventive care unnecessarily.
From a legal and ethical standpoint, physicians must keep patients from missing recommended follow-up care. But while it's not realistic for practices to track down every no-show or noncompliant patient, there are strategies that can reduce the likelihood of a patient's dangerous health condition remaining unaddressed, according to a post from the New York Times.
A new study suggests that a state-administered patient compensation system could take the place of the current adversarial medical malpractice tort system and save money at the same time.
While the potential benefits of social media in healthcare are vast, so too are the consequences for physicians or organizations whose representatives don't post carefully, according to a post on OncLive.
Financial challenges continue to plague physician practices, as indicated by the latest survey from Medical Economics, which sheds light on the trends currently affecting physician incomes and office balance sheets.
Meetings are a critical way to keep communication flowing throughout your organization, but such sessions run a high risk of feeling like a chore or waste of time to attendees. Here are four tips from Physician's Money Digest. to keep your meetings productive
At a time of sagging physician morale and increased retirements, not all doctors are ready to hang up the stethoscope. Bernard Portnoy, M.D, an 86-year-old practicing pediatrician in New Bedford, Massachusetts, is an example of a doctor who has seen the practice of medicine evolve drastically over the course of a long career. But despite all of the changes in the healthcare delivery system over the past 60 years, SouthCoast Today reports that Portnoy's job and passion has stayed fundamentally the same: to care for patients.
For today's primary care practices, the holy grail of delivering personalized, patient-centered care is actually three-fold. And while learning several lessons along the way, Intermountain Healthcare has achieved these goals, according to an article from H&HN.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' final rule, released Oct. 31, has slightly loosened its proposal of requiring physicians to use electronic health records to be reimbursed for chronic care management.
Electronic health records--and the programs designed to promote adoption--make life more, not less onerous for doctors, according to a pair of recent reports from FierceEMR.
Much of the discussion during last week's Medical Group Management Association's annual conference surrounded the idea of teamwork. All kinds of teams exist (or should) in healthcare: physician-administrator, physician-patient, administrator-staff and physician-staff. A major common denominator among all of these types of teams, according to presenters, is communication.
Despite the benefits of increasing healthcare price transparency for patients, putting cost information in front of clinicians may introduce ethical challenges in ensuring patients get appropriate care, according to a post from Forbes.
When it comes to handling risks related to the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, medical offices have to walk a fine line between taking appropriate precautions and perpetuating excessive fear.