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Anthem names new chief financial officer

John E. Gallina has been named Anthem's new executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective June 1. Gallina, who currently serves as senior vice president and chief financial offier for the insurer's commericial and specialty business division, will replace current CFO Wayne DeVeydt.  

There's a right way to terminate your relationship with a patient

As the song says, breaking up is hard to do, and that can be the case in discharging a patient from your practice.

US Surgeon General calls for opioid training for docs

Doctors' prescribing practices can play a pivotal role in halting the use of painkillers that has driven the dramatic increase in opioid overdose deaths, said U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, M.D. at a forum on addiction, reports The Hill.

Two groups call for reforms in GME funding to boost primary care

As the country faces a shortage of primary care physicians, two major groups have joined forces to call for a change in the current system for funding graduate medical education.

Abortion doctor files civil rights complaint against hospital for silencing her

A District of Columbia doctor, who performs abortions, has filed a federal civil rights complaint charging the hospital where she works of violating the law by forbidding her to speak publicly about abortion

Plan to close medical school comes under fire in the midst of doc shortage

Plans to close a California medical school program that trains mostly primary care physicians have come under scrutiny as the country faces a doctor shortage, according to  The Mercury News.

MACRA proposed rule could mean big trouble for solo practices, physician says

Absent a radical change in the way the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services measure care quality, small practices will bear the brunt of the proposed rule for the implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), according to an interview in  Physicians Practice.

Partners boo-boo could cost Massachusetts $160M in Medicare payments

Calculation errors regarding the wages paid by a tiny 19-bed hospital in Massachusetts could wind up having an outsized impact on the Medicare payments given to the other acute care providers statewide,  The   Boston Globe  reported.

'Medical improv' helps doctor-patient communication

A resident has taken her interest in improvisation from the comedic theater to the hospital room, according to  Crain's Cleveland Business.

5 time-management tips for busy docs

Rushing between 15-minute patient appointments all day, doctors are also bombarded with messages from patients. It's hard to prioritize and get everything done, but you have to make time for you...