Practice Management

Disparity in Hours Worked Among Dual-Physician Couples with Kids

August 22, 2017

Findings from a national sample of dual-physician couples

Report Highlights Tips for Preventing Medical Billing Errors

August 11, 2017

Practices should have a compliance plan and policy and someone responsible for enforcing it

Patients Who Read Visit Notes Report Greater Engagement

July 26, 2017

Patients value confirming and remembering next steps, quicker access and results, sharing information

Physician Salaries Continue Upward Trend in 2016

July 25, 2017

Overall, 77% of physician specialties experienced increases in compensation

New AMA Module Aims to Help Physician-Pharmacist Collaboration

July 24, 2017

"Strategies such as embedding a clinical pharmacist within the practice and building a collaborative relationship with a community retail pharmacist can provide what is missing to get better results for patients," according to the AMA.

AMA: Physician Online Presence Important but Exercise Caution

July 06, 2017

Speakers in educational session urge caution in online behavior

Clinicians Urged to Take Care with Electronic Messages to Patients

June 30, 2017

Sensitive information should be discussed in person or over the phone

Demand for PCP Services Expected to Increase 18% by 2023

June 19, 2017

About half of increase in demand due to overall population growth, with aging also playing role

Reasons for Patient Dismissal Among Primary Care Practices

May 22, 2017

Reasons include inappropriate behavior toward staff, violation of Rx policies, repeatedly missed appointments

Physician Burnout: An Issue to be Addressed at Organizational Level?

April 28, 2017

Organizations need to demonstrate a long-term commitment - at least 6 months - to the process of improving in areas that contribute to burnout.

Potential Benefits, Risks of OpenNotes Discussed

April 19, 2017

Benefits include improved patient engagement, while risks include avoidance of writing candidly

Pharmacy Chains Expanding Primary Care Services

April 18, 2017

CVS, Walmart have established primary care clinics, with nurse practitioners/physician assistants

How Often Do Second Opinions Differ from Referral Diagnoses?

April 05, 2017

In study, 21 percent of cases received final diagnoses that were distinctly different than referral diagnoses

Survey Reveals Top 3 Challenges for Physicians

April 03, 2017

According to the results of the AMA survey, administrative burden, stress, and lack of time are the top three concerns that challenge doctors.

Factors Linked to Primary Care Coordination Gaps

March 31, 2017

Increased likelihood of poor care coordination for patients with chronic care conditions, 65 years

ACP: Excessive Administrative Tasks Have Serious Consequences

March 28, 2017

American College of Physicians details policy recommendations to reduce administrative burden

'Co-Washing' May Improve Clinic Hand Washing

March 21, 2017

Patients endorsed importance of hand washing 98.7 percent of the time

Does Higher Physician Spending Mean Better Outcomes for Patients?

March 14, 2017

No difference in patient outcomes when physicians order more -- or more pricey -- tests, treatments

'Sense of Calling' Impacted by Physician Burnout

February 28, 2017

Physicians who are completely burned out have lower odds of six validated aspects of sense of calling

Clinicians Beware: Cyberattacks Are Becoming More Sophisticated

February 24, 2017

Processes, technology should be boosted against cyberthreats, which are becoming more sophisticated

How Do PCPs Feel About the Potential Repeal of the ACA?

January 26, 2017

Though many would support changes, only 15 percent want law completely dismantled

Does Participation in Meaningful Use Impact Quality of Care?

January 04, 2017

Improvement in colorectal cancer screening but not in other quality of care metrics

DEA Changes to Registration Renewal Process Puts Greater Burden on Physicians

December 20, 2016

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has announced critical changes in its registration renewal process, according to a report published by the American Academy of Family Physicians.

AMA: New Resources to Help Clinicians Curb Opioid Misuse

November 08, 2016

Webinar on patient shame forms part of Providers' Clinical Support System for Opioid Therapies

5 Tips for Addressing Negative Patient Reviews

October 28, 2016

Doctors should respond quickly, validate patient complaints, demonstrate willingness to take action

The Importance of Being Empathetic

September 27, 2016

Empathetic listening can help physicians navigate difficult situations and forge deeper connections with patients, leading to greater professional satisfaction and joy, according to the American Medical Association.

Physician-Assessed Drug Importance Not Tied to Patient Adherence

September 15, 2016

About 20 percent of drugs considered important by physicians were not taken correctly by patients

Do Nonsterile Gloves Up the Risk of Infection in Minor Skin Surgery?

August 05, 2016

Meta-analysis shows no increased relative risk for wound infections in outpatient cutaneous surgery

Electronic Record Demands Linked to Physician Burnout

June 29, 2016

Survey found those who have to use EHRs/CPOEs report more burnout, job dissatisfaction

Rate of ER Visits Varies Among the Five Most Populous States

June 27, 2016

And, differences between states in expected source of payment for emergency department visits