Practice Management News Archive
The Ohio Supreme Court has unanimously upheld the constitutionality of a law requiring HIV-infected individuals to tell their sexual partners of their illness.
The FDA has announced a recall of liquid pharmaceutical products because of possible bacterial contamination that could cause severe infections.
The American Medical Association adopted new policies on drug pricing to protect patients.
Crafting a debt management plan that includes loan repayment with building retirement savings is crucial for doctors starting their career path.
Health care facilities should provide education to nurses and other employees relating to alcohol and drug use, and promote safe, supportive drug-free workplaces.
All patients reported overall satisfaction with video visits and most reported being interested in continuing use of video visits as an alternative to in-person visits.
The American Academy of Family Physicians has submitted a detailed plan in response to a request for proposals from the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee.
Retail medical sites like CVS and Walmart have established primary care clinics, which are staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants.
The data showed that 21% of cases received final diagnoses that were distinctly different than referral diagnoses.
Nurse practitioners made more than 1.3 million home visits nationwide in 2013.
Researchers found that nearly 1 in 7 of those with a chronic disease still lack coverage.
Healthcare provider burnout was negatively linked to quality and safety of health care.
Higher ambulatory volume was linked to lower quality of care and quality increased with higher diabetes-specific volume.
Doctor's responses should demonstrate willingness to take action to address the complaint.
The biggest challenges for recently certified PAs are the lack of clinical PA opportunities for recent graduates and the lack of clinical PA opportunities in a geographic area.
The AAPA celebrates National PA Week from October 6-12, 2016.
Panel size has been equated with the level of care that patients receive.
Over a 2-year period, the researchers estimated that the United States could have saved $73 billion by prescribing generic equivalents.
Electronic consultation between PCPs and specialists can resolve cases faster than if a patient followed up with a specialist themselves.
Visited patients were also more likely to access community health services.
The USPSTF has updated its 2009 depression screening guidelines, now recommending that all adults be screened for depression.
After adult cardiac surgery, patients are less likely to be readmitted to the hospital if they receive house calls from PAs.
A US Senate Committee report shows higher numbers of life-threatening duodenoscpe infections between 2012 and 2015.
More than half of primary care providers report making unnecessary referrals to specialists, and more than a third prescribe brand-name drugs when asked by patients.
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis who are treated at practices with NPs and PAs exhibited lower disease activity over 2 years.
Despite progress, gaps still exist in access to care and affordability for low-income adults.
Pay-for-performance (P4P) measures have had a measured positive effect on both clinician behavior and patient outcomes.
When clinicians have high computer use, patient satisfaction drops and there are observable differences in how they communicate.
Clinicians should prescribe generic medications over brand-name drugs when they can because the generics are less expensive and molecularly identical.
Over the next few years, more states will work to make the recent Medicaid expansion work for clinicians.
Throughout the United States, nurse practitioners are still prevented from exercising their full practice authority - leading to increased frustration as the primary care shortage grows.
As the NP profession celebrates 50 years, take a look back at where the profession started and how far it has come.
Research shows that off-label drug uses puts patients at high risk for potentially serious side effects.
Roughly one-quarter of new prescriptions are never filled, says the American Medical Association, and most medication nonadherence is intentional.
Nurse practitioners and physician assistants deliver similar-quality outpatient cardiovascular care compared with physicians.
Demand for physician assistants is on the rise, and the average salary for PAs has also increased.
Focusing on humanistic qualities like empathy, altruism, and compassion can improve outcomes in health care.
A panel at the Institute of Medicine urges communication between clinicians and patients to help reduce diagnostic errors.
During its first year, the Pioneer accountable care organization reduced the use of low-value services.
Primary care providers are generally positive on how healthcare technology affects quality of care, negative on how it affects performance assessment.
A new survey indicates that pharmaceutical representatives have restricted access to over half of clinicians.
Court supports insurance company in termination of clinicians after dispute regarding necessity of services.
To improve public health in the United States, initiatives need to focus on addressing health inequalities and social factors.
Obese patients who rated their clinicians as very helpful lost more weight than those who gave them low ratings.
Patient and family advisors can help ensure that practice focus on what each patient needs.
The AMA recommends strategies such as keeping a gratitude journal to help clinicians stave off stress.
More clinicians report being dissatisfied or very dissatisfied with electronic health records.
Delphi methodology can optimize gastroenterology and hepatology workups.
Delegating various tasks to other team members can help increase primary care productivity.
After major surgery, returning to the same hospital for any complications increases survival.
More Americans have reported access to affordable health insurance and feel they are in better health since the ACA.
Health insurance companies should considering paying PCP for inpatient consulting services.
Physician-assistant-to-physician ratio in Ohio projected to increase to better meet patient needs due to passage of Senate Bill 110.
Care coordination can help hospital patients transition from inpatient to outpatient-only care.
A proposal from the CMS may make end-of-life counseling sessions covered under insurance.
The FDA will require manufacturers to include updated warnings on prescription and OTC NSAIDs.
A majority of health care professionals admitted to working while they were sick.
Patients aged 30 years are older are more likely to experience unsuccessful asthma treatment.
The CDC reports that screening rates for colorectal, breast, and cervical cancer have dropped in recent years.
Patients whose warfarin therapy was managed by pharmacists had reduced adverse outcomes compared with usual care.
On Thursday, the Supreme Court voted to uphold tax subsidies for Americans enrolled in the Affordable Care Act.
Clinicians who take more electronic notes on lifestyle counseling help their diabetic patients achieve lower HbA1c.
The Frontlines for Lifelines Act, S 297, would allow more than 4,000 nurse practitioners practicing in Veteran Affairs facilities full-practice authority.
Sixty percent of responses from clinicians in large practices were from users of 10 EHR products.
Primary care screening patterns have changed as a result of the USPSTF recommendation.
Governor Hogan signed the bill (HB 999/SB 723) into law on May 12, making Maryland the 21st full-practice authority state in the United States.
Prices were significantly lower at family practice offices versus internists, in offices participating in Medicare managed care plans, and in federally qualified health centers.
But many Americans still can't afford medical care
Guidelines from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) state that hospital and birthing center births are safer.
Some companies and organizations see the potential of the Apple Watch as a useful device for clinicians in communication with patients and colleagues, plus quick access to patient records.
A recently completed study on the patch found that it produced a strong immune response to the measles virus in rhesus macaques with no adverse effects or health issues.
Less than 40% of providers reported being satisfied with their electronic health record system switch.
More than 200 generic medications are available for $4 and more than 400 generic prescriptions are available for $10.
Only a minority of primary care providers appropriately screen or intervene with at-risk alcohol users.
At both the completion of the project and three months afterward, hand hygiene compliance rates improved.
An additional 1,700 primary-care residency slots will be necessary by 2035 based on current production.
Postal, computer reminders equally increase adherence to quality-assurance program.
App notifies health care providers of new and resolved shortages, product discontinuation, and can be used to report shortages.
Barriers to use include time-consuming nature of information retrieval, lack of intuitive format for data.
Educational intervention improves patient outcomes after discharge from hospital.
The Supreme Court ruling will help reduce restrictions to advance practice medical provider practice.
Estimates suggests that primary-care providers can expect about 70 additional visits a year per year, or slightly more than one visit a week.
While the new Republican majority in Congress has vowed to repeal or rework the law, President Barack Obama has said he would veto any such efforts.
Projects funded by the grant will aid public health efforts to reduce the burden of viral hepatitis in the United States.
Patients with headaches should be counseled about making lifestyle changes before being referred to specialists.
Although patients skimped on prescription drugs because of financial concerns at every age, patients aged 64 years or younger were more likely to do so.
The report suggests CMS consider requiring more than 50 practices for accreditors to use to oversee compounded sterile preparations (CSPs).
Changes in the 2015 childhood and adolescent immunization schedule include column changes to reflect the availability of influenza vaccines.
Intensive care unit teams with nurse practitioners and physician assistants saw higher survival rates compared with teams made up of only residents.
A local hospital in the United Kingdom saw a decrease in inappropriate inhaled corticosteroid use and an increase in smoking cessation and exercise.
Fourth-year medical students who worked in pairs ordered more accurate tests compared with students who worked independently.
Nearly 42% of patients considered current drinkers reported taking a medication that can interact with alcohol.
Representation of women was closer to parity among residency program directors, in which women held just under half of positions.
Despite a predicted shortage of primary-care providers, some states do not allow nurse practitioners to practice to the full extent of their training.
Job growth and salary are just two factors that put nurse practitioners and physician assistants on top of a new Best Jobs of 2015 list.
Few confirmed cases reported in the United States health-care workers since the late 1990s.
Nearly 14% of Google Play apps used a phone's camera to measure blood pressure without a cuff or proper validation.
The FDA is releasing draft guidance that would allow blood donations from men who have sex with men.
When University-authored press releases were exaggerated, often times, national news coverage of the same research would be embellished as well.
Hospitals that implemented a formalized antibiotic stewardship program saw an overall reduction in antibiotic use.