Practice Management News Archive
Program for heart failure management and implementation of clinical practice guidelines.
Small changes in health behaviors seen for partners of those newly diagnosed with diabetes.
Employees should undergo detailed background checks; practices should have zero-tolerance for theft.
Positive guaiac fecal occult blood test result linked to increased risk of death from circulatory, respiratory, other diseases.
Weighted net estimated increase of 795,000 US youths being reclassified as having hypertension.
Gap in earnings between self-employed and employed health care professionals also decreased.
Standardized definition, guidance on estimation may facilitate understanding of overdiagnosis.
Eight-six percent of PCPs feel unable to adequately address needs of patients with multiple chronic conditions
Commission makes 6 recommendations to meet 2030 goals for non-communicable diseases
Policy supports evidence-based strategies such as excise taxes, adding warning labels
Association says medical students, residents should undergo training with evaluative feedback.
Ethical discussion relates to issues of informed consent, privacy, and justice
AMA calls for greater manufacturer transparency in order to prepare for disasters, mitigate shortages.
Visit provides unique opportunity to address relationship between family and pediatric practice.
Greater reproducibility and higher concordance for melanoma staging with implementation of AJCC 8
Screening with bone measurement recommended for women aged 65, younger women at risk
Findings from 2008 to 2016 in both rural and nonrural practices.
Vertical level mergers, which incorporate not just health care providers, but also insurers, retailers, and PBMs, could pose challenges in primary care.
New policy recommends state licensing boards to only inquire about current conditions
Costs were significantly higher than total annual costs per matched control with similar comorbidities.
Screening, counseling advised for adults, including pregnant women; evidence lacking for teens
Average-risk adults aged 45 should undergo high-sensitivity stool-based test, structural exam
Recommendations focus on policies to improve health outcomes, including training for clinicians
Five percent of children uninsured in 2017, 41.3 and 55.0% had public and private coverage.
Findings tied to both frequency of overtime and length of overtime hours in acute care setting
No significant difference in mortality for those undergoing whole body CT vs selective CT approach
Nearly 75% of high school students are not getting enough sleep.
Some believe clinics offering 24-hour primary care may facilitate the quality of patient care.
Nonuniversity-based residency-trained surgeons and university-based residency-trained surgeons have distinct practice patterns.
Practicing after childbirth, wage gaps, and additional work from home are some of the factors that cause burnout in female physicians.
Individuals who consume hot tea daily may have a lower risk of developing glaucoma.
More tests might be administered to transgender individuals who are female, black, or sex workers.
Lowest US consumption rates for fruits in vegetables found in males, young adults, and impoverished adults.
US Surgical residents have severe stress and high burnout levels during general training.
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.