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Could your family live on $50K a year if you died?
Could your family live on $50K a year if you died?In planning for worst-case scenarios, don’t leave your family unprepared.
Top 15 tips for physicians considering political officeThinking of stepping into the political arena? Irene Aguilar, M.D., Mike Ritze, D.O., MFSA, and Edward J. Canfield, D.O. give their top 15 tips for physicians considering a run for office...
Your Voice: JAMA study doesn't give doctors enough creditPrescribing decisions, physician burnout, tort reform and PQRS are among the hot topics of this edition of Your Voice.
Independent practices seek care coordination strategiesPhysician collaboration is difficult for small practices under today’s payment models, but its importance is growing.
ICD-10 changes could impact practice cash flow
ICD-10 changes could impact practice cash flowThe coding change hasn’t put a financial hit on most physicians, but that could change as of October 1.
Why it might be hard to find a medical marijuana doctor
Why it might be hard to find a medical marijuana doctorMany doctors have a difficult time with marijuana as medication, and consider doctors who prescribe it as second-class citizens.
Hospital ownership of physician practices on the rise
Hospital ownership of physician practices on the riseThe number of physician practices owned by hospitals has increased 86% over the past 4 years, which also resulted in a 50% rise in the number of physicians employed by hospitals, according to a recent study.
Physician politicians balancing patients, constituents
Physician politicians balancing patients, constituentsWhile the presidential campaign dominates the news, some doctors view the political process through a unique lens because they, too, are elected officials.
How group visits can improve chronic condition managementWith preparation and team effort, group sessions can be a revenue stream, improve care and boost patient satisfaction.
Advocacy group aims to close malpractice loophole in NPDB
Advocacy group aims to close malpractice loophole in NPDBA loophole exists that allows a physician to avoid being reported to the NPDB if a malpractice plaintiff agrees to dismiss the practitioner from a lawsuit or claim, leaving a hospital or other corporate entity as the sole defendant.