Could your family live on $50K a year if you died? October 17, 2016 By Karen Coyne CFP In planning for worst-case scenarios, don’t leave your family unprepared. Top 15 tips for physicians considering political office October 12, 2016 By Jeanette Hurt Thinking 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 credit October 10, 2016 Prescribing decisions, physician burnout, tort reform and PQRS are among the hot topics of this edition of Your Voice. Independent practices seek care coordination strategies October 10, 2016 By Nicole Lewis Physician collaboration is difficult for small practices under today’s payment models, but its importance is growing. ICD-10 changes could impact practice cash flow September 25, 2016 By Janet Kidd Stewart The 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 September 24, 2016 By Monya De MD MPH Many 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 September 24, 2016 By Keith Loria The 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 September 21, 2016 By Jeanette Hurt While 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 management September 10, 2016 By Janet Colwell With 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 September 07, 2016 By Keith Loria A 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.