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Can the looming physician shortage be stopped?While the nation debates the policy and payment issues in healthcare, a quiet crisis may be brewing behind the scenes.
Physicians dream up a better EHRHere’s what features and functions vendors should add to improve their software for physicians.
Five steps to improve a practice’s revenue cycle management systemPractices must focus on building an efficient RCM system that helps them collect payments while allowing them to focus on patient care.
Analyst: Big changes ahead for revenue cycle management systemsNew RCM systems will improve small practices’ ability to manage claim denials, improve reimbursements and boost their business operations.
Pain is not the fifth vital sign
Pain is not the fifth vital signAfter years of exaggeration, misinformation and a national epidemic of opioid and heroin abuse, the nation is finally coming to terms with the fact that pain is not the fifth vital sign.
United Airlines fiasco should be a healthcare wakeup call
United Airlines fiasco should be a healthcare wakeup callThe forcible removal of a passenger from the United Airlines flight has reminded flyers of their general dissatisfaction with the airline industry. Perhaps surprisingly, it should also be a stern warning to physicians
California team working to develop acne vaccineA vaccine targeting the protein that contributes to acne breakouts is in development at the University of California, San Diego.
Patients, physicians forgo adult vaccines over cost and coverage concernsPatients often go without vaccines due to cost, and physicians don’t always recommend them over concerns about reimbursement, according to a new study.
How to hold a physician open house the right wayThinking of holding an open house to introduce your new practice, welcome a new physician or tell the community about a new service or treatment you’re offering? You may be on the right track.
A guide to understanding loan repayment options for physiciansLarge sums of graduate debt are a harsh reality of practicing medicine for the majority of new physicians.