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5 reasons physicians should choose marijuana over opioids
5 reasons physicians should choose marijuana over opioidsBefore dismissing the idea because of the perceived stigma, warranted or not, with marijuana use, consider these 5 reasons why your postop patient should consider rolling a joint after surgery.
ChangeMakers in Medicine
ChangeMakers in MedicineMedical Economics is looking for physicians making a significant impact or driving innovation in healthcare as nominees for our first-ever list of “ChangeMakers in Medicine.”
Everything independent doctors need to know about private equity
Everything independent doctors need to know about private equityYou’ve no doubt heard about large healthcare companies and hospital systems being purchased for staggering sums by private equity firms.
It’s time a real investment is made in primary care
It’s time a real investment is made in primary careA recent survey by Morning Consult showed that across the country, in both red and blue states, the overwhelming majority of Americans believe that a health system based on a foundation of primary care produces healthier patients, higher quality healthcare and lower costs.
Is your practice’s location financially hurting you?
Is your practice’s location financially hurting you?Primary care practices located in community settings do a better job of providing high-value, cost-effective services than primary care practices within hospital settings, according to a recent article in JAMA Internal Medicine.
Physicians need to be more like the Ritz-Carlton to improve healthcare
Physicians need to be more like the Ritz-Carlton to improve healthcareThere could not be anything more different than the experience one has between checking in at the doctor’s office and checking in to the Ritz-Carlton.
Your Voice: MOC is a farce ripe for repeal
Your Voice: MOC is a farce ripe for repeal
A physician's note to healing after Harvey devastation
A physician's note to healing after Harvey devastationThe devastation that hit the coast of Texas certainly qualifies as a time that tries men’s souls. However, at the same time, it is the heart and soul of your fellow man that may allow you to survive that acute devastation and to salvage hope for the future.
CMS pay-for-performance measures flawed
CMS pay-for-performance measures flawedThis problem represents yet one more example of CMS’ ill-advised attempts to dictate what transpires in the course of the doctor-patient encounter.
Does the rise of digital care spell trouble for primary care practices?
Does the rise of digital care spell trouble for primary care practices?The telehealth boom begs the question: Will the expansion of hospital-based services wind up pulling patients—and revenue—away from primary care practices?