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Medical Economics Blog

Physicians, patients truly benefit from new hypertension guidelinesDespite skepticism from some physician groups, updated blood pressure guidelines are good for patients and physicians.
Systematic review: DAAs provide cost-effective treatment for hepatitis CTimely treatment with direct-acting antivirals is highly cost-effective in virtually all patients infected with HCV.
Underserved HCV patients benefiting from telemedicineAn innovative telemedicine model could substantially reduce the burden of chronic hepatitis C infection.
Political correctness’ collateral damage in healthcareIn all aspects of healthcare, we must be able to listen to, and keep confidential, anything that a patient shares, in whatever form it comes. By the same token, we must be able to communicate frankly and openly with patients conveying the necessary message.
How physicians can overcome socioeconomic obstacles to improve adherenceBuilding blocks to better health.
Making population health work for small practicesTechnology and workflow fixes are keys to success
Q&A: Refocusing physician-patient communicationIn the book, “What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear,” Danielle Ofri, an associate professor of medicine at the New York University School of Medicine, examines the state of physician-patient communication and what can be done to reduce the distractions and get back to focusing on improving the patient’s health.
Here's how to code for prolonged servicesThe correct way to code when evaluation and management is time-based.
Doctors’ salaries are not the problem behind rising U.S. healthcare costsIn the ongoing examination of U.S. healthcare costs, one economist has found the lone trouble spot: physician salaries.
Physician advice under 140 characters"Its the society we live in now. I find my patients listen to my advice more if I keep it under 140 characters."