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Medical Economics Blog

9 ways doctors have it worse than everyone else
9 ways doctors have it worse than everyone elsePhysicians face many obstacles in their quest to provide quality care to patients. Imagine if other professions had to deal with some of the same challenges.
World AIDS Day: Addressing comorbidities, resurgence and stigmasHIV/AIDS management has come a long way, but there is still work to do to support patients with what is now a chronic disease.
Gene editing shows promise as curative treatment for HIVAntiretrovirals have done a good job in halting the progression of HIV to AIDS, but new gene editing technologies could result in a cure.
Verma: Time to ‘reset’ EHRs to get to interoperabilityAfter nearly a decade of regular use, it’s time to rethink and restart how physicians use electronic health records (EHRs), according to Seema Verma, administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Here’s how physicians can combat patient gripesI was recently inspired by another article in Medical Economics, and curiously, have a solution for each legitimate gripe, based on decades of sorting through the combatants in this health-care disaster we’re engaged in on a daily basis.
Physicians fed up with ever-changing healthcare insurance marketFor the fifth consecutive year, Medical Economics will reveal its list of obstacles physicians say they face in the coming year and, more importantly, how to overcome them. As we did last year, we asked readers to tell us what challenges they face each day and where they need solutions.
Your Voice: Refusing Medicare patients a reality
Stop suggesting physicians are ‘bought’ through pharma giftsSeeing a dollar amount next to a physician’s name without context is a dangerous practice
Consumer genomics: Next direction or next distraction?Patients are more interested in knowing their health risks than ever before.
Everything doctors need to know about new payment review strategiesWhat to do if you receive an outlier coding notice