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POLICY

8 ways to combat politics in the exam room
8 ways to combat politics in the exam roomIt has been a rough start to 2017 when it comes to politics and healthcare. While no formal studies have been completed, many physicians say political talk with patients is increasing.
Is healthcare a collective right or individual privilege?
Is healthcare a collective right or individual privilege?We, the people, must have an open debate and come to resolution on healthcare: Is it a right or a privilege?
America’s self-inflicted opioid crisis
America’s self-inflicted opioid crisisIn the last few years, drug overdoses led by opioids have become the leading cause of accidental deaths, eclipsing that of automobile crashes and violence.
Don't let patients bringing politics into the exam room give you a migraine
Don't let patients bringing politics into the exam room give you a migraineContentiousness. Rage. Hate. Political talk often becomes anything but a civil conversation, and these days, patients are bringing their politics with them into exam rooms.
Physicians, patients must unite for major healthcare changeFor physicians, the main concern isn’t deciphering what a payer—government or commercial—feels is “quality” or collecting the data to prove the metrics are being met. The overarching question is whether this is really good for patients.
How can doctors cure America’s ‘sickness’?Doctors can play a key role in addressing the ills of healthcare in the U.S., according to journalist and physician Elisabeth Rosenthal
Fighting Back: Top tips for physicians to take on value-based careCome out swinging for patients.
6 considerations before joining an APMChances are, many independent medical practices are participating in Medicare’s Quality Payment Program through the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in 2017.
Isn't it time for a 21st Century Pain assessment?The evaluation of pain is extremely difficult due to its subjective nature. We need to move to an evaluation of acute pain that not only takes the patient’s perception into account, but also, for the first time, incorporates objective measures of pain into a global assessment matrix.
Hospitalists, PCPs bad at communication and its hurting patient careThe American health care delivery system is reaching a point of crisis.