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5 ways to boost your bottom line in 2015

Last week's top story, "Practices' top financial challenges of 2014 turned out to be a hotter headline than I'd predicted. Perhaps the popularity of that story speaks to the adage...

Can adding a PA instantly boost your bottom line?

At a time when many practices must do more with less, some experts say that adding one or more physi cian assistants  (PA) to your payroll can help make practice access--and revenue--more abundant, according to an arti cle  from  HCPLive.

Docs happier when they can do what they want to do

If teaching hospitals want to keep their doctors from leaving, they should consider personalizing the mix of clinical, teaching, research and administrative responsibilities for each faculty member, a survey by the University of Virginia School of Medicine found.

High deductibles scaring patients away from care

For several years now, rising out-of-pocket health costs have caused some p atients  to forego needed care. A recent  stu dy  from the Commonwealth Fund confirms that not only are patients cutting back on care due to cost, but also their  misunders tanding of insurance coverage leads many to forego preventive care unnecessarily.

PwC: Provider, consumer views on healthcare tech closely align

Healthcare providers' and consumers' views closely align when it comes to the promise digital technology holds for care, according to a new report by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Is the coming physician shortage a myth?

Despite widespread concerns over a potential physician shortage within the healthcare system, many healthcare experts and economists say the medical community exaggerates the scope of the problem,  National Public Radio  reports.

Physician shortage to hit hospital bottom lines

Hospital executives are challenged to recruit physicians, given their costs and the limits of the labor pool, but their inability to get ahead of the issue may start to hurt their bottom line, reported Fortune magazine.

M.D. Anderson docs unhappy with working conditions, patient safety

A year after doctors at University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center complained about their workload and patient safety issues, a physician survey shows the concerns remain.

ICD-10 costs: Lower than expected?

ICD-10 implementation costs may not be as burdensome as previously thought for small physician practices, at least according to a post in this month's  Journal of the American Health Information Management Association.

The case for hiring forensic nurses

Forensic nurses play a critical role in helping victims of domestic abuse, human trafficking and sexual assault, thus making the specialization of the fastest-growing in nursing. But despite the comfort these professionals offer patients and the value they provide hospitals, the forensic nursing profession may be endangered by a lack of people willing to do the job and a low perceived need for hospitals to hire them.