Plans to close a California medical school program that trains mostly primary care physicians have come under scrutiny as the country faces a doctor shortage, according to The Mercury News.
Absent a radical change in the way the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services measure care quality, small practices will bear the brunt of the proposed rule for the implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), according to an interview in Physicians Practice.
Calculation errors regarding the wages paid by a tiny 19-bed hospital in Massachusetts could wind up having an outsized impact on the Medicare payments given to the other acute care providers statewide, The Boston Globe reported.
A resident has taken her interest in improvisation from the comedic theater to the hospital room, according to Crain's Cleveland Business.
Rushing between 15-minute patient appointments all day, doctors are also bombarded with messages from patients. It's hard to prioritize and get everything done, but you have to make time for you...
A six-step hand-washing process developed by the World Health Organization is more effective than the three-step approach suggested by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a study has found.
The more they witness the suffering of patients, the more likely already-stressed physicians, nurses and other healthcare providers will experience compassion fatigue, according to an article in U.S. News & World Report.
Medical practices are commonly faced with two problems: trying to squeeze sick patients in to see a doctor right away and no-shows who never make it to their scheduled appointment. Now a New York City medical practice is hoping to take those two problems and create a solution for patients who need to be seen for illnesses that might send them to a retail or urgent care clinic instead of the primary care doctor's office for treatment.
Adjustments to the proposed rule for value-based payment models encompassed by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act have not done enough to even the playing field for smaller practices, according to an article in Medscape.
Workplace violence is rampant in healthcare but several factors make the problem difficult to assess and solve, according to a new article in the New England Journal of Medicine.