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Plan to close medical school comes under fire in the midst of doc shortage

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.

MACRA proposed rule could mean big trouble for solo practices, physician says

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.

Partners boo-boo could cost Massachusetts $160M in Medicare payments

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.

'Medical improv' helps doctor-patient communication

A resident has taken her interest in improvisation from the comedic theater to the hospital room, according to  Crain's Cleveland Business.

5 time-management tips for busy docs

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...

WHO's 6-step hand-washing technique more effective than CDC's 3 steps

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.

Compassion fatigue solution: Connect with patients emotionally

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 practice creates 'bump list' to get sick patients in to see a doctor

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.

Changes to proposed MACRA rule offer little relief for small practices

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 in healthcare: Underreported and often ignored

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.