Beginning this month, practices are eligible to receive reimbursement for the non-face-to-face work they do to coordinate care for Medicare patie nts who are chronically ill. But despite the significance of this change, challenges remain for practices to actually obtain payments for CPT code 99490, which is intended to capture chronic care management (CCM) services, according to an arti cle from Medical Economics.
While today's clinicians are learning to embrace patient-centered care on the job, more medical students are being taught and tested on specific skills that allow them to better partner with patients.
Although many practicing physicians report they feel torn a bout forgoing their independence, most current medical school students (73 percent) plan to pursue employment with a hospital or large system from the get-go, according to a new sur vey from Epocrates.
In Missouri, a law passed earlier this year would give the green light to an entirely new form of midlevel provider: the assistant physician, according to a report from the Columbia Missourian. Assistant physicians, not to be confused with physician assistants, would be composed of medical school graduates who were unable to secure residencies.
There are distinct challenges to being part of a medical marriage for physicians as well as their family members, especially around the holidays, but there are strategies all parties can use to maintain harmony, according to an article published in Physician Family.
In the modern healthcare industry, the role of the chief financial officer has become more complex, which requires the executive to possess several qualities, according to Becker's Hospital Review.
As the post-Affordable Care Act healthcare landscape shifts, the job of chief fina ncial officers becomes more complex, and effective CFOs must have a few key traits, ac cording to Becker's Hospital Review.
More and more executives make their health a priority not only for their own good, but for the benefit of their careers, according to the Columbus CEO.
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A study conducted at the Loyola University Health System's burn center intensive care unit found that three doctors, a dietician and a social worker are the most central players in regard to communicating about patient care.