Keep Our Controversial Statues: We Can Learn From Them Keep Our Controversial Statues: We Can Learn From Them
Dr Art Caplan discusses the removal of historic statues and suggests what can be done to use these monuments to learn from the past.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - July 20, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

6 Snags Docs Hit When They Started Seeing Patients Again 6 Snags Docs Hit When They Started Seeing Patients Again
Physicians have been reopening their offices, but many have made some mistakes or have run into unexpected stumbling blocks that could foul up their best plans.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - July 8, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Would You Be Happier in a Leadership Position? This Doc Wasn't Would You Be Happier in a Leadership Position? This Doc Wasn't
Leaving clinical care for an administrative role sounds appealing to many physicians, but it's not for everyone. How can you tell if it's right for you?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - June 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Screening Older Doctors: Good Sense, or Discrimination? Screening Older Doctors: Good Sense, or Discrimination?
The age-based policies are emerging even though the US needs a growing number of physicians. Some physicians argue that a test score may not adequately reflect one's fitness to practice medicine.Undark (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - June 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Spawns an Important New MD Job Title COVID-19 Spawns an Important New MD Job Title
COVID-19 has brought about a massive change in the adoption of telehealth, so it's critical to develop a new job title that will integrate telehealth into health system operations, says a physician.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - June 11, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

COVID-19 Update: HCQ Trial Resumes, Virus Not Weakening COVID-19 Update: HCQ Trial Resumes, Virus Not Weakening
Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - June 3, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Third Lawsuit Filed in Deaths at West Virginia VA Hospital Third Lawsuit Filed in Deaths at West Virginia VA Hospital
Lawsuits filed on patient deaths over wrongful insulin injections at a W.Va. veterans hospital. Federal prosecutors are probing up to 11 patient deaths at the hospital; two deaths ruled homicides.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - June 2, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Medicare for All vs Single Payer: Do You Know the Difference? Medicare for All vs Single Payer: Do You Know the Difference?
Many people consider Medicare for All and single payer synonymous; others say they have important differences.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - May 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Should We Tone Down Social Distancing to Help the US Economy? Should We Tone Down Social Distancing to Help the US Economy?
Dr Art Caplan discusses the balance between minimizing economic damage and the need to control the COVID-19 pandemic.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - May 6, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Public Health & Prevention Commentary Source Type: news

Primary Care Physicians Reshuffle Their Work, Lives in a Pandemic Primary Care Physicians Reshuffle Their Work, Lives in a Pandemic
Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - May 2, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

CMS Hikes Telephone Visit Payments During Pandemic CMS Hikes Telephone Visit Payments During Pandemic
Physicians conducting telephone visits during the COVID-19 pandemic will be paid at a higher rate, more closely aligning the rates with payments for face-to-face visits, CMS says.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - May 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

COVID-19: Malpractice Risks When Treating Patients COVID-19: Malpractice Risks When Treating Patients
Although there are some protections for physicians and clinicians who are risking their own health to treat COVID-19 patients, there are still people looking to sue. Here's what to watch out for.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - April 29, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Daily: New Treatment Guidelines, Surge Preparation COVID-19 Daily: New Treatment Guidelines, Surge Preparation
These are the coronavirus stories you need to know about today.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - April 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Daily: Hydroxychloroquine RCT Data, Furloughs and Layoffs COVID-19 Daily: Hydroxychloroquine RCT Data, Furloughs and Layoffs
These are the coronavirus stories you need to know about today.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - April 17, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Many ACOs May Exit CMS' Shared Savings Program Because of Pandemic Many ACOs May Exit CMS' Shared Savings Program Because of Pandemic
A new survey shows that the majority of at-risk accountable care organizations (ACOs) are likely to leave the program next month; most ACOs are concerned about increased costs from COVID-19.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - April 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

COVID-19: Fears and Frustrations in the Healthcare Community COVID-19: Fears and Frustrations in the Healthcare Community
The global pandemic has shone a light on the nation's healthcare strengths and weaknesses. Here, HCPs share their thoughts on what's happening today and ramifications for the future.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - April 7, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

How to Bill for Nurse Practitioners How to Bill for Nurse Practitioners
Unclear on billing rules for nurse practitioners? A healthcare attorney breaks it all down.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - April 7, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

CMS Implements Regulatory Changes to Aid COVID-19 Response CMS Implements Regulatory Changes to Aid COVID-19 Response
The Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services has announced a wide range of temporary regulatory moves aimed at helping hospitals and health systems handle the surge of COVID-19 patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - April 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Emergency Rule: How to Bill for Telehealth and COVID-19 Tests Emergency Rule: How to Bill for Telehealth and COVID-19 Tests
The federal government has opened up more telehealth options to physicians nationwide. Here's how to properly code and bill for those encounters as well as coronavirus tests.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - March 20, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

COVID-19 Daily: ID Doc Tests Positive, Young Adults Hit Hard COVID-19 Daily: ID Doc Tests Positive, Young Adults Hit Hard
These are the coronavirus stories you need to know about today.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - March 19, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Match Day Events Canceled, Step 2 Testing Postponed Match Day Events Canceled, Step 2 Testing Postponed
Several US medical schools have canceled Match Day celebrations or plan to live-stream events amid the coronavirus outbreak; USMLE Step 2 clinical skills testing has also been suspended.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - March 17, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

How a Medical Society Decides to Cancel a Meeting How a Medical Society Decides to Cancel a Meeting
' We knew we needed to make the right decision for our patients, our colleagues and our communities,'the society's president said.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - March 13, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Radiology News Source Type: news

Scientific Community'Shocked' by Loss of MIND Diet Pioneer Scientific Community'Shocked' by Loss of MIND Diet Pioneer
Martha Clare Morris, the trailblazing nutritional epidemiologist perhaps best known for the top-ranked MIND diet that linked nutrition to cognitive health, has died.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - March 11, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

ID Docs in Short Supply Yet'Critical' for COVID-19 Crisis ID Docs in Short Supply Yet'Critical' for COVID-19 Crisis
With fewer young doctors going into the specialty, there may not be enough ID specialists to handle the emergency, says the president of the Infectious Disease Society of America.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - March 6, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Doctors and Dark Money: A Bad Prescription for Health Reform Doctors and Dark Money: A Bad Prescription for Health Reform
A'partnership'of healthcare organizations is trying to block Medicare expansion, but who's actually behind it?Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - March 6, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Expert Column Source Type: news

So Wrong That Trump Is Blocking the Gate to Coronavirus Info, Says Ethicist So Wrong That Trump Is Blocking the Gate to Coronavirus Info, Says Ethicist
It's flat-out wrong that medical and health information should have to go through Vice President Pence rather than coming straight from HHS, says bioethicist Arthur L. Caplan, PhD.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - February 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Doc Shortage, Turnover Are Factors in Locum Tenens Surge: Report Doc Shortage, Turnover Are Factors in Locum Tenens Surge: Report
A new survey shows a big rise in the percentage of hospital and practice managers seeking locum tenens physicians as many employed physicians relocate.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - February 26, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Watch Out--Diagnosis Details Can Bring You a Payment or a Denial Watch Out--Diagnosis Details Can Bring You a Payment or a Denial
It may be time-consuming, but here's why it's essential to describe all the details of a patient's injury. Expert Betsy Nicoletti explains this and the importance of sequencing in your coding.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - February 19, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Lorcaserin (Belviq) Withdrawn From US Market Due to Cancer Risk Lorcaserin (Belviq) Withdrawn From US Market Due to Cancer Risk
The FDA's decision stems from the review of a 5-year trial designed to evaluate cardiac risk with the weight-loss drug."We believe that the risks of lorcaserin outweigh its benefits," the FDA said.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - February 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Alert Source Type: news

In Fierce Debate, Democrats Expand Health Agenda Arguments In Fierce Debate, Democrats Expand Health Agenda Arguments
A sampling of health policy highlights from the eighth Democratic presidential primary debate in Manchester, New HampshireKaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - February 11, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Renowned HIV Researcher Frank Plummer Dies Suddenly at 67 Renowned HIV Researcher Frank Plummer Dies Suddenly at 67
The Canadian scientist's legacy also includes his leadership in combatting SARS, H1N1 flu, and Ebola. He discovered a group of women in Kenya who were regularly exposed to HIV but resistant.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - February 8, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

' Dr Tom,' Only Surgeon for 1.3M People in Sudan Region, Wins Award'Dr Tom,' Only Surgeon for 1.3M People in Sudan Region, Wins Award
Dr Tom Catena has practiced in Africa for 20 years. Last week, the Duke Medical School graduate was honored with $500,000, the world's largest global missionary award.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - February 4, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Doctor Wins $4.75 Million in Defamation Suit Against Hospital Doctor Wins $4.75 Million in Defamation Suit Against Hospital
Indiana physician Rebecca Denman sued St. Vincent Carmel Hospital for defamation and fraud after the hospital suspended her with partial pay for being under the influence of alcohol while on the job.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - January 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Physician Sentenced for Illegally Prescribing Oxycodone Physician Sentenced for Illegally Prescribing Oxycodone
A Philadelphia-area osteopathic physician was sentenced to a year and a day in jail for illegally distributing oxycodone.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - January 13, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

House Calls for Homebound Patients: Has Their Time Come? House Calls for Homebound Patients: Has Their Time Come?
Can you really provide the same care in a home that you can in an office visit? Yes, say these experienced house call physicians.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - January 3, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Do You Try to Help Patients Pay for Prescriptions? Do You Try to Help Patients Pay for Prescriptions?
Many patients struggle with the cost of prescription drugs. Sometimes physicians can recommend financial assistance programs to help.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - December 24, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

US Patients Sexually Harass Their Docs More Than UK Patients Do US Patients Sexually Harass Their Docs More Than UK Patients Do
There are differences between the UK and US healthcare systems, but doctors in both places have to contend with sexual harassment from colleagues and patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - December 17, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Biotech Develops Prescription Software for Mental Health Biotech Develops Prescription Software for Mental Health
Evidence-based digital therapeutic products are beginning to bridge gaps in mental health care access.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - December 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Coding Changes for 2020: Don't Miss Out Coding Changes for 2020: Don't Miss Out
Now is the time to get familiar with coding changes coming January 1 to avoid payment delays or denials.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - December 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

How Doctors and Nurses Can Team Up to Fight Moral Injury in Healthcare How Doctors and Nurses Can Team Up to Fight Moral Injury in Healthcare
To fight the environment that leads to moral injury and burnout, doctors and nurses must eliminate clinical silos and work together to make an impact.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - November 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

APRN Annual Pay Down Slightly: Medscape Survey APRN Annual Pay Down Slightly: Medscape Survey
Certified registered nurse anesthetists continue to have the highest average annual pay; male APRNs continue to make more than female APRNs, although the gap is narrowing.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - November 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Nursing News Source Type: news

Texas Physician Convicted for $16M Medicare Scheme Texas Physician Convicted for $16M Medicare Scheme
The physican conspired with home health agencies to order unnecessary home health services; she was also found guilty of taking kickbacks.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - October 10, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Medicare Proposes Overhaul to'Kickback' Laws Medicare Proposes Overhaul to'Kickback' Laws
Federal officials seek to ease restrictions that clinicians have said hamper efforts to better coordinate care of patients. A proposed rule would allow for more donations of cybersecurity programs.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - October 10, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

A Nonprofit Hospital System That Sues Poor Patients Has Freed Thousands From Debt A Nonprofit Hospital System That Sues Poor Patients Has Freed Thousands From Debt
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, in Memphis, Tennessee, is erasing debt for unpaid hospital bills owed by more than 6,500 patients. The hospital had profited by aggressively pursuing patients who couldn't pay.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - October 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Why Hospitals Are Getting Into the Housing Business Why Hospitals Are Getting Into the Housing Business
Legally and morally, hospitals can't discharge patients if they have no place to go. Some hospitals have turned to finding housing for these patients — or even building housing units themselves.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - October 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Trump Seeks Proposals on Medicare Pay for NPs, PAs Trump Seeks Proposals on Medicare Pay for NPs, PAs
An executive order signed Thursday adds to an expanding reconsideration of how Medicare pays different kinds of healthcare professionals.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - October 4, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Med Student Mental Health'Crisis': Experts Urge Action Med Student Mental Health'Crisis': Experts Urge Action
The conference brought together more than 350 medical school educators, students, and researchers to discuss rising rates of psychological distress among US med students — and what to do about it.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - October 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Should You Offer Your Patients More Services? How to Decide Should You Offer Your Patients More Services? How to Decide
Thinking about adding ancillary services at your office? Before you buy, consider these 10 questions to ensure you make a sound investment in time and money.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - October 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Push to Expand State Medical Licenses, Widen Practices Push to Expand State Medical Licenses, Widen Practices
Physicians burdened by having to apply for licenses in several states when their work or telemedicine practice crosses state lines got affirmation this week that efforts are underway to change that.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - September 25, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Hard to Believe, but I Think My Patient Is Being Trafficked Hard to Believe, but I Think My Patient Is Being Trafficked
Do you suspect that a patient is a victim of human trafficking? If so, here are some warning signs and some solutions to help the person and report the activity.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - September 24, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news