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PCPs Spend Half Their Workday Using EHR, Study Finds PCPs Spend Half Their Workday Using EHR, Study Finds
PCPs spend almost 6 hours of their workday using EHRs, most of which is spent on clerical and inbox work, a study found. Finding ways to improve that could help decrease burnout, the researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - September 12, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

AAFP Delegates Debate Universal Care, Healthcare as a Right AAFP Delegates Debate Universal Care, Healthcare as a Right
Proponents say healthcare as a right should become policy. Critics say policy would bring unintended consequences when people are deprived of a'right'and when labor demands are open-ended.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - September 12, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

What Obligations Do Clinicians Have in Active-Shooter Scenarios? What Obligations Do Clinicians Have in Active-Shooter Scenarios?
A new survey shows a gap in what the public expects from healthcare providers in a hospital shooting scenario and what providers see as their risk responsibility.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - August 29, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

What If You Get Stalked by a Patient? What If You Get Stalked by a Patient?
Many doctors don't recognize the signs that a patient is developing an obsessive attachment to them that can lead to truly scary stalking behaviors. Here are steps you can take to ward off trouble.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - August 2, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Ways to Avoid Sabotaging Your Malpractice Defense Ways to Avoid Sabotaging Your Malpractice Defense
Physicians can take many steps to avoid being sued. But if a lawsuit occurs, there are mistakes to avoid that will help them to prevail.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - July 5, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

What to Do When Patients Don't Heed Your Advice What to Do When Patients Don't Heed Your Advice
More patients are ignoring physicians'advice and turning to the Internet for answers. What can physicians do to combat these actions?Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - July 5, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

CBO: Medicaid Funding in Senate Bill Falls Off Further by 2036 CBO: Medicaid Funding in Senate Bill Falls Off Further by 2036
The projected Medicaid spending gap between the Better Care Reconciliation Act and current law gets wider as time goes on, according to congressional number crunchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - June 29, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Proposal to Take Back EHR Bonuses Galls Med Societies Proposal to Take Back EHR Bonuses Galls Med Societies
The HHS Inspector General estimates that $729 million was paid over 3 years to clinicians who didn't meet meaningful use requirements. It recommends recouping the money.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - June 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances Growing Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances Growing
A new Surescripts report shows the rate is highest in New York, which mandates it; the number of electronic prescribers is also up.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - June 9, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

For First Time, Under Half of Physicians Own Their Practices For First Time, Under Half of Physicians Own Their Practices
The latest AMA survey also shows that hospital acquisitions of practices have stalled, while average group size is growing slowly.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - June 2, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Five Ways Physicians Can Make Their Practice Successful Five Ways Physicians Can Make Their Practice Successful
How much do you know about strategic planning to make your practice successful? Take this short quiz and find out.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - May 26, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

5 Winners! Physicians' Best Ideas to Replace the ACA 5 Winners! Physicians' Best Ideas to Replace the ACA
Physicians described their well-thought-out plans for the best way to replace or tweak the Affordable Care Act.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - May 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Doctors and Depression: Suffering in Silence Doctors and Depression: Suffering in Silence
Many doctors suffer with untreated or poorly treated depression, but a large percentage don't seek help.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - May 11, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

What the AHCA Would REALLY Mean to Doctors What the AHCA Would REALLY Mean to Doctors
The GOP's proposed new healthcare bill has passed the House and awaits Senate attention. What impact would this bill have on physicians?Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - May 10, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Five Doctors Tell'How I Survived After Being Sued'Five Doctors Tell'How I Survived After Being Sued '
For a physician, getting sued for malpractice is extremely personal. Physicians who were sued describe the range of emotions they felt, and how it changed their lives and the way they view patients.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - April 26, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

How to Prevent Costly and Dangerous Cyberattacks How to Prevent Costly and Dangerous Cyberattacks
It doesn't matter whether your practice is large or small--you can still be the victim of a data breach. How can you protect your practice's data from a cyberattack?Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - April 25, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Physicians and Lawyers Disagree Over Tort Reform Physicians and Lawyers Disagree Over Tort Reform
Physicians and lawyers are at odds; triple amputee collects big damage award; restricting lawsuits to employed doctors.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - April 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Hidden Dangers in Your Employment Contract Hidden Dangers in Your Employment Contract
You're about to sign a contract for a wonderful position. Although every clause may appear to be reasonable, you may be missing critical details that can lead to problems. Here are some common traps.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - April 12, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

OIG Regulations for Home Visits Bring Challenges for Doctors OIG Regulations for Home Visits Bring Challenges for Doctors
House calls provide patient information that may not be gleaned from office visits. But doctors should know how to meet the Office of Inspector General's new regulations for home visit claims.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - April 10, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Physician-Assisted Dying: Is a Patient's Despair Reversible? Physician-Assisted Dying: Is a Patient's Despair Reversible?
Ethicist Art Caplan talks with oncologist Maurie Markman about his concerns over physician-assisted dying.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - April 6, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

What Do You Think of Longer Shifts for First Years? What Do You Think of Longer Shifts for First Years?
Beginning this summer, first-year residents'shifts could increase from 16 to 24 hours.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - April 6, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Considering Dating a Patient? Proceed With Caution Considering Dating a Patient? Proceed With Caution
Most doctors consider it foolhardy to initiate a romantic relationship with a patient, for a number of reasons. But more and more of their colleagues think it's acceptable under certain circumstances.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - April 5, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

' Prioritize' Privately Insured Patients, Mayo Exec Says'Prioritize' Privately Insured Patients, Mayo Exec Says
The Minnesota Department of Human Services is asking Mayo Clinic CEO John Noseworthy, MD, what he means by prioritizing privately insured patients over those in Medicare and Medicaid.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - March 18, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Study: Access to Care Improved Most Where Medicaid Expanded Study: Access to Care Improved Most Where Medicaid Expanded
The percentage of adults who skip needed treatment because of its cost has declined since 2013, but moreso in states that expanded Medicaid eligibility under the ACA, according to the Commonwealth Fund.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - March 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Is Loneliness a Public Health Issue?; Shop With Your Doc Is Loneliness a Public Health Issue?; Shop With Your Doc
How loneliness is its own risk factor, and how doctors can help; When docs go grocery shopping with patients; The impact of retail clinics on emergency rooms.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - March 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

8 Must-Do Ways to Lift Your Income Up 8 Must-Do Ways to Lift Your Income Up
Physicians face many challenges to their income this year, but there are ways to maintain or increase income that help both patients and physicians.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - March 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

What Doctors Think Is Worth Fighting For What Doctors Think Is Worth Fighting For
Gun control, vaccinations, childhood obesity, equal pay for women. These are just a few of the things that your colleagues are trying to effect change for. Here are their stories.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - March 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Online Referral Service Reduces Specialty Wait Times Online Referral Service Reduces Specialty Wait Times
Use of eConsult in the Los Angeles public health system reduced the median wait time for specialty appointments and facilitated primary care provider education, a new study has found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - March 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Tell Patients When Religion Will Affect a Hospital's Care? Tell Patients When Religion Will Affect a Hospital's Care?
Religious hospitals may not consent to abortion, contraception, infertility treatment, or physician-assisted dying where it is legal, and patients may not know it. Is it your job to inform them?Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - February 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Repealing the ACA: A Close Look at What Could Happen Repealing the ACA: A Close Look at What Could Happen
A partial or full repeal of the Affordable Care Act could create widespread changes in healthcare delivery. Here's what's at risk and what the repercussions could be.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - February 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Doctors Describe Their Toughest Ethical Dilemmas Doctors Describe Their Toughest Ethical Dilemmas
Physicians wrestle with difficult issues regarding life and death, money, patients, and colleagues. Read about what keeps them up at night.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - February 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

IRS Pulls Back on ACA Health Insurance Tax Regulation IRS Pulls Back on ACA Health Insurance Tax Regulation
The agency's response to Trump's executive order could reduce the number of insurance buyers but probably won't affect the health insurance exchanges.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - February 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

How to Take a Break From Medicine How to Take a Break From Medicine
These three doctors managed to take respites from practice without sacrificing their careers.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - February 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Fast Five Business Quiz: Revenue and Reimbursement Fast Five Business Quiz: Revenue and Reimbursement
How much do you know about reimbursement, billing and payment, whether by private insurance, the government, or other entities? Take this short quiz and find out.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - February 14, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

Medical Coalition Calls for Prior Authorization Reform Medical Coalition Calls for Prior Authorization Reform
The AMA convened a varied group of stakeholders that view plans'prior authorization practices as an unwarranted burden on physicians and a barrier to quality care.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - February 7, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Travel Ban Sparks Worry, Opposition in Organized Medicine Travel Ban Sparks Worry, Opposition in Organized Medicine
Medical societies warn that Trump's temporary travel ban inadvertently could inflict systemic damage on medical education, research, and patient care.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - February 3, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

A Cure for the Documentation Blues A Cure for the Documentation Blues
This physician says that listening to certain types of music can help him plow through staggering amounts of documentation. What kind of music? The answer will probably surprise you.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - January 26, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Is It Time to Retire the Hippocratic Oath? Is It Time to Retire the Hippocratic Oath?
The traditional oath is conceptually so far removed from the realities of patient care that most doctors-to-be are now pledging to something else. Should we mourn its dwindling use, or is it overdue?Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - January 25, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Doctors Named to'Fraud Hall of Shame'Doctors Named to'Fraud Hall of Shame '
Eleven physicians committed criminal schemes to line their pockets--and they were caught.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - January 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

12 Reasons Why 2017 Could Be a Better Year for You! 12 Reasons Why 2017 Could Be a Better Year for You!
A new administration in Washington, including a new secretary of HHS, is expected to usher in sweeping changes that will lessen regulatory burdens and affect the way you get paid.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - January 18, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

12 Reasons Why 2017 Will Be a Better Year for You! 12 Reasons Why 2017 Will Be a Better Year for You!
A new administration in Washington, including a new secretary of HHS, is expected to usher in sweeping changes that will lessen regulatory burdens and affect the way you get paid.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - January 18, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Should Doctors Lie to Protect a Colleague? Should Doctors Lie to Protect a Colleague?
A retired surgeon recently admitted he wasn't truthful under oath 15 years ago in a case involving his colleague. Was his behavior typical for physicians? Was it justifiable? Our readers weigh in.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - January 18, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Trump Team Defends HHS Pick Tom Price Over Ethics Charge Trump Team Defends HHS Pick Tom Price Over Ethics Charge
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's transition team defended his nominee for health and human services (HHS) secretary, Tom Price, from charges that he bought shares in a company days before introducing legislation that would have benefited the firm.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - January 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Why Doctors Need to Be Gutsy Why Doctors Need to Be Gutsy
Physicians are overwhelmed by regulations and requirements, and it's likely to continue until docs stand up and express their dissatisfaction, says this internist.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - January 11, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Guidelines for Business of Medicine Article Submissions Guidelines for Business of Medicine Article Submissions
Suggestions and guidelines for Business of Medicine articles and editorials.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - January 10, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Pay for Performance Lacks Evidence of Clear Benefit Pay for Performance Lacks Evidence of Clear Benefit
A literature review finds few improved outcomes in inpatient or outpatient settings linked to incentives. Underwhelming results question the promise of a core aspect of the Medicare revamp under MACRA.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - January 10, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Joint Commission Reinstates Ban on Order Texting Joint Commission Reinstates Ban on Order Texting
After consulting with CMS, the group reverses the lifting of a 5-year ban; patient safety is key reason for insisting orders be placed via CPOE or verbal communications.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - January 6, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

When Is It Okay to Date a Patient? When Is It Okay to Date a Patient?
Most doctors still say never, Medscape's 2016 Ethics Report found, but 25% of male physicians and 20% of female physicians were for flexibility for consenting adults in certain situational contexts.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - January 4, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Gear Up Now to Get Higher Medicare Payments in 2019 Gear Up Now to Get Higher Medicare Payments in 2019
The meaningful use measures have been revamped as the Advancing Care Information requirements of MIPS. Here's how you can increase your payments by achieving the highest possible scores.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - December 29, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Zap! Power Outage at Your Office -- How to Prepare Zap! Power Outage at Your Office -- How to Prepare
Violent weather can knock out power and put your data at risk. Develop a contingency plan now so that your information is protected and patients can continued to be properly cared for.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - December 28, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news