Doctors Preyed on Homeless for Slip-and-Fall Schemes; More Doctors Preyed on Homeless for Slip-and-Fall Schemes; More
Physicians and lawyers together recruited homeless people and drug addicts to scam insurance companies. Do sales reps belong in the operating room? This high-risk specialty lowered its claim rates.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - September 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Pandemic Middle Management: Balancing Patient and Staff Needs Pandemic Middle Management: Balancing Patient and Staff Needs
Managing from the middle has become more difficult during a pandemic as we balance caring for patients while also caring for our healthcare employees.Medscape Blogs (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - September 17, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Hospital Medicine Blog Source Type: news

Think You Make Too Much to Fund a Roth IRA? Think Again! Think You Make Too Much to Fund a Roth IRA? Think Again!
As a high earner, you may be surprised that this trick for funding a Roth IRA is available to you. Don't miss your chance to fund a tax-free Roth IRA. Find out what you can do to get this tax benefit.Medscape Blogs (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - September 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Internal Medicine Blog Source Type: news

Overworking Is Rampant. How Do We Stop? Overworking Is Rampant. How Do We Stop?
We all feel like we have too much work to do. The reason why might come down to ourselves.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - September 1, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Should You Hire a College Admissions Counselor? Should You Hire a College Admissions Counselor?
It's tough finding the right college for your child. A professional college admissions counselor knows the ropes, makes the process less stressful, and helps you make the right choice.Medscape Blogs (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - September 1, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Internal Medicine Blog Source Type: news

Discharged Snowboarder Dies of Internal Bleeding; Hospital Sued Discharged Snowboarder Dies of Internal Bleeding; Hospital Sued
A hospital discharges an injured snowboarder who then dies of internal bleeding; a toddler dies when his rare disease is not diagnosed; actions against docs who lie about their vaccination status.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - August 31, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

COVID Lessons: Socially Distant but Emotionally Close COVID Lessons: Socially Distant but Emotionally Close
Certain social phenomena have creeped into our lives due to COVID, but there is a silver lining. Four takeaways from living in a pandemic world.Medscape Blogs (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - August 31, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Cardiology Blog Source Type: news

Are Fertility Docs Who Use Their Own Sperm Guilty of a Crime? Are Fertility Docs Who Use Their Own Sperm Guilty of a Crime?
Professor Art Caplan discusses commercial genetic testing and issues related to anonymous egg, sperm, or embryo donation.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - August 30, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Commentary Source Type: news

Advocates Seek to Reframe Masks as a Disability Accommodation Advocates Seek to Reframe Masks as a Disability Accommodation
Viewing immunosuppression through the lens of disability could allow vulnerable people to require those around them to wear masks, argues a New York physician and policy expert.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - August 30, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Lost the Passion for Your Work? Ways to Get It Back Lost the Passion for Your Work? Ways to Get It Back
For many physicians, the enthusiasm and passion they once felt for their jobs has waned. Here are ways to get it back.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - August 30, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Expert Column Source Type: news

The Secret I'll Take to My Grave: Doc Reveals The Secret I'll Take to My Grave: Doc Reveals
An internist and other doctors share the life-changing secrets they've heard from patients. Would you tell?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - August 25, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Medicaid: The Good, the Bad, and the Reality Medicaid: The Good, the Bad, and the Reality
A cardiologist notes that Medicaid's low payments are driving doctors away, even as it helps many patients. He urges changes to be made within the Medicaid program.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - August 25, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

US Presidents and Hopefuls Should Have Official Health Reviews US Presidents and Hopefuls Should Have Official Health Reviews
Professor Art Caplan discusses the need for independent health assessments for those holding or running for President or Vice President of the United States.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - August 24, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Connecticut Chapter of ACC at Center of Twitter Dustup Connecticut Chapter of ACC at Center of Twitter Dustup
A tweet taking aim at a medical student's lament over unrelenting hospital hours prompted a fiery exchange, an apology, and even accusations of hacking.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - August 20, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Outstanding Medical Bills: Dealing With Deadbeats Outstanding Medical Bills: Dealing With Deadbeats
For a variety of reasons, many patients seem increasingly reluctant to pay their medical bills. But their failure to pay affects your financial health.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - August 17, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

From Marathoner to Miler and Inpatient to Outpatient Psychiatry From Marathoner to Miler and Inpatient to Outpatient Psychiatry
How I stumbled through my first month of outpatient medicine and how running helped me navigate these new challenges in the outpatient world.Medscape Blogs (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - August 17, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Psychiatry Blog Source Type: news

Poll Finds Most Americans Believe Nurses Are Underpaid Poll Finds Most Americans Believe Nurses Are Underpaid
National survey finds that large majorities believe nurses and health aides are underpaid, while many people say doctors and pharmacists are paid just about right.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - August 12, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Nursing News Source Type: news

' You Have Cancer': When the Computer Pre-empts the Doctor'You Have Cancer': When the Computer Pre-empts the Doctor
Discovering that you have cancer usually takes place in a doctor's office -- but not anymore. Now that patients have immediate access to clinical notes, some learn of their diagnosis electronically.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - August 11, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

How Can We Get Healthcare Workers to Trust the Vaccine? How Can We Get Healthcare Workers to Trust the Vaccine?
Bioethicist Arthur L. Caplan, PhD, hosts a panel conversation on healthcare workers'caution about getting vaccinated against COVID and the role that trust plays in that hesitancy.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - August 10, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

The Secret to a Long Life May Be Ikigai The Secret to a Long Life May Be Ikigai
Ever heard of ikigai? It could be the secret to a long and happy life. Learn the four things that could help you find your reason for being.Medscape Blogs (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - August 5, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Cardiology Blog Source Type: news

Doctor, PA, Face Lawsuit After Patient Dies of COVID-19 Doctor, PA, Face Lawsuit After Patient Dies of COVID-19
A patient's wife claims delayed testing and negligence led to her husband's death from COVID-19.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - July 28, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

MDs Rebut Claims of Toxic Culture After Resident Suicides MDs Rebut Claims of Toxic Culture After Resident Suicides
Two physicians from Lincoln Medical Center discuss the resident program and rebut charges.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - July 27, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Relieve Physician Stress Through Financial Planning Relieve Physician Stress Through Financial Planning
Many stressed physicians can make practical changes to achieve better work-life balance. Financial planning may provide the answers you need to decrease stress and achieve greater work and personal satisfaction.Medscape Blogs (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - July 23, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Blog Source Type: news

It's Time for a Shortened Work Week It's Time for a Shortened Work Week
With remote working options, the line between work and personal life has become blurred. Increased rates of stress have highlighted the importance of work-life balance.Medscape Blogs (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - July 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Psychiatry Blog Source Type: news

An Intentional Expert Witness An Intentional Expert Witness
Being a medical expert witness is not for the faint of heart. Becoming one at random risks certain moral hazards that can be avoided.Medscape Blogs (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - July 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Emergency Medicine Blog Source Type: news

Nursing School Operators Charged With Selling Bogus Diplomas Nursing School Operators Charged With Selling Bogus Diplomas
The owners and operators of nursing schools in Virginia and Florida have been charged with plotting to sell bogus transcripts and diplomas and helping unqualified candidates get healthcare jobs.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - July 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

COVID Leaves Wake of Medical Debt Among US Adults COVID Leaves Wake of Medical Debt Among US Adults
About one third of adults struggled with medical debt during the pandemic, according to a Commonwealth Fund study. However, Black and Latino adults were financially challenged at higher rates.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - July 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Where You Save for Retirement Is as Important as How Much Where You Save for Retirement Is as Important as How Much
The types of accounts that make up your portfolio matter. If you ’re not tax-diversified, you could end up having less to spend than you planned. Find out why.Medscape Blogs (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - July 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Blog Source Type: news

Be Nice or Leave! Manners Matter in Medicine Be Nice or Leave! Manners Matter in Medicine
Lousy attitudes and behaviors drain the energy required to stay resilient. Shaping a positive workplace culture takes intentionality and courage. What are you spreading and tolerating?Medscape Blogs (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - July 14, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Psychiatry Blog Source Type: news

MD Jailed for Road Rage, Career Spirals Downhill MD Jailed for Road Rage, Career Spirals Downhill
A road rage conflict leads to jail time, financial penalties, and a Medicare enrollment ban for an emergency physician. Learn how his life and career were impacted by the incident.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - June 23, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Should COVID Vaccine Patents Be Made Public? Should COVID Vaccine Patents Be Made Public?
Bioethicist Art Caplan discusses Biden's proposal to make drug companies reveal their COVID vaccine patent information, and its goal of increasing the availability of COVID-19 vaccines.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - June 16, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

AAN Calls for End to Choke-, Strangleholds by Police AAN Calls for End to Choke-, Strangleholds by Police
The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) is calling for an end to choke- and strangleholds by police and are reclassifying them as"deadly force."Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - June 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

What Do You Think of the AMA's Plans to Address Racism? What Do You Think of the AMA's Plans to Address Racism?
The American Medical Association has released a 3-year strategic plan to address racial injustice and health inequities.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - June 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Physician Convicted in Buprenorphine Scheme Physician Convicted in Buprenorphine Scheme
A West Virginia physician faces up to 20 years in prison in the wake of his conviction by a federal jury for illegally distributing buprenorphine.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - June 7, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Family Brings in Dead Patient for Me to Treat Family Brings in Dead Patient for Me to Treat
A young physician recalls a family wheeling in a deceased loved one, asking her to'save'him.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - June 3, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Expert Column Source Type: news

How Telehealth Is Making It Easier to Keep That Therapy Session How Telehealth Is Making It Easier to Keep That Therapy Session
Now telehealth, fueled by the pandemic, makes it easier for people dealing with depression and other mental health issues to make it to their appointments at a time when such care is in high demand.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - May 25, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Should Kids Get COVID-19 Vaccine Without Parental Consent? Should Kids Get COVID-19 Vaccine Without Parental Consent?
Bioethicist Art Caplan discusses whether parental permission should be required for children to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - May 25, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

FDA Signals Tougher Stance on Required Trial-Data Postings FDA Signals Tougher Stance on Required Trial-Data Postings
The FDA took a long-awaited step to address failures by trial sponsors to post study results on ClinicalTrials.Gov. Experts tracking the issue welcomed the move but called for more consistent FDA action.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - May 20, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

What Do You Think of the CDC's Unmasking Guidance? What Do You Think of the CDC's Unmasking Guidance?
People who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are no longer required to wear masks or physically distance in many places and situations.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - May 17, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Ob/Gyn Pay Up Slightly During Pandemic, Survey Finds Ob/Gyn Pay Up Slightly During Pandemic, Survey Finds
Although 45% of ob/gyns reported some decline in compensation during the pandemic, they earned more income in 2020 than in 2019, according to the 2021 Medscape Ob/Gyn Compensation Report.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - May 17, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Docs Mobilize Help For Indian Colleagues Affected by COVID Surge Docs Mobilize Help For Indian Colleagues Affected by COVID Surge
Clinicians and healthcare workers from across the world are banding together to man hotlines, disseminate public health information, crowdfund equipment, and train young doctors.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - May 5, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

RUC Alternative Might Address Lagging Primary-Care Pay: Report RUC Alternative Might Address Lagging Primary-Care Pay: Report
An influential federal commission's wide-ranging report on primary care suggests that CMS develop its own method for assessing the value of clinicians'services and thus lessen its dependence on the AMA.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - May 5, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Impact of COVID-19 on Physician Compensation Impact of COVID-19 on Physician Compensation
WebMD's Chief Medical Officer, John Whyte, MD, speaks with William E. Fox, MD, Chair, Board of Governors, American College of Physicians (ACP), about physician compensation during the pandemic.WebMD (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - April 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Infectious Diseases Expert Interview Source Type: news

Lab Director Blames Hospital for Fertility Clinic Failure Lab Director Blames Hospital for Fertility Clinic Failure
In his affidavit, Bhatnager said he warned hospital administrators during his 18-month tenure that the fertility center was understaffed and had too many unqualified workers.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - April 23, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Difficult Colleague Spoiling Your Workday? Here's Advice Difficult Colleague Spoiling Your Workday? Here's Advice
What should you do when a difficult colleague or administrator is making your work life insufferable? An expert in physician career issues gives advice.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - April 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Ask the Expert Source Type: news

Docs Suffer From Noncompete Clauses: Any Hope for Change? Docs Suffer From Noncompete Clauses: Any Hope for Change?
Many physicians'work lives were crippled when they left a job that had a noncompete clause. How do doctors respond, and will the laws ever change?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - April 7, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Biden Expands'Obamacare' by Cutting Health Insurance Costs Biden Expands'Obamacare' by Cutting Health Insurance Costs
Biden's COVID-19 relief law pumps up Obamacare premium subsidies to address long-standing problems of affordability, particularly for people with middle-class incomes.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - March 25, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

On the Front Lines: Violence Against Nurses On the Front Lines: Violence Against Nurses
Violence against healthcare workers has reached epidemic proportions. According to the Emergency Nurses Association, healthcare workers account for approximately 50% of all victims of workplace violence.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - March 18, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Nursing News Source Type: news

Doctor Who Gave Expiring COVID Doses Still in Legal Limbo Doctor Who Gave Expiring COVID Doses Still in Legal Limbo
The Texas Medical Board and a judge have dismissed the allegations against Hasan Gokal, MD, but the Harris County district attorney's office is pursuing charges that he misappropriated vaccine doses.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - March 18, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

The Boom in Out-of-State Telehealth Threatens In-State Providers The Boom in Out-of-State Telehealth Threatens In-State Providers
Health provider conflicts, fraud, and access disparity temper the COVID telehealth revolution.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - March 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news