Telemedicine Use Increasing, Parallels Growth of Parity Laws Telemedicine Use Increasing, Parallels Growth of Parity Laws
Most users were urban dwellers seeking convenience, rather than residents of rural locations, as initially anticipated.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - November 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Lawsuit if You Don't Disclose Your Lack of Expertise? Lawsuit if You Don't Disclose Your Lack of Expertise?
It's hard to become expert on a procedure if you don't keep getting experience, but must you tell your patient how many (or few) of the procedures you have done?Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - October 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Amgen Cuts Reptha's Price 60% Amgen Cuts Reptha's Price 60%
The price cut is designed to increase demand for the cholesterol-lowering drug by lowering out-of-pocket costs for patients, company officials said.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - October 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

Poll: Is the CVS-Aetna Merger Good for You and Your Patients? Poll: Is the CVS-Aetna Merger Good for You and Your Patients?
Pharmacy chain CVS and health insurer Aetna are combining their companies. Will the new entity help or hurt healthcare?Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - October 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

CMS Wants Drug Prices Listed in TV Ads CMS Wants Drug Prices Listed in TV Ads
Pharmaceutical companies said any such proposal would likely violate free speech protections.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - October 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

What Could the Midterm Elections Mean for Physicians? What Could the Midterm Elections Mean for Physicians?
The November 6 midterms could support the Trump administration's healthcare policy or further the government's gridlock. Experts weigh in on the election's potential effects.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - October 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Trump,'Disrupters' Among 100 Most Influential in Healthcare Trump,'Disrupters' Among 100 Most Influential in Healthcare
Modern Healthcare editors cite the president's work to dismantle key parts of the Affordable Care Act. Next in line were 12 executive'disrupters.'Three US senators made the list as well. (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - August 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Insurers May Cut Out More Physicians: What Are Your Options? Insurers May Cut Out More Physicians: What Are Your Options?
More insurers are developing narrow networks of physicians who are lower cost in their overall treatment. Does this threaten your practice, or should you try to participate?Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - August 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Write Your Patient a Note for an Emotional-Support Peacock? Write Your Patient a Note for an Emotional-Support Peacock?
More and more patients are bringing animals with them as emotional support animals. And they're asking physicians for notes. Will you get in hot water if you write it?Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - August 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Malpractice Case: Don't Let Your Words Get You Into Trouble Malpractice Case: Don't Let Your Words Get You Into Trouble
If a physician, without realizing it, says different things at different times, those statements could be used against him or her if there is a trial.Cooperative of American Physicians (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - August 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Medicare Proposes Major Physician Pay Changes Medicare Proposes Major Physician Pay Changes
CMS proposes a way to pay physicians for checking on images sent by patients and virtual follow-up visits and other changes intended to use technology to expand access to care.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - July 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Collective Activism Eases Physician Burnout Collective Activism Eases Physician Burnout
Physicians feel powerless and isolated when they feel they must battle patients'poverty, joblessness, and adverse living conditions alone to make care plans effective, the author writes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - June 26, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

10% of Clinicians Sexually Harassed in Last 3 Years: Survey 10% of Clinicians Sexually Harassed in Last 3 Years: Survey
Among physicians, 7% said they were harassed. Twelve percent of residents reported they were harassed by more than seven people.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - June 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Debt, Repayment Options Influence Physicians' Practice Plans Debt, Repayment Options Influence Physicians' Practice Plans
New graduates with higher debt plan to practice in underserved areas and participate in loan repayment programs more frequently than their less-indebted peers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - June 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

CMS Publicizes Costliest Increases for Medicare, Medicaid Drugs CMS Publicizes Costliest Increases for Medicare, Medicaid Drugs
Medicare and Medicaid have faced persistent double-digit increases in the prices of insulin products, as well as notable jumps in the cost of other well-established medicines dating to the 1990s.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Senate Minority Leader Schumer Seeks to Decriminalize Marijuana Senate Minority Leader Schumer Seeks to Decriminalize Marijuana
The proposed legislation would also call for further research into the drug's potential benefits and risks.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

US News Ranks Top Medical School Programs by Specialty US News Ranks Top Medical School Programs by Specialty
Harvard University is the best medical school for research, surgery, psychiatry, and obstetrics& gynecology, according to US News& World Report 2019 rankings of top medical school programs.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - March 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

FDA's Gottlieb Blames Industry'Kabuki Drug Pricing' for High Costs FDA's Gottlieb Blames Industry'Kabuki Drug Pricing' for High Costs
U.S. Food and Drug Administration chief, Scott Gottlieb, criticized pharmacy benefit managers, health insurers and drugmakers on Wednesday for"Kabuki drug-pricing constructs" that profit the industry at the expense of consumers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - March 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

FDA Tries New Strategies as IV Bag Shortage Continues FDA Tries New Strategies as IV Bag Shortage Continues
Expiration dates have been extended for some of the bags and manufacturers are getting products from their foreign facilities. Still, spiking influenza numbers strain supplies.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - February 3, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

MedPAC Backs Bids to Scrap MIPS Pay System Amid Dissent MedPAC Backs Bids to Scrap MIPS Pay System Amid Dissent
Staffers of influential advisory panel say MIPS"cannot succeed," and call program burdensome and complex. But the AMA objects to MedPAC's MIPS replacement proposal.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - January 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Texas Medical Board Adopts New Telemedicine Policy Texas Medical Board Adopts New Telemedicine Policy
Following the passage of state law, the board allows physicians to treat patients in virtual visits without prior in-person evaluation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - December 1, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Test Yourself! Surprising Facts About Past Heads of HHS Test Yourself! Surprising Facts About Past Heads of HHS
President Trump is nominating Alex M. Azar to be the next Secretary of the Department of Health& Human Services. How much do you know about the former heads of HHS?Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - November 14, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

Providing Medicaid to Parents Helps Kids Get Checkups, Too Providing Medicaid to Parents Helps Kids Get Checkups, Too
Parent enrollment was linked with a large increase in the likelihood a child would get an annual well visit, a new study showed. Policies that qualify parent and child separately may miss the mark.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - November 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Study Names Top Apps for Patients to Manage Illnesses Study Names Top Apps for Patients to Manage Illnesses
Healthcare apps are growing not only in number but also in their ability to improve patient outcomes and reduce costs, according to a new report from the IQVIA Institute.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - November 7, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

EHR Alerts: Physicians Still Override Most, Study Says EHR Alerts: Physicians Still Override Most, Study Says
A new study on'alert fatigue'in electronic prescribing underlines what physicians complained about almost 2 decades ago.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - November 6, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

CMS Finalizes Expanded Diabetes Prevention Program CMS Finalizes Expanded Diabetes Prevention Program
Program becomes a 2-year, one-time-only covered benefit for Medicare patients who meet certain criteria; payment is performance-based.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - November 3, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

How to Kick Your Medical Career Up a Notch How to Kick Your Medical Career Up a Notch
Many physicians would like to get ahead in their career. Here's how to make that happen.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - October 25, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Illinois Republican Governor Signs Controversial Abortion Bill Illinois Republican Governor Signs Controversial Abortion Bill
Illinois Republican Governor Bruce Rauner signed a controversial bill into law on Thursday to expand state-funded coverage of abortions for low-income residents on Medicaid and state employees.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - October 2, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

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