7 Ways Doctors Could Get Better Payment From Insurers 7 Ways Doctors Could Get Better Payment From Insurers
Doctors often miss opportunities to get paid more when they sign insurance contracts to be in their networks. Experts tell how they can do better.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 25, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

COVID-19: Infection prevention control guidance remains in place in primary care settings, PSNC
Following the announcement that face coverings will no longer be mandatory in public places from 27th Jan, it should be noted the UKHSA's infection prevention control guidance remains in place for all staff and patients in GP and dental practices, optometrists and pharmacies. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 25, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Preparing Comirnaty Children 5-11 years Syringes for Administration at end user locations, SPS
This Standard Operating Procedure is for preparing Comirnaty concentrate for Children 5-11 years syringes at end user locations in primary care prior to immediate administration. A work instruction and supervision checklist are also available. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 25, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alcohol use recording in adults with depression in English primary care: a cross-sectional study
Cross-sectional study (n=36,424) indicate GPs are not recording alcohol use in people with depression as effectively as they could be, which may represent potential missed opportunity for care of this population& poorer health outcomes, highlighting possible area for improvement (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 25, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid in Scotland: Face-to-face GP appointments 'still feel like a treat'
GP surgery staff have dealt with an increased workload and new ways of working during the pandemic. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 25, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health, Social Care and Sport Committee Inquiry into Alternative pathways into Primary Care
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) in Scotland today welcomes the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee inquiry into alternative pathways into primary care. Pharmacists provide face to face hea (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - January 24, 2022 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

9 Tips on Getting the Right Property and Casualty Coverage 9 Tips on Getting the Right Property and Casualty Coverage
Having the wrong property and casualty coverage can hit your wallet hard. Cover yourself by following these nine tips.Medscape Blogs (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - January 24, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Blog Source Type: news

Call for rapid rollout of RPE to GPs after infection advice update
Doctors have called for rapid rollout of respiratory protective equipment (RPE) to general practice after updated infection prevention and control (IPC) advice said FFP3 respirators 'must be worn' by staff caring for patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - January 24, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Coronavirus Source Type: news

Delay COVID jab mandate or GP practices could lose one in 10 staff, warns RCGP chair
The mandatory COVID-19 vaccine deadline for NHS staff should be delayed amid indications that 10% of GP practice teams remain unvaccinated, the RCGP chair has warned. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - January 24, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Workforce Source Type: news

Two Abstracts About Unapproved Heart Technology Retracted Two Abstracts About Unapproved Heart Technology Retracted
Both studies involve a technology called pulse field ablation. Medtronic developed one version of the technology, and Farapulse, which is now owned by Boston Scientific, developed another.Retraction Watch (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - January 21, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Nation's Largest Abortion Protest Could Be Last Under Roe Nation's Largest Abortion Protest Could Be Last Under Roe
The pandemic has not dampened the optimism of a resurgent anti-abortion movement that sees a new Texas law banning most abortions as a sign of things to come.Associated Press (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - January 21, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Oregon Residents Decry Proposed'Permanent' Mask Mandate Oregon Residents Decry Proposed'Permanent' Mask Mandate
The Oregon Health Authority held a public hearing about the proposed'permanent'mask rule for public indoor spaces, regardless of people's vaccination status.Associated Press (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - January 21, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Not Your Parents' Pot: Teen Cannabis Use Raises Red Flags Not Your Parents' Pot: Teen Cannabis Use Raises Red Flags
Experts warn parents and practitioners to be alert to teen cannabis use and abuse in light of the growing availability of stronger forms of the drug.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 21, 2022 Category: Neurology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Physician Burnout, Depression Compounded by COVID: Survey Physician Burnout, Depression Compounded by COVID: Survey
Doctors were already struggling with burnout; the COVID-19 pandemic didn't help.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - January 21, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Social prescribing patients curate art exhibition at leading Cornish gallery
Patients from a GP surgery in Cornwall have curated an art exhibition at a leading local gallery as part of a social prescribing initiative, which has been described as ‘completely transformational’ for those involved. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - January 21, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

Just Don't Call Me Mrs Just Don't Call Me Mrs
Dating in medical school presents unique challenges, providing optimal testing ground for a committed relationship.Medscape Blogs (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Blog Source Type: news

Humana to expand senior primary care into five markets, including Charlotte
Humana Inc. is expanding primary care for seniors in the Charlotte market. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 21, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Caroline Hudson Source Type: news

Predictors of service utilization of young children and families enrolled in a pediatric primary care mental health promotion and prevention program - Nayak SS, Carpenito T, Zamechek L, Roper K, M éndez-Peñate L, Arty M, Moulin C, Mirand D, Molnar BE.
Understanding early childhood mental health service utilization in community-based clinical settings is important. Project Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children's Health (Project LAUNCH) provided mental health-related services for young children and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 21, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Growing Peachnet: building a practice-based research network in western Colorado - Nederveld A, Duarte KF, Broaddus-Shea ET.
INTRODUCTION: Practice-based research networks (PBRNs) have long sought to engage with communities and address questions relevant to multiple stakeholders and real-world primary care practice. Topic-generating processes that involve these stakeholders are ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 21, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Hydromechanical Therapy in Nonhealing, Chronic Wounds Hydromechanical Therapy in Nonhealing, Chronic Wounds
Hydromechanical therapy may offer an effective and less costly option in the management of nonhealing chronic wounds.Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Infection prevention control remains in primary care settings
Following the Government announcement that face coverings will no longer be mandatory in public places it should be noted that the UK Health Security Agency's infection prevention control (IPC) guidance remains in place for all staff and patients, in GP practices, dental practices, optometrists and pharmacies to ensure that everyone is protected. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 21, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

When States Ban Books About Sex, What Should Physicians Do? When States Ban Books About Sex, What Should Physicians Do?
In Oklahoma, a proposed bill would give parents sweeping power to demand schools remove books related to sex or sexuality from their libraries.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

How Proper Posture and Breathing Can Minimize Stress How Proper Posture and Breathing Can Minimize Stress
Retired pathologist turned yoga instructor Nadine Kelly offers insight on how simple breathing exercises can help minimize stress.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Yogi MD: How to Minimize Stress in 3 Minutes Yogi MD: How to Minimize Stress in 3 Minutes
Retired pathologist-turned-yoga-instructor Nadine Kelly offers insight on how simple breathing exercises can help minimize stress for healthcare professionals.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Humana's CenterWell Senior Primary Care expands into more markets, including DFW
CenterWell Senior Primary Care, one of Humana Inc. ’s senior primary care brands, is expanding in five new markets this year, including North Texas. Its plans also include expansion to the DFW, Louisville, Phoenix, Nashville and Charlotte. CenterWell is planning to establish a total of 26 new centers. It will begin operating at the end of this y ear and expand into 2023. This is the brand's first venture into Kentucky, Tennessee and Arizona. CenterWell along with Conviva Care Centers are operated… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 20, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Laurel Deppen Source Type: news

GP patient contacts running 84% above safe limit, poll suggests
GPs are delivering 84% more patient contacts per day on average than the level considered safe by the BMA, GPonline polling suggests. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - January 20, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Workload Source Type: news

Kidney Stones: What Hurts and What Helps Kidney Stones: What Hurts and What Helps
The Curbsiders review the amazing tips they learned about urinary stone disease in a recent podcast with Dr David Goldfarb.The Curbsiders (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - January 20, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Managing the Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms of BPH Managing the Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms of BPH
Recently released guidelines detail the various classes of pharmacotherapy to use in primary care settings, depending on the patient's symptoms, prostate size, and other factors.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - January 20, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Podcast: What does the future hold for primary care networks?
Talking General Practice speaks to Beccy Baird from the King's Fund about how PCNs are getting on, what support they need to succeed and what the future looks like for networks. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - January 20, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Podcast Source Type: news

Humana To Expand Welsh Carson-Backed Primary Care Senior Clinics To 12 States
Humana is expanding primary care senior clinics into three more states, increasing to more than 240 the number of such centers by the end of this year. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 20, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Enterprise Tech /enterprise-tech business pharma Source Type: news

PCNs need more support to recruit and integrate additional roles staff
General practice and PCNs need more support to integrate additional roles staff into multidisciplinary teams, a health policy expert has warned - and the roles may need to change to boost recruitment. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - January 20, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

Study Finds Signs of Racial Bias in Medical Records Study Finds Signs of Racial Bias in Medical Records
An analysis by researchers at the University of Chicago found that negative terms were more than twice as common in the digital records of Black patients than those of their White counterparts.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

'Premature' scrapping of Plan B risks fresh spike in COVID-19 infections
Government plans to scrap Plan B measures from 27 January are premature and threaten to further destabilise NHS patient care by fuelling a rebound in infections across the UK, doctors leaders say. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - January 20, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Coronavirus Source Type: news

Yellen: Biden Pandemic Relief'Like a Vaccine' for Economy Yellen: Biden Pandemic Relief'Like a Vaccine' for Economy
President Biden's $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan'acted like a vaccine for the American economy, protecting our recovery from the possibility of new variants,'Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Parent Group Warns of Social Media/Eating Disorders Link Parent Group Warns of Social Media/Eating Disorders Link
A 2.5 million-member advocacy group sent an advisory warning that social media ’s January onslaught of messages for dieting and weight loss may be harmful to kids struggling with weight and body image.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - January 19, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Trial Will Test Synthetic Cannabinoid for Weight Loss in Obesity Trial Will Test Synthetic Cannabinoid for Weight Loss in Obesity
Although marijuana leads to the munchies, it is paradoxically tied to lower BMI. Following promising mouse studies, researchers will test the synthetic cannabinoid nabilone for weight loss in humans.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

GP recruitment and funding at risk from delayed ICS start date
General practice recruitment and access to funding could be disrupted by confusion caused by the delayed rollout of integrated care systems (ICSs), primary care leaders have warned. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - January 19, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Contracts & funding Source Type: news

Doc's Botched Surgery Leads to Incontinence and $10M Lawsuit Doc's Botched Surgery Leads to Incontinence and $10M Lawsuit
Care departed from'good and accepted medical practice,'jury says; troubled physician finally surrenders his license; delayed diagnosis prompts med-mal suit.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Patient Satisfaction: Is It Overrated? Patient Satisfaction: Is It Overrated?
Physicians debate the usefulness of patient satisfaction surveys. Some consider them helpful, others feel they're worthless.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

CQC process may 'disadvantage' ethnic minority-led GP practices, regulator admits
GP practices led by doctors from ethnic minorities may be 'disadvantaged' by the CQC regulation process, according to a report carried out by the regulator into concerns over ethnicity bias. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - January 19, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: CQC Source Type: news

Measurement of primary care providers' suicide prevention skills following didactic education - Cross WF, West JC, Crean HF, Rosenberg E, LaVigne T, Caine ED.
OBJECTIVE: Almost half of individuals who die by suicide have had contact with primary care (PC) services within 1  month of their death. PC providers must be able to assess and manage patients' suicidal ideation, intent, and behaviors. When didactic train... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 19, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

What Causes Blood in Urine in Men?
Title: What Causes Blood in Urine in Men?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 1/19/2022 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/19/2022 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Mens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Mens Health General - January 19, 2022 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Subclinical Atrial Disease: A Window to Prevent AF and HF? Subclinical Atrial Disease: A Window to Prevent AF and HF?
Atrial fibrillation and heart failure may arise from the same'common soil'of pathogenic mechanisms, rather than one begetting the other, European researchers propose.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 18, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Short-staffing and COVID delays to be considered in fitness to practise cases
Staff shortages and delays to patient services caused by the COVID-19 pandemic will be considered in fitness-to-practise cases against doctors, the GMC has announced. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - January 18, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Professional regulation Source Type: news

' Queer Eye' Reminds Healthcare Heroes About Value of Self-Care'Queer Eye' Reminds Healthcare Heroes About Value of Self-Care
Jereka Thomas-Hockaday knew she needed to slow down and make time for herself amid her busy career in healthcare. She never thought that break would involve a reality TV show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 18, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

' No End in Sight': Texas Abortion Clinics Dealt New Setback'No End in Sight': Texas Abortion Clinics Dealt New Setback
Texas'ban on most abortions is likely to stay in effect for the foreseeable future. A federal appeals court ruled against sending the case back to the only judge who has ever blocked the restrictions.Associated Press (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - January 18, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Should the Unvaccinated Pay More for Their Healthcare? Should the Unvaccinated Pay More for Their Healthcare?
Professor Art Caplan debates whether unvaccinated individuals should have higher insurance premiums.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 18, 2022 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Four Legal Lessons From COVID for Medical Practices Four Legal Lessons From COVID for Medical Practices
The four weaknesses that the COVID pandemic exposed in medical practice operations.Medscape Blogs (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - January 18, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Blog Source Type: news

Outpouring of support for GP who broke COVID rules to hug bereaved patient
A GP who broke COVID-19 social distancing rules to hug a bereaved patient has received thousands of messages of support after contrasting his actions with those of Boris Johnson in a now-viral tweet. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - January 18, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Coronavirus Source Type: news

Conflict in partnerships and PCNs: getting positive outcomes
This two-hour virtual workshop, delivered by a practicing GP and qualified mediator, focuses on the different types of conflict that are encountered in general practice partnerships and primary care networks (PCNs). (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 18, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news