Editorial Message: How Do You Handle Adversity? Editorial Message: How Do You Handle Adversity?
As a health care provider, what are the best ways to deal with adversity?Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Primary care providers say Michigan's Medicaid expansion helped patients' health and work
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) Extending medical insurance to low-income Michigan residents meant they had better access to health care, earlier detection of serious illnesses, better care for existing health problems and improved ability to work, attend school and live independently, according to a newly published survey of primary care providers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

ICS will stall without primary care engagement
Pressure on commissioners and providers to deliver integrated care systems is growing, but the same obstacles stand in the way of progress. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Public back boost in social care spend
Poll for NHS Confederation shows 82% of respondents support 3.9% rise Related items fromOnMedica Plans launched to ‘join-up’ health and social care by 2018 Emergency admissions at end of life set to sky rocket Unrelenting NHS pressure affecting cancer care, say GPs and nurses Primary Care Home has positive impact on care and services Get real on the challenges facing the NHS, party political leaders told (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Practices in Northern Ireland receive extra £8.8m from the Department of Health
General practices in Norther Ireland will receive a further£8.8m to strengthen GP services, the Department of Health (DH) in Northern Ireland has announced today.  The funding announcement means GP practices and related services will receive nearly£22m in total this year, marking the largest funding injection for general practice in Northern Ireland since 2004. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - June 12, 2018 Category: Practice Management Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Rx With Depression as Potential Adverse Effect Widely Used Rx With Depression as Potential Adverse Effect Widely Used
New data suggest prescribing doctors should warn patients of this potential adverse effect and possibly assess users for mood disturbances.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

New Prediction Tool Helps Define VTE Risk in Cancer Patients
(MedPage Today) -- Researchers call it'considerable improvement'on previous models (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - June 12, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Drug Shortages an'Urgent Public Health Crisis'Drug Shortages an'Urgent Public Health Crisis '
Physicians adopt a report calling for federal pressure on drug makers to have contingency plans to avert shortages and to be transparent about production locations.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Two organizations plan to launch an ACO in the Triad
Greensboro-based Emtiro Health LLC said Tuesday it will partner with Aledade Inc., a Maryland firm, to bring a new accountable care organization in the region. The physician-led accountable-care organization, or ACO, is expected to launch in January 2019. It initially will focus on recruiting primary care practices in the Triad and the North Carolina foothills to lead the ACO, but has the potential to expand to other parts of the state, according to the organizations. "This partnership is a stepping… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Seaman Source Type: news

Study: High-deductible Plans May Impede Preventive Care
A recent study found that individuals with high-deductible health plans but no health savings accounts are less likely to see primary care physicians, receive preventive care or seek subspecialty services. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - June 12, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

EULAR: Everything New in Amsterdam
(MedPage Today) -- Topics will range from canakinumab and autoimmunity to upadacitinib and remission (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - June 12, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Heavy workload key factor behind poor GP ratings, warns CQC report
Problems triggered by heavy workload and staff vacancies are often to blame for poor practice, according to a report by the watchdog on 10 GP surgeries that secured dramatic improvements in their CQC rating. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - June 12, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

USPSTF Opposes ECG Screening Without Symptoms (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Negative benefit-risk balance seen for low-risk people, insufficient evidence for benefit in high risk (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - June 12, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Prescriptions Grow for Meds with Depression Side Effect
(MedPage Today) -- Polypharmacy linked with greater likelihood of concurrent depression (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - June 12, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Investigation into NHS spending on generic medicines in primary care
This report sets out the possible causes of the price increases and responses to maintain supply and manage spend. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Suicide Rates Spike Across United States, Says CDC
The CDC released aMorbidity and Mortality Weekly Report and an accompanyingVital Signs report June 7 that revealed suicide rates in the United States have risen nearly 30 percent since 1999. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - June 12, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

7 Services PCPs Forget to Bill For 7 Services PCPs Forget to Bill For
Primary care offices may overlook billing for services they provided; either they don't realize they can get reimbursed, or their billing workflow is flawed. Here's how to make sure you get paid.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

GP at Hand nears 30,000-patient mark as thousands more young patients join
Nearly 30,000 patients have now registered with the controversial GP at Hand video consultation service after more than 3,000 signed up in the month to 1 June, official data show. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - June 12, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

GPs could be forced to publish data on patient deaths following Williams review
GPs could have to publish numbers of deaths thought to be due to problems in care, under government plans to extend a 'learning from deaths' policy rolled out to hospitals last year. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - June 12, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

Start-up costs of SBIRT implementation for adolescents in urban U.S. federally qualified health centers - Barbosa C, Wedehase B, Dunlap L, Mitchell SG, Dusek K, Schwartz RP, Gryzcynski J, Kirk AS, Oros M, Hosler C, O'Grady KE, Brown BS.
OBJECTIVE: Understanding the costs to implement Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) for adolescent substance use in primary care settings is important for providers in planning for services and for decision makers considering d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Exploring Value-Based Payment to Encourage Substance Use Disorder Treatment in Primary Care
Brief examines how states and health plans are exploring VBP to promote SUD treatment in primary care, and offers considerations for implementing these models. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - June 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Investigation into NHS spending on generic medicines in primary care
This investigation looks at the 2017-18 increase in NHS spending on certain generic medicines, possible causes of the price increases in the market for generic medicines, and how the Department of Health and Social Care responded to the price increases. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 12, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Mythbusters and tips
The Care Quality Commission has updated mythbusters and tips for general practice and dentistry. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 12, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Support after suicide – key to suicide prevention
Helen Garnham discusses the impact of suicide as well as the resources available to support those affected by a suicide or a suspected suicide Related items fromOnMedica Language matters Too many CCGs ’ residential mental health placements are out-of-area Integrated mental health care cuts demand for GPs World ’s first Ministerial Mental Health Summit announced New funding to help cut suicides (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - June 12, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Novel Tx for Resistant HIV Promising in Phase IIb/III Efficacy Study
(MedPage Today) -- Monoclonal antibody PRO 140 met primary efficacy endpoint (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - June 11, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

AMA Urged to Rethink Fossil Fuel Investments
(MedPage Today) -- Board resists divesting stocks in oil, gas and coal companies (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - June 11, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

AMA Will Revisit Stance Against Physician-Assisted Dying AMA Will Revisit Stance Against Physician-Assisted Dying
An American Medical Association committee recommends no change to its Code of Medical Ethics opposing physician-assisted dying.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Assisted Dying Report Rouses Passionate Debate Assisted Dying Report Rouses Passionate Debate
An American Medical Association committee recommends no change to its Code of Medical Ethics opposing physician-assisted dying.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

CMS Considers New Direct Provider Contracting Model
The AAFP took advantage of CMS'request for information on a proposed new payment model to highlight the benefits of direct primary care and the Academy's own alternative payment model. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - June 11, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Innovative models of general practice
This report looks at innovative models of general practice from the UK and other countries and identifies key design features that will be important in designing effective GP services in the future. It makes recommendations for general practice, system leaders and commissioners, and national policymakers (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Northern Ireland GPs to receive £8.8m boost under new GMS contract
GPs in Northern Ireland have welcomed a new GMS contract for 2018/19, which includes an investment of £8.8m in general practice. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - June 11, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: News Source Type: news

GMC to be stripped of power to appeal fitness to practise decisions
The GMC should be stripped of its power to appeal against fitness to practise decisions made by the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS), a government review commissioned after the case of Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba has recommended. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - June 11, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: News Source Type: news

Innovative models of general practice
A King ’s Fund report looks at innovative models of general practice from the UK and other countries. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 11, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Partnering with a purpose: making collaboration work
Better joined up services can only work with the full engagement of primary care and particularly general practice. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 11, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Funding boost for general practice in Northern Ireland
GP leaders welcome cash announcement Related items fromOnMedica Pressures force GPs to take only emergency patients Patients with multiple health problems make up most GP consultations GP access does not add to A&E pressures, study shows Guidance issued on prescribing responsibilities Failing GP practices will be put in special measures (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 11, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Hospital Sepsis Tx Volume Tied to Death Risk
(MedPage Today) -- Immunocompromised patients seem to do better at hospitals with more experience (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - June 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

U.S. Says Diplomats in China Hit by Mystery Illness U.S. Says Diplomats in China Hit by Mystery Illness
The U.S. State Department has brought a group of diplomats home from Guangzhou, China, over concern they were suffering from a mysterious malady that resembles a brain injury and has already affected U.S. personnel in Cuba, a spokeswoman said.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

How to Support Loved Ones Who May Be At Risk of Suicide, According to Psychologists
Two high-profile deaths by suicide — those of fashion designer Kate Spade and chef Anthony Bourdain — were met with an outpouring of grief from fans this week. But mental health professionals say they should also serve as an important reminder to support other people who may be struggling, given rising suicide rates across nearly every segment of the U.S. population. “We often don’t take time to reach out to those we care about and love, even when we notice there’s a concern,” says Nadine Kaslow, a past president of the American Psychological Association and a professor at Emory Universi...
Source: TIME: Health - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology onetime Source Type: news

U.S. Justice Department Says Obamacare Individual Mandate Unconstitutional U.S. Justice Department Says Obamacare Individual Mandate Unconstitutional
The U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday that the part of Obamacare requiring individuals to have health insurance is unconstitutional, an unusual move that could lead to stripping away some of the most significant and popular parts of the law.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

iMedicalApps: OMM Guide App Finally Updated
(MedPage Today) -- But osteopath helper still lacks key features (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - June 8, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Low Back Pain: Do Guidelines Get it Right?
Do the current LBP guidelines for primary care have it right? If so, are you up-to-date on them? Find out with our 11-question quiz.    (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 8, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Steven A. King, MD, MS Tags: Pain Source Type: news

Trump ’s Immigration Policies Are Making It Harder for Foreign Doctors to Work in the U.S. — And That Could Hurt Patients
For the past four years, Daniel, an Israeli-born doctor completing a medical residency in the U.S., has secured an H-1B visa for temporary specialized workers without a hitch. But this May, without warning, the government put his status in the U.S. in danger. Daniel, who withheld his last name for fear of retaliation, is one of many foreign-born medical residents across the country who have received visa rejections or delays since mid-April — similar to rejections thousands of H-1B applicants in other high-paying industries have recently received — prompting a flurry of legal activity from medical groups, hospi...
Source: TIME: Health - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime medicine onetime Source Type: news

Fewer Than 1 in 10 Adults Get All High-Priority Preventive Care Fewer Than 1 in 10 Adults Get All High-Priority Preventive Care
Only 8% of US adults aged 35 years and older received all the appropriate recommended preventive care. Nearly 5% received none of those services.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Primary Care Physicians Report Top Administrative Hassles
FRIDAY, June 8, 2018 -- Primary care physicians report that the worst administrative hassles include pre-authorization for medications and tests and managing specialty care, according to an article published in Medical Economics. The most common... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

USPSTF: Screen All Adults for Unhealthy Alcohol Use
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force this week issued a draft recommendation statement calling for primary care clinicians to screen all adults for unhealthy alcohol use and provide brief behavioral counseling to those with a positive screening result. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - June 8, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Low Back Pain: Do Guidelines Get it Right?
Do the current LBP guidelines for primary care have it right? If so, are you up-to-date on them? Find out with our 11-question quiz.    (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 8, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Steven A. King, MD, MS Tags: Pain Source Type: news

ASD Tied to Excess Risk for Food Allergy ASD Tied to Excess Risk for Food Allergy
Disruptive behaviors in nonverbal children may be expressions of food allergy symptoms, so clinicians should conduct a thorough workup, editorialist warns.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - June 8, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Former RCGP chair knighted and GP trainee recognised in Queen's birthday honours
Former RCGP chair Professor David Haslam has been knighted, and GP trainee Dr Nish Manek, who helped establish a scheme to prepare newly-qualified GPs to become the next generation of NHS leaders, has been awarded a British Empire medal, in the Queen's birthday honours. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - June 8, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: People News Source Type: news

GP trainee among healthcare staff recognised in Queen's birthday honours
A GP trainee who helped establish a scheme to inspire, support and prepare newly-qualified GPs to become the next generation of NHS leaders has been awarded a British Empire medal in the Queen's birthday honours. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - June 8, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: People News Source Type: news

‘600 practices will close’ without funding boost, warns BMA
More than 600 GP practices will close in England if the Government fails to increase funding for general practice, the BMA has said.  In its analysis of NHS England’s GP Forward View, the BMA’s GP Committee said that current funding for general practice is£3.7bn short of its target of 11% of the NHS budget. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - June 8, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Finance Patient Access Practice development Latest News Source Type: news