Jeffrey Bendix, MA
Primary care before Medicare
In this Q&A, Medical Economics speaks with Ernie Chaney, MD, FAAFP, a practitioner of family medicine both before and after the passage of Medicare.
MOC: Medicine's 'ugly civil war'
The simmering controversy over requirements for maintenance of certification (MOC) and accompanying physician unhappiness with the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), long confined to the medical community, burst into public view in March.
Does MOC make you a better physician?
Medical Economics Editorial Advisory Board members weigh in on the effectiveness of MOC
MOC: Doctors strike back
MOC: Doctors strike back
Underlying much of the controversy surrounding MOC is the question of how much—or even whether—the process as currently structured actually improves physician performance and/or patient outcomes.
Your best malpractice defenses
Your best malpractice defenses
Prepare yourself for the potential of malpractice cases by maintaining good relationships with your patients and by following thorough rules.
Lessons learned: One physician's malpractice experience
Edward Zurad, MD, FAAFP, a solo family practitioner in rural Pennsylvania, found himself one of four defendants in a medical malpractice lawsuit. The plaintiff was not one of Zurad's regular patients. The case was not settled out of court. Zurad shares his experience in being sued and being acquitted by a jury.
Does malpractice reform affect defensive medicine practices?
A new study looks at physician behavior in emergency departments before and after reform legislation.
Ebola virus: What physicians need to know
Ebola virus: What physicians need to know
Healthcare workers are in a unique position to separate the facts from the fears concerning the Ebola virus in the United States. Make sure you and your staff members are educated about the virus and able to answer any questions from patients.
Technology opens new avenues for patient communication
Video visits, patient portals and other tech tools are helping to bridge the gap between physicians and their patients.
Financial penalties nearing for physician incentive programs
Physicians not participating in meaningful use, PQRS should prepare for financial hits.

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