health law and policy

Medicaid expansion must remain safe in healthcare reform
Medicaid expansion must remain safe in healthcare reformAlthough I am no great fan, there is a very favorable element of the ACA that I would be loath to see disappear.
Uncertainty in healthcare driving DPC growth
Uncertainty in healthcare driving DPC growthToday, insurance mostly dictates the way we pay for healthcare—from basic primary care to hospital stays and treatment for cancer and other catastrophic illnesses.
Medical residents angered at extended work hours
Medical residents angered at extended work hoursNew ACGME work hours upset medical residents
88th annual Physician Report: Ambivalence wreaking havoc in primary care
88th annual Physician Report: Ambivalence wreaking havoc in primary careThe findings of the latest Physician Report reflect the sense of ambivalence among many primary care physicians regarding their chosen profession.
Mr. President, physicians fight when things get toughPhysician numbers aren’t declining
Why are women leaving medicine?The physician field remains largely male despite equality in medical school numbers
Doctor groups fear Trump’s ‘unprecedented’ proposed budget cutsPresident Donald Trump’s proposed 2018 federal budget includes major spending cuts for medical education programs and National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding, each of which could have negative impacts on doctors, according to organizations like the American College of Physicians (ACP) and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).
Can anything be done to solve the PCP shortage crisis?Last year, just one in 10 U.S. medical school graduates went into family medicine and the Association of American Medical Colleges predicts that the U.S. will be short by as many as 43,000 primary care doctors by 2030.
88th annual Physician Report results
88th annual Physician Report resultsThe 88th annual Medical Economics Physician Report illustrates the state of primary care today, providing information on physician income, productivity, malpractice costs and more.
Do quality measures disillusion young doctors?If patients are going to hurt the practice’s financial bottom line by causing adverse scores, are they patients we want to continue to serve?