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Tips for practices to best deal with new overtime pay rules
Tips for practices to best deal with new overtime pay rulesDepartment of Labor changes this year are causing many healthcare businesses to reevaluate overtime requirements.
Hospice consultation should be a quality metric
Hospice consultation should be a quality metricToo many physicians lack the skills to discuss end-of-life wishes with patients. It is awkward for the doctors to even bring up the topic in certain circumstances. Doctors are trained to save peoples’ lives, not to give up on them. But physicians need to change their mindset.
Designing healthcare in the age of millennials, Baby Boomers
Designing healthcare in the age of millennials, Baby BoomersIt’s not easy being a doctor in such a transitional period of American healthcare. Practices are pressured with consumer-driven demands from a wider patient-demographic than ever before.
House calls could be secret weapon to save MedicareHouse calls may be making a comeback as a way to cut costs and provide better quality care for the elderly and chronically ill.
Top factors internal medicine residents look for in a job
Top factors internal medicine residents look for in a jobThe growing shortage of primary care physicians, which is projected to reach 35,600 by 2025 according to the Association of American Medical Colleges, is creating extraordinary competition among healthcare organizations seeking to hire internal medicine doctors.
Here's why a Trump presidency is good for physicians and patients
Here's why a Trump presidency is good for physicians and patientsThe election of Donald Trump may mean an era of empowering physicians and is reason for optimism.
Should Trump repeal all of Obamacare?
Should Trump repeal all of Obamacare?With the new president pledging to throw out the Affordable Care Act, he must be careful not to end up with a plan equally as unpopular.
4 reasons why online patient communities should be embraced
4 reasons why online patient communities should be embracedOnline patient communities are dramatically changing how patients engage with the healthcare community. In fact, more than 40% of patients say that information found via social media affects the way they deal with their health.
Navigating the buzzwords of telehealth
Navigating the buzzwords of telehealthIt’s easy to get lost in the ever-evolving landscape of the telehealth marketplace.
Congress continues down the yellow brick fantasy road with MACRA
Congress continues down the yellow brick fantasy road with MACRAWhile Medicare and Medicaid are bankrupting federal and state governments because of deep structural flaws, our Congress refuses to address these flaws and to learn from its past mistakes.