Modern Healthcare set out to find a better version of an after-visit summary, asking around the industry to help create a form that is useful for patients and providers alike.
When offered a raise, hundreds of physicians in Quebec just said no. Or at least they've signed a petition protesting the recently negotiated pay hikes.
The CMS wants to hear from physicians about potential revisions to evaluation and management visit codes.
As Match Day approaches, a new report suggests medical schools don't have clear policies to assist students with disabilities, and many students fail to request help as they worry it could hinder their success in that hyper-competitive environment.
Errors related to diagnosis accounted for 33% of medical malpractice claims from 2013 to 2017, beating out all other reasons for such lawsuits and highlighting the challenges physicians face in making clinical decisions.
It's been 19 years since the landmark report “To Err is Human” shook up the industry. Since that time, considerable attention has been paid to reducing medical mistakes, but the industry still has a long way to go.
The CMS will overhaul its meaningful-use initiative that compelled providers to adopt electronic health records. Medical stakeholders have been complaining for years that the program is burdensome and hard to implement by CMS deadlines.
The CMS wants to partner with providers and others to create new quality measures that will track whether certain care is leading to better patient outcomes.
The most recent data from the National Resident Matching Program show that of the 139 geriatric fellowship programs for the 2018 appointment year, just 35 were filled.
Mandatory continuing education for providers on prescribing and managing opioids and expanding telehealth for treating opioid addicts are among the bills House policymakers will consider this week.
As many as 11 states may not have enough providers certified to prescribe buprenorphine, hindering their ability to allow patients to access medicated-assisted treatment for opioid addiction.
The decline of the independent medical practice and lack of physician-owned hospitals caused by consolidation have negative implications for continuity of patient care, quality, innovation and cost, the Physicians Advocacy Institute warned Congress.