More than 400 "Dear Doctor" letters, sent last year in San Diego County, were part of a study that, researchers say, put a human face on the U.S. opioid crisis for many doctors.
Some doctors at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich., were given lucrative perks, paid in excess of $700,000 annually, given the use of hospital employees for their office practice—and still allowed to bill insurers, the government and patients themselves.
The U.S. healthcare sector made 34% fewer hires in July compared with the prior month, with hospital hiring down and nursing and residential-care facility hiring flat.
New Michigan laws on opioids intended to save lives have physicians complaining about unintended consequences. They say regulations have added unnecessary administrative headaches, led to a climate of fear for doctors and left patients unable to get medications when they really need them.
Female surgeons are still sparse in high-paying specialties despite efforts to boost their numbers.
During a congressional hearing, leaders from key medical societies accused the CMS of attempting to undermine Congress' work to help doctors move to value-based care as part of MACRA.
The newly minted Tryon Medical Partners plans to open eight offices and hire around 300 employees by year-end, after the group of nearly 90 doctors officially parts ways with Atrium Health.
Physicians are beginning to question how fair the match program is and whether it meets the needs of doctors-in-training and patients.
Physician compensation rose only slightly for most medical specialties in 2017, indicating the steady growth in pay seen over the past several years may have started to slow.
Physician-owned practices with more non-physicians earned $100,748 more in net income, according to a new report from the Medical Group Management Association.
The healthcare industry has been working to understand the implications of the paradigm shift from volume-based to value-based care. With over 40 years of experience working with healthcare organizations from around the country, Integrated Healthcare Strategies, now a part of the Gallagher Human...
Andrea Walsh took over as CEO in June 2017. It's been mostly smooth sailing for Walsh, but an easy start shouldn't be surprising given Walsh's 23-year tenure at HealthPartners, most recently as executive vice president and chief marketing officer.