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Physicians decry consequences of consolidation

Physicians decry consequences of consolidation

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.

Gender pay gap widens among newly trained New York doctors

Gender pay gap widens among newly trained New York doctors

In 2016, newly trained male physicians in New York earned on average $26,367 more than their female colleagues, a new study found. That's a much larger pay gap than in 2010 when male doctors earned on average $11,931 more than female doctors in the state.

CMS repeals Obama-era medical record policy

CMS repeals Obama-era medical record policy

The CMS has repealed an Obama-era policy that prohibited using medical student notes in patient records. Previously, teaching physicians were required to redo a student's work.

Independent-minded physicians turn to ACOs

Independent-minded physicians turn to ACOs

As healthcare grows more complex and technology-reliant in the push to value-based care, independent practice providers are looking to ACOs as a way to adapt to changes while also keeping their autonomy.

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