Business of Medicine Perspective

 
 
  • Does (S)He Who Tweets Loudest Rule?   Michelle O'Donoghue, a slow adopter of social media, likes that it can provide a voice to all but worries that a vocal few dominate the conversation.
  • Finding Fascination in Medicine Again Burnout robs physicians of the reason why they went into medicine in the first place: to take care of the human being in front of them. Here's one strategy to address that.
  • Sexual Harassment in Healthcare: Doctors and Nurses Dr Susan Strauss, author and expert witness on bullying, harassment, and discrimination, comments on Medscape's Sexual Harassment of Physicians Report 2018 and Sexual Harassment of Nurses, NPs, and PAs 2018.
  • Sexual Harassment of Nurses, NPs, and PAs: Report 2018 Medscape surveyed more than 6200 clinicians to find out whether they had been sexually harassed in the workplace, how they responded, who the perpetrator was, and how it affected their well-being.
  • Prioritizing Patients Over Paperwork A worthy goal, but is it really achievable? CMS thinks so.
  • From Medical Malpractice to Murder Accusations; More Strange case takes an even stranger twist; why are million-dollar verdicts less common here?; patient's widow sues medical center.
  • Teaching About the Health Care Industry Through Gamification The authors present a novel way to educate students about the current state of the pharmaceutical industry and the business of health care by using a competitive gaming approach.
  • Malpractice Case: Physicians Should Be Able to Say 'I'm Sorry' Sometimes saying 'I'm sorry' to a patient or their family can help prevent a malpractice lawsuit. This case explains why an act of contrition has tremendous value.
  • The Death of Yarushka Rivera: Prior Authorization Run Amok A teen suffered tragic consequences from a failed prior authorization; Melissa Walton-Shirley says lawsuits miss the mark.
  • 30 Amazing Anti-Burnout Vacations for Doctors 2018 There are many ways to repair frazzled nerves, reconnect with loved ones, and restore your motivation. Here are unique vacations to engage your senses and help you feel reinvigorated.
  • Concierge Practice: Could the New Models Be Right for You? Many physicians who are frustrated with the demands of medicine have considered concierge medicine, but may not have made the move. With new models emerging, some doctors may change their minds.
  • What We Can Do Together to Fight Sexual Harassment Medscape's new survey of 6200 clinicians makes it clear that sexual misconduct remains prevalent in healthcare settings. Our columnist, who lectures on the subject, offers his perspective.
  • Sexual Harassment of Physicians: Report 2018 Medscape surveyed more than 6200 clinicians to find out whether they had been sexually harassed in the workplace, how they responded, who the perpetrator was, and how it affected their well-being.
  • 7 Services PCPs Forget to Bill For Primary care offices may overlook billing for services they provided; either they don't realize they can get reimbursed, or their billing workflow is flawed. Here's how to make sure you get paid.
  • Medscape Young Physician Compensation Report 2018 Medscape's Young Physician Compensation Report describes the earnings, productivity statistics, and career satisfaction of physicians under 40 years of age.
  • Malpractice Case: When Payment Should Not Be Part of the Issue Discontinuing treatment of a patient because the patient is unable to pay can lead to a malpractice lawsuit. This case shows what physicians should do to avoid being sued for abandonment of care.
  • Changes Coming to MOC: Will Physicians Get Relief? Proposed changes to maintenance of certification requirements in 2014 sparked anger among doctors. Now there are new proposed processes that may be better received.
  • Don't Mistake 'Palliative Care' for 'Abandonment of Care'   Some patients who are at end of life may get confused about what palliative care is. An expert explains that it's not just stopping treatments, nor is it abandonment of care.
  • The Ethics of Keeping Alfie Evans Alive Saurabh Jha reviews the ethical dilemma posed by the UK case of a 23-month-old in a vegetative state that pitted physicians against parents and even the Pope.
  • Should Our Healthcare System Move to Single-Payer?   Physicians in favor of a single-payer system say it would reduce healthcare costs. Those opposed argue that it would lower physician reimbursement and create greater problems. Who's right?