Business of Medicine Perspective

 
 
  • Is Bad Behavior Reason Enough to Deny Coverage? Insurer's attempt to cancel med-mal policy hits snag; Defendant cries 'uncle' after protracted settlement talks; New mother's death leads to mega award; Patient's foot-dragging sabotages his lawsuit.
  • Voice Your Opinion: Medscape RN/LPN Compensation Report 2017 Tell us what you think about our 2017 compensation survey.
  • Should You Recommend Coffee Drinking to Your Patients?   Recent studies suggest that coffee drinking may be good for you, but more data replicating these studies are needed. Should you recommend coffee consumption to patients?
  • Physician Experts Tell How to Combat Burnout   There are many unique challenges physicians face that lead to emotional and physical exhaustion. Learn from experts how to recognize the signs of burnout, how to beat burnout, and more.
  • 30 Great Vacation Ideas for Doctors This Winter Winter is a great time for a vacation. Here are recommendations for 30 warm- and cold-weather getaways, in all price ranges, that your colleagues think you'll thoroughly enjoy.
  • New Coding Changes Starting Right Now! You've survived the switch to ICD-10, but that doesn't mean the work is done. There are changes starting October 1 that you need to be aware of.
  • Are We Really on the Path to Improve the ACA? As Congress comes up on voting for another effort to repeal the ACA, a physician asks what it will take for America to finally create a reasonable and effective healthcare system.
  • Let's Stop Putting Politics Before Healthcare   As a vote on the Graham-Cassidy healthcare bill looms, a pediatrician urges other physicians to speak up about what needs to be done to improve healthcare.
  • Doctors Speak Out: Is Online Pornography Cause for Alarm? Online pornography is readily available to children and adults. Do physicians think that pornography is a public health issue, and are they ready to get involved in helping to curb it?
  • Health 2.0 Annual Fall Conference 2017 Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from Health 2.0 2017.
  • Should Physicians Educate Patients via Social Media?   More patients are going online to get health information and some of the information on the Internet is not scientific. What can physicians do to educate patients via social media?
  • How Residents Cope: Bingeing, Drinking, Sports, and Friends Overeating. Drinking. Antidepressants. These are a few of the coping mechanisms residents rely on to get through their stressful residencies. Are there any positive coping strategies?
  • From Medicine to Business Which important aspects should be considered when making a career change from medicine to the business world?
  • A Major Court Decision: Only Physicians Can Obtain Consent A state Supreme Court decision holds that physicians can't delegate the legal burden of informed consent to others.
  • Physicians' Practice Workflow Report 2017 More than 1150 physicians from over 25 specialties gave insights into practice efficiency, EHRs, running late, no-shows, patient portal use, and other practice challenges.
  • Should You Buy or Lease Your Car? When it's time for a new car, many ponder the perpetual dilemma: Would I be better off buying or leasing? Here are some wise tips.
  • Transgender Patient Sues After Gyn Surgery Goes Awry Given consent to remove one ovary, surgeon excises both; state gives bad doctors a pass, says study; fewer med-mal payouts: better laws or stingier insurers?; mother who lost all her limbs wins appeal
  • Is It Time to Modernize Medical Organizations?   Medical organizations have striven to serve physicians' needs for many decades. How can these organizations stay relevant?
  • The Changing Face of Surgery Today An editorial reflects on the current workforce issues that affect both men and women in the field of surgery.
  • Should More Doctors Ride Their Bikes to Work? Don't knock it until you try it, this internist says. You'll save money and feel better, too. But there are several precautions to take -- and cautions to heed -- before pedaling to the office.