Tag: nurse practitioner

Texas Standoff Embodies US Battle Over COVID Vaccines

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. There is an escalating fight between Houston Methodist Hospital and wary...

Little Impact of Private Equity on Dermatology Practices

A new study suggests that private investor ownership of dermatology practices has little impact on spending, but does result in a small increase in the number...

Race, Socioeconomics: Barriers to Migraine Care

Race and socioeconomic status can hinder and delay patient access to migraine treatment and result in poorer outcomes, according to a study published in the...

Who Can Call Themselves ‘Doctor?’ The Debate Heats Up

Physicians and non-physicians clearly differ in whether or not a PhD or EdD should be able to call themselves ‘doctor,’ a new Medscape poll Who...

Dramatic Rise in Use of Drugs for Opioid-Induced Constipation

A call for more appropriate use of a new class of drugs for the treatment of opioid-induced constipation (OIC) has been issued by researchers who...

Cardiometabolic Subspecialty Is ‘One-Stop Shop’ Approach to Diabetes

A one-stop shop approach to managing the spectrum of complications in patients with type 2 diabetes with a coordinated, multidisciplinary team of clinicians has taken...

HHS Will Drop Buprenorphine Waiver Rule for Most Physicians

Federal officials on Thursday announced a plan to largely drop the so-called X-waiver requirement for buprenorphine prescriptions for physicians in a bid to remove an...

Independent NPs: What’s the Evidence?

In 2020, Florida and California passed legislation to relax scope-of-practice laws for nurse practitioners (NPs). Florida’s new law went into effect July 1 and allowed...

Anesthesiologists Try to Stop CRNAs From Practicing Independently

The battle lines between anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists are being drawn even sharper as both sides respond to the possibility that Medicare will allow the...

Medicare Finalizes 2021 Physician Pay Rule With E/M Changes

Medicare officials stuck with their plan to increase payments for office visits for primary care and several other specialties that focus on helping patients manage...

For Nurses Feeling the Strain of the Pandemic, Virus Resurgence Is ‘Paralyzing’

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. For Christina Nester, the pandemic lull in Massachusetts lasted about three...

HIV PrEP Prescriptions Often Go Unfilled

Same-day HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) prescriptions and insurance navigation services led 70% of people at a Detroit sexually transmitted infection clinic to ask for a...

Primary Care Workforce Expanding, but Mostly in Cities

The number of primary care providers is increasing per capita in the United States, but they are still disproportionately concentrated in urban centers, researchers say....

RN Pay Remains Stagnant; LPNs Fare a Bit Better

Wages for registered nurses (RNs) remain stagnant and COVID-19 has prompted somewhat of an exodus, voluntary and involuntary, from the nursing profession, according to the...

California Joins Movement to Give NPs Practice Autonomy

The national movement to grant nurse practitioners (NPs) greater autonomy reached critical mass this week when California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill that will...

Pandemic-Led Changes in Healthcare Delivery Will Last: Experts

The COVID-19 pandemic has propelled rapid changes in healthcare delivery that are likely to stick around after the crisis ebbs, said representatives of Google Cloud,...

Who Is Tracking Health Care Workers Lost to COVID-19?

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. When police discovered the woman, she’d been dead at home for...

Patients Usually Understand and Agree With Physicians’ Notes

Given an opportunity to see physicians’ notes about their visits, patients mostly understand and agree with them, a survey shows. Overall, 93% of respondents said...

Intubation Boxes, Patients Refusing Masks

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape’s editors around the globe think...

Endocrinologists’ Pay Remains at Lower End of Physician Scale

Endocrinologists in the US report an average income that continues to be among the lowest of all specialist groups, according to results from the latest...

Code and Bill Correctly During COVID-19

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MAY 18, 2020 — The Coding Expert Answers Your Questions Betsy Nicoletti, MS, a nationally...

With Life in the Balance, a Pediatric Palliative Program Expands

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. In late March of 2020, when it became clear that hospitals...

Be Wary of New Treatments, HCW Infections

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape’s editors around the globe think...

California to Widen Pipeline of Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners

Jane Gunter, a nurse practitioner in Tuolumne County, California, has long wanted to specialize in mental health so she can treat patients who have anxiety,...

‘Hospital at Home’ May Boost COVID-19 Inpatient Capacity

Tufts Medical Center in Boston is partnering with Medically Home, a Boston-based company, to provide hospital-level care at home for non–COVID-19 patients who don’t require...