Tag: practice management

US Cancer Drug Approvals Ensure Access but Not Value

Cancer drugs that have been approved in the United States are often not immediately approved in the United Kingdom and Canada, owing to uncertainty over...

Gastroenterologists Split on Less Pay for More Life Balance

Work-life balance was the top concern by far among gastroenterologists, according to responses in the Medscape Gastroenterologist Lifestyle, Happiness & Burnout Report 2021. Gastroenterologists were...

Volunteer Vaccinators Run Into Hurdles

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Jason Gallagher, a licensed pharmacist and professor of infectious diseases at...

San Francisco, LA Prioritize 2nd Shots, Close Some Sites

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco is the latest California city...

GME Funding Tied to Better Outcomes, Resident Scores

Graduate medical education (GME) funding is linked with better patient outcomes and resident academic performance but did not boost hospitals’ bottom line, according to an...

Medicaid Physician Fees Still Lag Medicare Payment Rates

Medicaid fees for physicians have continued to lag those paid by Medicare, a trend that may make it difficult for some patients to find care,...

Can Any Public Hospital Survive?

New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, North Carolina, is a publicly owned hospital delivering good care at lower prices than most others and still...

US Drug Prices Much Higher Than in Other Nations

Prescription drug prices in the United States are more than 250% times higher overall than those in 32 other countries, according to a new report...

Global Demand for Cancer Surgery Expected to Soar

Global demand for cancer surgery will increase by 52% by 2040, with underresourced, low-income countries shouldering the greatest burden, a modeling study suggests. A second...

PCPs Play a Small Part in Low-Value Care Spending

Primary care physicians (PCPs) generate only a small part of the $75 billion to $100 billion wasted every year on low-value care, according to a...

Many EM Docs Have Treated COVID Patients Without Proper PPE

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Many emergency medicine (EM) physicians who responded to a Medscape survey...

White House Being Deep Cleaned Before Inauguration

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Because of COVID-19 outbreaks that occurred at White House events under...

Biden’s First Order of Business May Be to Undo Trump’s Policies

The party split in Congress is so slim that, even with Democrats technically in the majority, passing major health care legislation will be extremely difficult....

First to Extend Health Coverage to Undocumented Seniors

As a nurse manager for one of Chicago’s busiest safety-net hospitals, Raquel Prendkowski has witnessed covid-19’s devastating toll on many of the city’s most vulnerable...

The Cat’s Meow

When fourth-year medical student Chevelle Winchester was finishing her psychiatry rotation in Chicago under neurologist and psychiatrist Alan R. Hirsch, MD, she encountered a patient...

Even for Wealthy, US Healthcare Can’t Match Care in Other Nations

(Reuters Health) – When it comes to health care, even privileged white Americans fare worse than the average citizens of 12 other developed countries, a...

Judge Delays Rule That Cuts Pay for Drugs in Docs’ Offices

The Trump administration has failed to persuade a judge of the need to rush the implementation of major changes in payments for drugs administered in...

Nurse Burnout Has Soared During Pandemic, Survey Shows

Nurses and advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), when asked to rate their burnout before the pandemic and 6 months into it, reported levels that in...

Physicians Find Perks in COVID-19 Relief Bill

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The mammoth COVID-19 relief bill passed by Congress Monday night includes...

Democrats Are Running Hard on Health Care in Georgia’s Runoffs

In this Nov. 20, 2020, photo, Vice President Mike Pence and Kelly Loeffler wave to the crowd during a Defend the Majority Rally in Canton,...

How You Can Save Money in Your Practice by Going Green

Ted Shieh, MD, developed a passion for environmental advocacy after an oil tanker crashed and spilled crude oil on a Taiwan beach where he had...

Rapper Nicki Minaj Pays Tuition, Helps Future Black Doctor

Earlier this month, prospective med student Artavion Cook graduated from college, something made possible by the help of a famous female rapper. In 2017, Cook...

Biden Taps Vivek Murthy, MD, for Surgeon General

President-elect Joe Biden has nominated Vivek H. Murthy, MD, MBA, to serve as the 21st surgeon general of the United States. If he is confirmed,...

As Hospitals Cope With COVID-19 Surge, Cyber Threats Loom

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — By late morning on Oct. 28, staff...

COVID-19 Pneumonia Paper Earns Expression of Concern

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Researchers in China have received an expression of concern for a...