Tag: telehealth (telemedicine)

Family Physician Joseph E. Scherger Champions Lifestyle Change

Joseph E. Scherger, MD, MPH, is a family physician of 40 years and an avid runner who has carried over his passion for fitness and...

Globally, US Doctors Paid Most, Women Paid Least: Survey

Physicians in the United States get paid the most, are most satisfied with their compensation, and have a higher net worth, according to a new...

Patients and Providers Experience Telemedicine Growing Pains

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Crystal Joseph pays for two telemedicine video services to ensure that...

Medicare Proposes Direct Payments to PAs, Telehealth Expansion

Medicare intends next year to allow physician assistants (PAs) to begin directly billing for their work and to expand coverage of telehealth services. It also...

Most US Adults 50 and Older Report Good Health: Survey

Most U.S. adults (77%) age 50 and older in the United States rated their overall health as good, very good, or excellent in an online...

Lawmakers Debate How Much to Pay for On-Call Phone Appointments

It took covid-19 to give millions of Americans the option of telling their doctor about their aches and pains by phone. But now that more...

Americans Want Telehealth to Stay, National Poll Shows

A significant proportion of patients want telehealth services to remain a permanent part of healthcare, newly released results from a national poll show. Sponsored by...

Pandemic Boosts Care for Serious Illnesses at Home

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Late last year, Janet Yetenekian was one of the thousands of...

Plastic Surgeons Had Top Pay and Largest Bump in Pandemic

One third of plastic surgeons saw their income decline over the last year, but the specialty overall earned the most among the 29 specialties in...

Docs Mobilize Help For Indian Colleagues Affected by COVID Surge

Clinicians from across the world are banding together to mobilize help for their colleagues in India, where more than 300,000 new cases of COVID-19 have...

Experts Say Teledermatology’s Post-Pandemic Role Is Unclear

After a steep rise in the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and a slow decline that started in the summer, telehealth consults in dermatology remain...

Feds Investigating Telehealth Charges in Upsurge

With telehealth restrictions eased during the COVID-19 pandemic in an effort to limit potential exposure to the virus, virtual care has become more common and...

Millennials Turning to Telehealth, Online Research

The internet is often the first place many of us go to find information, whether it’s about hotels, music, or furniture. And health guidance is...

Pandemic Slices Medicare Physician Spending in First Half of 2020: AMA

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, physician spending in the fee-for-service Medicare...

Senate Committee Splits in Party-Line Vote on HHS Nominee Becerra

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The Senate Finance Committee split 14-14 on a party-line vote today...

COVID Pivot to Telepsychiatry Offers New View Into Patients’ Lives

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. When Tufts University psychiatrist Manuel Pacheco, MD, sees his patients these...

Top 10 Technology Hazards: Pandemic Plays Key Role

The pandemic has posed unprecedented challenges for patient care — difficulties faced each day by clinicians, clinical engineers, IT specialists, supply chain managers, and other...

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...

New Tools Allow Patients With Chronic Conditions to Stay Home

From diabetes to attention deficit, home-based health management tools kept patients and clinicians connected during 2020 in ways that likely will last beyond pandemic lockdown....

Telehealth Finds Acceptance Among Patients With Cf, Clinicians

Telehealth is widely accepted among individuals with cystic fibrosis (CF) and the physicians who treat them, according to three new studies. The surveys examined attitudes...

European Dermatologists Unhappy With Pandemic Teledermatology

European dermatologists shifted en masse to teledermatology during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, and most of them disliked the videoconferencing experience intensely, according to...

Improvements to Cancer Clinical Trials After COVID-19 Wreckage

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. As the COVID-19 pandemic rolled across North America earlier this year,...

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....

Most Docs Prefer a Public-Private Combo for Health Reform: Survey

Two thirds of physicians recently surveyed by the Physicians Foundation support a two-tiered healthcare reform plan that combines private insurance with a “single-payer” option. In...

Outpatient Visits Rebound for Most Specialties to Pre-COVID Levels

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. After taking a nosedive during the initial wave of the COVID-19...