She said more studies that look at the association between satisfaction and readmissions with a broader patient pool would be beneficial to providers.
The increased use of artificial intelligence and machine learning is shifting the paradigm of medical research and treatment. These advanced technologies are providing researchers real-time access to every white paper and clinical case study conducted on a genetic disorder.
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Most graduating physicians want to get rid of significant student loan debt, not add to it by starting a practice. According to the Merritt Hawkins’ survey. Employers’ loan forgiveness programs allow young clinicians to reduce debt burdens in a tax-advantaged manner, explains Tom Davis, MD, principal of St. Louis, Mo.-based Tom Davis Consulting, which provides clinician career mentoring. These organizations typically make the loan payments directly, pay the clinician additional monies to cover the tax liability and then, at the end of the employment agreement, pay off a large balance (i.e., $100,000 to $200,000) with an additional bonus to cover income taxes.
Team-based care has been linked to better access, higher patient satisfaction, and improved chronic care management. But it also opens the door to turf wars and friction — particularly among physicians and advanced practitioners who work together in the exam room. To keep care teams on task and preempt potential conflict, effective leadership is a must.
Fortunately, it’s possible to blend these duties with an electronic payment system that promotes prompt and efficient reimbursement, said Childs, who presented at the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif., on October 10.
Many financial arrangements between referring physicians and ancillary service providers are structured to involve “commercial-only” payers. This is (half-jokingly) reputed to be because commercial payers “don’t have badges and guns.” A key distinguishing feature between commercial insurance fraud units and the [Office of the Inspector General] and the FBI. In other words, because Stark Law and the federal Anti-Kickback Statutes (AKS) only apply to government payers, the HHS OIG would not have jurisdiction over commercial-only cases. State laws (and certain federal laws), however, continue to apply.
Senate Republicans have moved to put a tax overhaul on the Senate floor in the next few days. Republicans are readying a bevy of last-minute changes that could redirect billions of dollars in the US economy over the next decade, changes that senators hadn’t even seen in writing mere hours before they voted 52 to 48 to start debate on the tax bill.
In addition, processes become simpler, mobile-enabled and less subject to latency, a far cry from the days when business critical information may have been stored on a piece of paper, in an in-tray, a filing cabinet, a scan, a CD, a shared drive, or Enterprise Content Management system. Anywhere, except where it was supposed to be.
The increase in productivity in the July-September quarter was double the 1.5 percent gain in the second quarter, the Labor Department reported Thursday. Unit labor costs rose a modest 0.5 percent in the third quarter, up only slightly from a 0.3 percent gain in the second quarter.