FinanceMedPAC Mulls Scrapping 'Incident To' Billing for NPs, PAs
The commission also discussed a new path to turn mid-level providers into full-fledged physicians.
Clinical CareGun Safety Program Proposed for Pediatric Primary Care to Curb Youth Suicide
Firearm Safety Check features screening for the presence of guns in the home, counseling about safe firearms storage, and distribution...
Clinical Care5 Steps to Launch Clinical Councils and Boost Physician Engagement
Physician-led clinical councils seize on opportunities to improve quality and cut costs.
Clinical CarePatients' End-of-Life Surrogates Aren't as Ready as They Think
Selection of a surrogate for end-of-life decisions is just the starting point for effective advance care planning.
Clinical CareTime to Deprescribe? Protect Patients From Inappropriate Medications
To promote use of safer drugs and to lower risk of patient harm, pharmacists can guide patients and physicians in...
Clinical Care3 Ways to Limit ER Physician Use of Sleeping Aid Drugs
Sleep deprivation and fatigue have plagued emergency room physicians for decades but apparent widespread use of sleeping aid medications entails...
Clinical CareCare Coordination Built on 10 Shared Assumptions
Care coordination covers a multitude of activities and requires a coherent collaborative effort among policy makers, payers, community agencies, healthcare...
Clinical Care3 Reasons to Use Shock Index Assessment With Stroke Patients
In less than 5 minutes, the Shock Index assessment can gauge the severity of a patient's condition.
Clinical CarePredict Vascular Surgery Outcomes With This Simple Frailty Test
The Clinical Frailty Scale assessment can be performed in less than a minute and indicates likelihood of post-surgical mortality and...
Clinical CareBurnout Plagues 1 in 3 Residency Program Directors
A strong association is found between burnout and considerations of resigning among residency program directors.
Innovation4 Things You Should Know from Aetna Consumer Study
Consumers' perceptions of health are changing; here's a look at some surprising findings.
Clinical Care2 Approaches to Reduce Maternal Morbidity and Mortality
Health systems can use obstetrics department collaboratives and ER interventions to save mothers' lives.