Gynecologists are more successful with instant claims adjudication than any other group of specialists, with 89% of gynecology claims resolved in less than 10 seconds
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced plans to award $598 million in grants to open as many as 70 regional offices next year to help practices adopt electronic health record systems.
Nearly half of physicians believe that various off-label uses of prescription drugs are approved by the Food and Drug Administration, according to a national survey.
Patients are going to have direct-to-consumer genetic tests done, regardless of our position on the subject. At the very least, we can offer them sound advice on the matter.
Choice of physicians and other health-care providers is sometimes influenced by quality data.
Physicians have many questions for consulting firms related to effects of the recession.
Massachusetts was the ideal setting to attempt universal coverage, but the influx of newly insured strained the system's ability to provide care and drove up costs. Dr. Lockwood offers his perspective on lessons to be learned from their mistakes.
As part of the economic stimulus package, the federal government is expected to spend more than $35 billion during the next decade on Medicare and Medicaid bonuses to physicians and hospitals that adopt certified electronic health records (EHRs), American Medical News (3/16/09) reported.
Finding the best way to fix our broken health-care system remains one of our major challenges. Dr. Charles J. Lockwood summarizes two competing approaches, one championed by Michael Porter, which revolves around integrated practice units (IPU), and one recommended by Alain Enthoven, which hinges on the use of large integrated health-care delivery systems (IHS).
A small but growing number of physicians are asking patients to sign agreements pledging not to post negative remarks about them on Web sites that allow the public to rate medical encounters.