primary care physicians

Survey: Most Doctors Would Choose Another Career If They Could

September 16, 2013
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As healthcare executives, one of your greatest challenges is quite possibly having good communication with your doctors. Unfortunately, there can be a gulf between the C-suite and the medical suite. Take a second, then, and think about some of the physicians who are working the floors as you read this. Maybe one or two of […]

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Survey: Primary-Care Physicians Now Comprise Most In-Demand Specialty

August 29, 2013
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For years, if not decades, those considering a career in the medical field were told to, “Avoid primary care.” “You’ll work long hours for shoddy pay” went the reasoning. Then came, in no particular order, the physician-shortage crisis, healthcare reform, value-based care, quality outcomes, patient satisfaction, patient safety, population health, etc. etc. etc. Now, the […]

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Trend: Primary Care Physicians are Accepting More Medicare Patients than Before

August 27, 2013
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Here’s one of those trends for which the long-term implication can be difficult to decipher. According to Kelly Kennedy in USA Today, physicians are actually accepting more Medicare patients now than in previous years. This, in spite of the fact that 9,500 physicians opted out of Medicare in 2012 compared to 3,700 in 2009, a […]

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Harnessing the Hospitalist Movement (Part 4 of 4): Scheduling and Leadership

May 10, 2013

Wrapping up our weeklong look at various strategies healthcare organizations can use to effectively implement a hospitalist program, we move on to the third and fourth strategies discussed in Joe Cantlupe’s HealthLeaders Media article: scheduling and leadership. One of the problems hospitals often face with their hospitalist programs is unit scheduling. Instead of having their […]

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A Tale of Two Letters (Part 2 of 2): AMA Challenges CMS on Federal HIE Standards

April 4, 2013

Editor’s Note: In the second half of March, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services received two letters from influential voices in healthcare directly challenging recently proposed or enacted measures. The first challenge from the American Hospital Association regarding a new patient-experience survey was discussed in our last post. The second challenge from the American […]

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