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3 Ways to Prevent Physician Burnout

Medscape has been tracking physician burnout and suicide rates through their annual National Physician Burnout, Depression, and Suicide Report. Previous reports of physician burnout suggested that upwards of 50% of clinicians suffer from burnout or excessive work-related stress, afflictions that often lead to a decrease in quality of care for patients, and quality of life…

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What is the Healthcare Equality Index?

The Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) is the Human Rights Campaign’s national benchmarking tool used to evaluate healthcare facilities, their policies, and practices as they relate to the fair and equal treatment of LGBTQ patients, visitors, and employees. Since its conception, the HEI has encouraged and educated healthcare facilities across the United States to adopt LGBTQ-inclusive…

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HEDIS Season: The Home Stretch

As we approach the month of June, we also begin our downward slide towards the end of HEDIS season. HEDIS season, in all its glory, stretches through about 3 calendar seasons – and requires hard work from providers, chart reviewers, and record collection companies from December through October – depending on program enrollment, measures, and…

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The Healthcare Affordability Problem

When it comes to paying for healthcare, Sophie’s Choice becomes Everyman’s Choice. Would you rather feed your family or get that questionable mole biopsied? These are the types of questions otherwise well-adjusted families are forced to make on a regular basis. A recent Kaiser Family Foundation report revealed that the state of healthcare affordability is…

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UnitedHealthcare & AMA Join Forces To Improve Healthcare Accessibility

UnitedHealthcare and the American Medical Association have partnered up to take the next step towards a patient-centric healthcare system. Earlier this month, the organizations announced their intent to propose a collection of 23 new ICD-10 codes associated with social determinants of health (SDoH). This collaboration is just one of many initiatives fronted by UnitedHealthcare and…

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The Best (& Worst) States for Healthcare

In a 2017 survey, the Centers for Disease Control reported that 88.1% of the American population has a primary care physician or a fixed provider for medical care. Despite these impressive numbers, the United States falls behind on significant healthcare measures. Nationwide statistics such as this are few and far in between for Americans, as…

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What is Maternalism in Healthcare?

The United States healthcare system is responsible for several crowning achievements, modern innovations, and…failures. Among those failures is the creation of helicopter patient care. You’ve heard about helicopter parenting, the overbearing, over-anxious, micromanagement of children – but we’ve been adopting a similar philosophy when it comes to patient care and patient communication. It might be…

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How Health Care Law Can Fix the EHR Problem

In what has been touted by industry experts as, “…the most important article no one [else] will read”, The Sedona Conference Journal has released an article diagnosing the many legal “illnesses” that plague Electronical Health Records (EHR), and the subsequent sharing of private information.  EHR was once regarded as the savior of health care information…

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Are Your Eyes Deceiving You?

Are you being used by your doctor? Do you ever go to your optometrist for a routine eye exam and unknowingly leave with a medical condition? Were you asked for your medical insurance card at your visit? Why is that? Routine eye exams are covered by your vision plan. Most people go for an eye…

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CPC+, What’s all the Fuss?

Yesterday, CMS announced the next phase of their enterprising initiative to improve primary care. This nation-wide primary care model is the largest of its kind, and is known as the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+), is a five-year primary care medical home model aimed to begin in January 2017. CPC+ plans on creating a culture…

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