News tagged with care physicians

Childhood cancer survivors a growing patient population

(HealthDay)—Improved treatment of childhood cancer has led to an unprecedented health care problem, with primary care physicians unprepared to care for the special medical needs of adult cancer survivors, ...

Jan 06, 2014
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AMA details top five federal issues for 2014

(HealthDay)—Implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the repeal of Medicare's failed sustained growth formula, and the proposed roll-out of the International Classification of Diseases, Version 10, top ...

Jan 06, 2014
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Alternative to Medicare sustained growth rate proposed

(HealthDay)—A proposed alternative to the Medicare sustained growth rate (SGR) formula for physicians encourages Medicare to adopt advanced primary care practice (APCP) as a new provider category, according ...

Dec 26, 2013
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US adults want physicians managing their health care

(HealthDay)—U.S. adults prefer physicians to non-physicians for health care and would choose a physician to lead their medical team, according to the results of a survey commissioned by the American Academy ...

Dec 24, 2013
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Efficiency improvements aid physician capacity

(HealthDay)—Efforts aimed at improving the efficiency of primary care practices can make impacts in alleviating physician shortages through improved primary care capacity of existing practices, according ...

Dec 20, 2013
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Many physicians will stop practicing due to ACA

(HealthDay)—About half of physicians say that they plan to practice medicine for a shorter time or leave as soon as feasibly possible due to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to an article published ...

Dec 17, 2013
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SC free clinic model now replicated nationwide

What began two decades ago on Hilton Head Island as a free clinic using retired physicians and volunteers to care for the working poor has become a model for dozens of similar clinics nationwide. There are now 96 Volunteers ...

Nov 27, 2013
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Study shows displaying lab costs upfront can save money

Health care costs continue to go up, and physicians control more than 80 percent of those costs. Could providing physicians with real-time information about the cost of what they order help to restrain excessive testing? ...

Nov 21, 2013
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A happy patient is well connected to a doctor

A new trend in American health care is the patient-centered medical home. The approach revolves around a team of medical and health professionals who, working together, treat an individual, led by a primary-care physician ...

Nov 18, 2013
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