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Medicaid Pay Hike for Docs Opened Doors for Patients

January 22, 2015 – 11:31 AM |
doctors money

Money talks.
A temporary Medicaid pay raise that was part of President Barack Obama’s health law made it easier for poor adults to get appointments with …

Docs Should Negotiate Health Care Payer Contracts

January 21, 2015 – 9:53 AM |

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The terms in health care payer contracts are not immutable, and contracts should be negotiated, according to an …

Cost of Smoking Can Exceed $2 Million Over Lifetime

January 20, 2015 – 3:40 PM | 2 Comments

The average financial cost of smoking is about $1.4 million.  That’s the estimated amount one person will spend during their lifetime as a smoker, according …

Docs Work Up To 80 Hours Per Week

January 19, 2015 – 9:56 AM |

MONDAY, Jan. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Physicians work long hours, with most working 40 to 60 hours per week and a considerable proportion working …

Physicians Under Pressure To Remain Independent

January 16, 2015 – 12:08 PM | One Comment

By Dr. Fred Davis
In order to maintain their autonomy, independent physicians must look to new and innovative practice models that allow them to adapt to …

Rural Doc Launches Startup To Ease Pain Of Dying Patients

January 13, 2015 – 11:13 AM |
palliative medicine

By April Dembosky
Dr. Michael Fratkin is getting a ride to work today from a friend.
“It’s an old plane. Her name’s ‘Thumper,’” says pilot Mark Harris, …