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PERSONAL FINANCE
All of the major credit card companies offer fraud protection, meaning that in most cases, customers won't be liable for fraudulent purchases made against their accounts. But those protections sometimes come with fine print.
Though virtually unheard of a half-century ago, state lotteries have become a $70 billion industry in the United States. These states have the largest lotteries, ranked by sales.
You likely recommend your patients get an annual physical to assess their health. If you want to achieve your long-term financial goals, make sure you also get an annual financial check-up.
INVESTING
Markets do crash. Oil certainly has in the past few months. Stocks crashed in 2007. It happens. But usually, it doesn't.
Plunges in energy and international stocks can offer rebalancing opportunities; Avoid “recency bias.”
The year 2014 turned out to be a good one for the health insurance sector in spite of fears that the healthcare reform would make it tough on the industry. Not only did many health insurers meet or beat earnings, they even outperformed the S&P 500.
RETIREMENT/PLANNING
American employers aren’t doing a good job of preparing for the aging workforce, according to new research.
Those of us who have been managing our own portfolios for years sometimes forget just how overwhelming and complicated it can seem in the beginning. If you are an investor who has recently been inspired to start saving for retirement, here are 5 steps you should follow to get started off on the right foot.
The Year 2015 is almost 2 weeks old, but it’s never too late for a new year’s resolution, particularly for something as important as retirement.
PRACTICE MANAGEMENT
A bill slated for introduction in the United States Senate would generate funding for medical research by adding a new penalty for drug companies that break the law.
In Armstrong vs. Exceptional Child Center, several providers for developmentally disabled Medicaid patients sued the State of Idaho after officials failed to increase Medicaid payments as required under a formula approved by the federal government.
Data mining has long been used in ecommerce, from music companies trying to anticipate the song you want to listen to next or tech marketers scanning your social media profile to make a pitch. Now it has become a federal fraud-busting tool.
LIFESTYLE
WiFi is quickly becoming ubiquitous in hotels, but that doesn't mean the WiFi will be fast, or free. The hotels in these 10 cities excel at providing quality, quick, wireless Internet.
Just as the technology for delivering healthcare improves, the technology for delivering information continues to advance. These 7 podcasts offer a convenient way to keep up with the latest medical news and research.
What makes a city a great place to live? The answer can vary depending on a person’s generation. These cities are the best bets for people 35 and under.
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COLUMNS
Jeff Brown, MD
Jeff Brown, MD, is a Board Certified Family Practitioner, currently specializing in geriatrics as a Medical Director, and is also a consultant for the California Medical Board .
Shirley Mueller, MD
Shirley Mueller, MD is a physician turned financial consultant and investment educator who specializes in guiding clients, both one-on-one and in groups, about how to effectively self-invest using a simple and effective three-step approach
Greg Kelly
Greg Kelly, the son and grandson of medical doctors, writes on the financial knowledge he's gleaned from physicians in his personal life and from while he was the editor of Physician's Money Digest from 1994-2005.
LATEST PMD ARTICLES
A bill slated for introduction in the United States Senate would generate funding for medical research by adding a new penalty for drug companies that break the law.
WiFi is quickly becoming ubiquitous in hotels, but that doesn't mean the WiFi will be fast, or free. The hotels in these 10 cities excel at providing quality, quick, wireless Internet.
All of the major credit card companies offer fraud protection, meaning that in most cases, customers won't be liable for fraudulent purchases made against their accounts. But those protections sometimes come with fine print.
In Armstrong vs. Exceptional Child Center, several providers for developmentally disabled Medicaid patients sued the State of Idaho after officials failed to increase Medicaid payments as required under a formula approved by the federal government.
The secret to success in anything is adequate preparation. Here are a few more tools to fend off the forces of evil who want to make your hotel stay too expensive and unpleasant.
Markets do crash. Oil certainly has in the past few months. Stocks crashed in 2007. It happens. But usually, it doesn't.
American employers aren’t doing a good job of preparing for the aging workforce, according to new research.
Earlier studies indicated that money can’t buy contentment. More recent research suggests that this is only partially true.
Just as the technology for delivering healthcare improves, the technology for delivering information continues to advance. These 7 podcasts offer a convenient way to keep up with the latest medical news and research.
Data mining has long been used in ecommerce, from music companies trying to anticipate the song you want to listen to next or tech marketers scanning your social media profile to make a pitch. Now it has become a federal fraud-busting tool.
PMD Poll
Money Arguments
Have you ever argued with someone about money?
Student Loans
Do you have any regrets about how you financed your/your child's college education?
Specialty
What is your specialty?
Money
Do money discussions make you uncomfortable?
Scam
Have you ever fallen victim to a financial scam?
Social Media
Do you use social media to interact with patients/clients/consumers?
Retirement Savings
What’s your biggest retirement financial concern?
Finance Crisis
It has been five years since the financial crisis. Do you feel more or less financially prepared as a result of the crisis?
Burnout
Are you feeling burned out?
Real Estate
Would you invest in real estate right now?
Job Satisfaction
What do you consider to be the largest factor for your job satisfaction?
Turnover
Have you noticed an increase in physician turnover where you work?
Intervention
Should our political leaders intervene in citizens' health with things like soda taxes?
Audit
Have you ever been audited?
EHR/EMR
How satisfied are you with your EMR/EHR?
Malpractice
Have you been involved in medical malpractice litigation?
Sequestration
Sequestration took effect on Friday; were you surprised Congress wasn't able to make another last-minute deal?
Tax Cheating
Is it acceptable to cheat on your taxes?
EHR Productivity
How long after launching an EHR did it take for your practice to return to full productivity?
Networking
Are you comfortable networking and promoting yourself?
Sequestration
Do you think Congress will prevent the across-the-board budget cuts when it's back in session?
Emergency funds
Do you have sufficient emergency funds?
Tax Refund 2013
Will you be receiving a tax refund this year?
Sunshine Act
How well do you know and understand the Sunshine Act?
Money and Relationships
Do you and your significant other discuss finances often?
Stocks
U.S. stocks recently passed five-year highs; what are your expectations for the rest of 2013?
Diagnosis
Have you had any experience with overdiagnosis or misdiagnosis?
Back Taxes
Do you have any back taxes to file?
Online Reviews
Do you check online physician reviews from patients?
ACO
What has been your experience with Accountable Care Organizations?
Tax Prep
Have you started thinking about your taxes?
Resolutions
Did you make any New Year's resolutions?
Fiscal Cliff Legislation
Are you happy with the legislation Congress passed to avert the fiscal cliff?
2012 recap
Was 2012 a good year for you financially?
Markets 2013
What are your expectations for the stock market in 2013?
Investing
Would you ever in invest in penny stocks?
Marketing
Do you blog as part of your marketing plan?
Medicare/Medicaid
Will you still accept Medicare and Medicaid patients in 2013?
Work-Life
How well are you managing work-life balance?
Retiring
Are you considering retiring abroad?
Fiscal Cliff Coverage
How closely are you following the fiscal cliff story?
E-Prescribing
How often do you e-prescribe?
End of Year 2012
Have you made all your tax-planning and investment moves for the end of 2012 yet?
Holiday Shopping 2012
Do you go shopping on Black Friday or Cyber Monday for holiday gifts?
SGR 2013
What's the fate of the expected 27% Medicare reimbursement cut?
Fiscal Cliff
Do you think Congress will avert the fiscal cliff by the end of 2012?
Stocks React to Election
How will the stock market react in the week following the election?
Election 2012
Is your mind already made up about the presidential election?
Tax Climate
How is the business tax climate where you live?
Presidential Debate 2012
How do you think President Obama’s poor debate performance will affect the election?
Abbott Laboratories
Should Abbott's Richard Gonzalez get a free pass on the lie about his college degrees considering his 30-plus years of work experience at Abbott?
Retirement Savings
How confident are you that you're currently saving enough to live comfortably during retirement?
QE3
Are you happy with the Fed's third round of quantitative easing?
Stocks and Election
The conventions are over and we're into election season. How do you think the stock market will behave until Nov. 7?
Costs
Have you seen cost of services go up as independent practices are acquired by hospitals and hospital systems?
Mobile EHR
Would you like to be able to access an EHR from your mobile device?