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Online Ratings Affect Patient Choice of Physician
About two-thirds of the general US population is aware of online physician rating sites, according to a research letter published in the Feb. 19 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Physicians More Likely to Be Burned Out Than Non-Doctor Peers
Trainees and early-career physicians are more likely to be burned out than control population samples, according to research published online Jan. 20 in Academic Medicine.
Direct-to-Consumer Genomic Testing Concerns Explored
Various concerns relate to direct-to-consumer genomic testing, according to an ideas and opinions piece published online Feb. 10 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
ICD-10 Implementation Likely to Be Financial Disaster
The American Medical Association is continuing its efforts to stop implementation of the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, citing the huge financial burden for physicians.
Congress Agrees on Legislation to Replace Sustainable Growth Rate Formula
Congress has agreed on legislation to repeal the Sustainable Growth Rate formula, which will guarantee Medicare providers annual 0.5 percent reimbursement increases as new payment models are introduced, according to an article published Feb. 11 in Medical Economics.
CMS Extends 2013 Meaningful Use Attestation Deadline
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services have extended another deadline for the Medicare electronic health record Incentive Program, according to an article published Feb. 11 in Medical Economics.
In Patients Hospitalized for Heart Failure, Hyponatremia Predicts Complications, But Not Mortality
In a real-world sample of patients hospitalized for heart failure (HF), hyponatremia predicted clinical complications during admission, but it was not linked to short-term mortality or readmission.
Affordable Care Act Enrollment Nears 3.3 Million
3.3 million Americans have signed up for health insurance through the state and federal marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act, the Obama administration announced Wednesday.
Addiction Medicine
US Officials Target Escalating Drug Overdoses
As deaths from heroin and prescription painkillers mount across the United States, government officials are searching for ways to stem the toll of addiction.
Mid-Sized Companies Get Extra Year to Comply With Affordable Care Act
Medium-sized companies will have another year before they have to provide employees with health insurance or face tax penalties, the Obama administration announced Monday.
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