Significant changes should be made to delivery and payment of telemedicine services, according to an article published by the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Establishing clear financial policies for practices and making it easy for patients to pay are two suggestions for improving practices' financial management, according to an article published online June 24 in Medical Economics.
The growth in US healthcare expenditure has slowed in recent years, coming some way toward closing the gap with other countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), according to an article in the health of Americans series published online July 1 in The Lancet.
The US Food and Drug Administration recently announced it will require the makers of testosterone replacement therapies to add general warnings about venous blood clots to product labels.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is fostering collaboration between the public health and health care systems and can improve quality of care and advance population health, according to an article in the health of Americans series published online July 1 in The Lancet.
Although hospitals routinely implement peer review processes to ensure that physicians are meeting the prevailing standards of care, the procedure has been associated with controversy.
A proposal to make it much easier for doctors licensed in one state to treat patients in other states in person, online, or by videoconference has been prepared by the Federation of State Medical Boards, which includes the agencies that license and discipline doctors
Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have released a study showing the potential of a dangerous interaction between a common supplement and prescription medication.
Regular aspirin use may be associated with a reduction in the risk of pancreatic cancer, according to a study published online June 26 in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.
The Colorado Supreme Court has ruled that patients can be at least partially responsible for their health outcomes resulting from their own unhealthy behavior, according to the American Medical Association (AMA), which supported the physicians in the case.