Practice Management

3 Strategies to Manage Your Student Loan Debt After Medical School

3 Strategies to Manage Your Student Loan Debt After Medical School

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Most medical school graduates leave school carrying debt. Here's what you can do to better manage your student loan debt.

5 Essential Meditation Apps to Help Unwind In and Out of Your Practice

5 Essential Meditation Apps to Help Unwind In and Out of Your Practice

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Feeling physically and emotionally exhausted? You're not alone. Pull out your smartphone and download these 5 essential meditation apps.

3 Social Media Do's and Don'ts for Oncologists

3 Social Media Do's and Don'ts for Oncologists

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Social media has become a popular networking and marketing platform for oncologists. Here's what to do and what not to do on social media.

5 Ways to Make Social Media Work for Your Oncology Practice

5 Ways to Make Social Media Work for Your Oncology Practice

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Social media can be a valuable tool for oncologists. Here are 5 tips to make the most of it.

Corrective Action Plans May Accompany HIPAA Fines

Corrective Action Plans May Accompany HIPAA Fines

In serious breach cases, the HHS Office for Civil Rights may impose CAPs to prevent breaches from recurring.

Sharing Data Anonymously With HIPAA-covered Entities

Sharing Data Anonymously With HIPAA-covered Entities

If you are sharing data with other HIPAA-covered entities or those with whom you have a business associate agreement, a range of data can be shared comfortably.

How to Prepare for Smooth ICD-10 Transition

How to Prepare for Smooth ICD-10 Transition

The expectation of doom that came with the move to ICD-10 was nothing short of the hoopla surrounding Y2K.

Patients Who Self-reported Symptoms Experienced Improved Health-Related Quality of Life

Patients Who Self-reported Symptoms Experienced Improved Health-Related Quality of Life

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Patients who self-reported symptoms via a web-based interface experienced fewer hospital and emergency department visits and stayed on chemotherapy longer.

Five Twitter Feeds Every Oncologist Should Follow

Five Twitter Feeds Every Oncologist Should Follow

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Twitter is a great way for oncology professionals to interact with their peers and patients, and CTA has recommendations for some feeds you should be following.

Helping Patients With Cancer Avoid Financial Toxicity

Helping Patients With Cancer Avoid Financial Toxicity

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Cancer care costs are becoming a significant problem; however, a new tool may help oncologists assess how patients will be affected by treatment expenses.

ACO Model Calls for Health Care Delivery System Overhaul

ACO Model Calls for Health Care Delivery System Overhaul

Successful accountable care organizations involve physicians, hospitals, outpatient facilities, and address nonclinical factors.

'Truly Personalized Medicine' Emphasizes Value—Not Cost—of Cancer Care

'Truly Personalized Medicine' Emphasizes Value—Not Cost—of Cancer Care

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With the cost of cancer care rising, an ASCO task force has been established to create a framework for assessing relative value of cancer treatment.

Training Improves Oncologists' Communication Skills

Training Improves Oncologists' Communication Skills

Docs' performance scores improve in terms of emotional support and ability to deliver information.

Peter Yu, MD: The Nature of Care — A National Dialogue

Peter Yu, MD, elaborates on the importance of fostering a national dialogue surrounding value-based medicine, which accounts for costs, clinical outcomes, patient preferences, and more.

Peter Yu, MD: Transforming Data into Learning

Peter Yu, MD, incoming president of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, talks about the theme of his presidency--transforming data into learning--and the best way for clinicians to gain important information.

Shared Decision-making Ups Clinical Trial Participation, But Few Still Enroll

Shared Decision-making Ups Clinical Trial Participation, But Few Still Enroll

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CHICAGO, IL—Fewer than 5% of adults with cancer enroll in clinical trials, despite such enrollment being critical to evaluate new therapies.

AMA Proposes New Payment Models to CMS

AMA Proposes New Payment Models to CMS

The American Medical Association (AMA) and other specialty societies have created new care delivery and payment models that they expect to be supported by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Cancer Care Improves When Oncologists Relate to Patients

Cancer Care Improves When Oncologists Relate to Patients

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Results from a recent study show that patients with cancer adhere better to treatment and experience higher levels of satisfaction if they sense mutual respect between themselves and their oncologist.

Direct Pay Models May Eliminate Administrative Hassles for Docs

Direct Pay Models May Eliminate Administrative Hassles for Docs

Direct-pay practice models can allow doctors to reduce, or possibly eliminate, the administrative hassles and costs of dealing with insurance.

AMA Aims to Improve Physicians' Personal Well-Being

AMA Aims to Improve Physicians' Personal Well-Being

Managing stress and finding a reasonable work-life balance is important for physicians.

Many Docs Order Unnecessary Medical Tests

Many Docs Order Unnecessary Medical Tests

Most physicians believe that doctors order too many medical tests, yet half admit to doing so themselves in response to a patient who insists, a new survey shows.

Pros and Cons of EHR Documentation Strategies

Pros and Cons of EHR Documentation Strategies

There are multiple documentation strategies available for physicians to use to improve their interaction with patients and optimize their use of electronic health records.

AMA Offers Payment Guides for New Care Models

AMA Offers Payment Guides for New Care Models

The American Medical Association (AMA) has developed new tools to aid physicians in understanding payment arrangements in evolving fee-for-value care models.

Comprehensive Report Suggests Access to Cancer Care Threatened

Comprehensive Report Suggests Access to Cancer Care Threatened

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ASCO's new report on the state of cancer care provides a sobering view of the future cost and strain that treating cancer will put on oncologists and patients alike.

Medicare ACOs Face Barriers to Achieving Organizational Accountability

Medicare ACOs Face Barriers to Achieving Organizational Accountability

There are significant challenges to achieving organizational accountability in accountable care organizations assigned to Medicare beneficiaries.

8 Million People Signed Up for Health Insurance

8 Million People Signed Up for Health Insurance

Eight million Americans signed up for private health insurance during the just-concluded first enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act.

Dust Hasn't Settled on Supreme Court's Gene Patent Ruling

Dust Hasn't Settled on Supreme Court's Gene Patent Ruling

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Although dire predictions about the ruling on the biotech industry and health care have not come to pass, questions remain regarding the sequence-interpreting experience of the new crop of BRCA testing labs.

Fewer Americans Overwhelmed by Medical Bills

Fewer Americans Overwhelmed by Medical Bills

While millions of Americans still feel hamstrung by medical expenses, a new government report shows that some people are getting relief.

Sebelius Resigns as HHS Secretary

Sebelius Resigns as HHS Secretary

US Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is stepping down from her position, after overseeing the troubled rollout of the Affordable Care Act.

Medicare Paid Some Docs $3 Million Each in 2012

Medicare Paid Some Docs $3 Million Each in 2012

A small number of doctors received at least $3 million each in Medicare payments in 2012, for a total of nearly $1.5 billion.

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