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In surprise move, CMS announces Medicare Advantage pay increase

After proposing in February a 1.9 percent cut in reimbursement to insurers in the Medicare Advantage program, Medicare made a surprise announcement and said there would, instead, be a 0.4 percent increase. This is the second year Medicare...

source: By Pamela Lewis Dolan
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The medical liability system in the U.S. is dysfunctional for physicians and their patients, but healthcare systems that have enacted successful reform offer hope for the future, according to a report from the American College of Physicians (ACP). "The medical liability...

source: MedPage Today

If you've had your fill of trying to keep an independent practice afloat and are finally ready to sell, hoping to cash in on the buying spree by hospitals that's been going on for the past several years, join the exodus. According to the Wall Street Journal, nearly 25 percent...

source: Medscape (free subscription)

Patients and impatience —often they go together like unflattering hospital gowns and exposed derrieres. Few things can test your patience as much as waiting to learn about — and worrying over — the state of your health....

source: Las Vegas Review-Journal

The transition to electronic health records can bring some concerns for healthcare providers, including...

source: By Jessica Taylor

For 12 hours a day, the waiting room at Dr. Gustavo Villarreal’s family practice is often packed with patients, people who will pay a flat $50 fee for the convenience — or necessity — of a walk-in, quick-turn doctor’s visit. Villarreal’s...

source: The Texas Tribune

Researchers have successfully engineered human tissue from autologous tissue for the reconstruction of nasal alar lobules in one first-in-human trial while investigators in separate study were able to engineer and implant vaginas in young women with congenital aplagia. The...

source: Family Practice News

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