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1 in 5 physicians use telehealth; burnout may drive more adoption, survey says Print E-mail
Written by FHInews   
Tuesday, 16 April 2019 17:52
 
Heather Landi reports for Fierce Healthcare on Apr 15, 2019:
About 1 in 5 physicians currently use telehealth to care for patients-up from about 5% in 2015-and that figure is expected to soar within the next few years, a new survey from telehealth company American Well  found. By 2022, more than half of physicians (61%) who are not currently using telehealth indicated they are either very likely or likely to start using telehealth representing half a million doctors, according to the survey, which polled 800 physicians. The survey revealed a correlation between physicians' interest in using telehealth and physician burnout. Specialists which are among the most burnt out according to an Advisory Board Company survey, including urologists, emergency medicine physicians, infectious disease specialists, and pediatricians, are also the top specialties willing to practice via telehealth, according to the American Well survey.
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Last Updated on Monday, 13 May 2019 18:12
 
Patient satisfaction doubles when docs address bad reviews Print E-mail
Written by FHI's Week in Review   
Monday, 15 April 2019 16:44
 
Tony Abraham reports for Healthcare Dive on 4/12/19:
Patientpop surveyed 839 patients on their experiences with online reviews. Patients like when their doctors respond directly to the bad reviews they post online, nearly doubling patient satisfaction rates and dropping the rate of dissatisfaction by as much as 59%, according to a survey from the practice management software company. Google was the most popular website for posting reviews among those surveyed, followed by the practice's site, Yelp and Facebook.
Read more in the curent issue of Week in Review>> https://conta.cc/2UGtrfR
 
Last Updated on Monday, 15 April 2019 16:51
 
Thinking about selling a medical practice? How to prepare your business Print E-mail
Written by Jackie Bain   
Tuesday, 09 April 2019 16:54
 
Thinking about selling a medical practice? Here are 5 steps for preparing your business in advance of a transaction.
  1. Visit your financial planner.
Be sure that you can afford to leave the business, if you are retiring. Most times, buyers will require a comprehensive non-compete and you should be absolutely certain that you are financially prepared to retire or sell before you sign that restrictive covenant.
  1. Visit your accountant.
Get your financial history in order. Review and re-review your tax returns and profit statements for the past three years to ensure that the business is appropriately reflected in those records. Take the time to clean up any "creative" bookkeeping so that the buyer is given a complete and accurate picture of the business they are buying into. You are likely going to have to make a representation that your financial disclosures are true, so take the time to get comfortable with that representation early on.
 
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Last Updated on Monday, 06 May 2019 17:56
 
Study: Medicaid Expansion Linked to Cardiovascular Health Improvement Print E-mail
Written by FHI's Week in Review   
Monday, 08 April 2019 11:18
 
EurekAlert! reports on 4/5/19:
Counties in states that expanded Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act had fewer deaths annually from heart disease compared to areas that did not expand Medicaid, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association's Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Scientific Sessions 2019.
Read more in this week's issue of Week Review>> https://conta.cc/2KihLer
 
Last Updated on Monday, 08 April 2019 11:24
 
Changes to Nursing Home Star Ratings Are Here Print E-mail
Written by Vitale Health Law   
Tuesday, 02 April 2019 16:44
 
Beginning this month, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is changing its star ratings on Nursing Home Compare and its Five-Star Quality Rating System, which allows consumers to compare quality between nursing homes. CMS says the updates "reflect more transparent and meaningful information about the quality of care that each nursing home is giving its residents." The changes, which are expected to go into effect by mid-April, include revisions to the inspection process, enhancement of new staffing information and implementation of new quality measures. As part of those changes, CMS will lift the freeze it imposed on health inspection ratings it put into place in February 2018.
 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 April 2019 16:49
 
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