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How to provide patients the up-front price of treatment – ModernMedicine

Bradley Bullock, MD’s 12-year-old son injured his foot during gymnastics last year and needed an X-ray. Bullock, who practices internal medicine and pediatrics, took him to an imaging facility near one of his practice’s two locations in suburban Nashville. He’d referred countless patients to the facility, largely because of...
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Is partnership still worth it for physicians? – ModernMedicine

In today’s market, partnerships come with a number of risks and uncertainties, leading physicians to question whether they truly want to be tied to a practice for the long term. Physicians should evaluate partnership offers closely to ensure that they are not assuming excessive liabilities and obligations. Evaluate the...
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Potential CVS-Aetna merger: Top 6 industry implications – ModernMedicine

If a CVS-Aetna merger does happen, here are the top 6 industry implications: ;    The way could be paved for other new healthcare models. Hinde “Payers should pay close attention to the integration of pharmacy, retail, care management, and patient care that could be possible under a combined company,”...
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Pharmacist Sentenced to Prison for Oxycodone Scheme – ModernMedicine

An independent pharmacist was sentenced to eight years in federal prison this week for conspiracy to distribute oxycodone (OxyContin and other brands) and money laundering. Michael Ingram, who owned and operated Hometown Pharmacy in Georgetown, KY, admitted in his guilty plea that he illegally distributed and dispensed oxycodone by...
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Vaccine refusal impacts other routine care – ModernMedicine

Vaccine refusal is a real challenge to many pediatricians today, with up to 13% of parents requesting alternative vaccination schedules and roughly 3% refusing them altogether. Now, a new study from a team of military physicians examines the effects of vaccine refusal on the relationship between pediatricians and their...
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EHR fatigue has frustrated doctors looking to cut clinical hours – Healthcare IT News

The burden and bureaucracy of modern medicine, not to mention technological frustrations, inflict a toll on physicians and appear to be major factors influencing their intentions to reduce clinical work hours or leave the profession, according to new research by experts at the American Medical Association, Mayo Clinic...
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Educator assembling trove of medical artifacts, documents – Winchester Herald Chronicle

By JON O’CONNELL, The (Scranton) Times-Tribune Dr. Gerald Tracy, a clinical professor at the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine in Scranton, with an 1892 first edition of ‘The Principles and Practice of Medicine’ by Dr. William Osler. Above, a 1917 letter from Osler, whom doctors today call the ‘father...
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