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Interview Strategies for Hiring Medical Staff

Turnover on a medical administrative staff can be devastating. Workflow is disrupted, tasks need to be retaught, and finding a good fit can be elusive. For this and many other reasons, you should have a clear plan in place for...

Managing Your Online Reputation

The secret to offset a negative review is to balance it out with a five-star review. If you only have one review, and it’s a negative one, there’s not much you can do about it. A better approach might be to ask 30 patients who...

Photographing Patients

As phones turned into cameras, HIPAA created national standards to protect a patient’s sensitive health information, including their image, from being disclosed without consent. We can capture anything easily…but are we allowed...

Final Report Reassesses The Inclusion Of Race In eGFR

In a final report from the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) and the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Task Force, published in both the American Journal of Kidney Diseases and the Journal of the American Society of...

Understanding the Recent Supreme Court ACA Decision

We spoke with Dr. MedLaw to discuss the recent 7:2 decision that the Supreme Court issued in its third holding on the Affordable Care Act (ACA). What was the history of this case? In 2017, the individual mandate penalty was re-...

PW PODCAST: The Evolution of CME

During a recent PW Podcast, Rachel Giles, MD, from Medicom Medical Publishers, spoke with Graham McMahon, MD, MMSc, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)...

CKD Diagnoses May Be Overestimated In Older Population

Current CKD definitions that do not consider age-related eGFR decline may inflate the burden of CKD in the elderly, according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Researchers compared the outcomes associated with CKD...

Our Healthcare System May Be Failing, But It Isn’t Broken

I ’ve stood in front of conferences before and made my case: Our healthcare system is per- fect. “A perfect system? Ours?” I’ll hear people murmuring, “He’s a little bit crazy.” For decades, critics of the US healthcare system...

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