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The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the tremendous health inequities coursing through America. While these disparities may be new to some, they are not new to the communities long affected by them. Medical care isn’t a one-size-fits-all...
The Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC) meets three times a year to consider changes and additions to the “relative value” of more than 10,000 billing codes in the Medicare physician fee schedule. Each year, in a textbook example...
...the COVID-19 pandemic has shined much-needed light and advanced research on “whole-person health” by highlighting the correlation between behavioral health and overall wellness as many people with behavioral health challenges...
California led the nation in health care reform by enabling millions to obtain health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. This year, by expanding Medi-Cal to all Californians with low incomes, regardless of immigration status, our...
Community health workers like Norma Gerald, 63, perform a range of functions including social support, patient advocacy, and health system navigation, all with the goal of improving health. More broadly, they form a bridge between the...
Nearly three quarters of U.S. physicians (74%) are employed by hospitals, health systems or corporate entities as of January 1, 2022, according to new data from Avalere, in a study sponsored by the Physicians Advocacy Institute (PAI) that...
In the ongoing fight for racial justice, we must call on those in power to center the fight for equity around health. For too long, our country’s racist infrastructure has overburdened the physical and mental health of our communities....
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) outlined an action plan on April 20 that demonstrates the Biden-Harris administration’s ongoing efforts to provide high-quality, affordable health care for all people, regardless of...
For U.S. health systems emerging from the pandemic, the promise of patient-centered care is within reach, according to the 2022 Health Systems’ Climate Study. The study finds that health systems are shifting from the system-centered...
NEW YORK, April 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- After stagnating during the height of the pandemic, physician salaries rebounded 7% toward the end of 2021, with increases seen in primary care and all other specialties, according to the results of...
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — America is facing a workplace mental health crisis, with burnout, exhaustion and hopelessness more common among workers than ever before. A new survey, Mental Health in America: A 2022 Workplace Report, from the Society...
WATERTOWN, Mass., March 28, 2022—As the COVID-19 pandemic transitions to endemic, a seventh annual in-depth report on physician sentiments shows that physician burnout and high levels of concerns about staffing shortages are a worldwide...
The global pandemic has, rightfully so, grabbed headlines as we all grapple with its ongoing impacts on our health care system. What COVID-19 has also made painfully clear is how strained that system is, particularly in rural communities...
In a recent Senate Finance Committee hearing, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD, MBA, said, "We are on the verge of beating back one public health crisis in COVID-19, only to see another grow in its place ... We have the opportunity...
People who regularly see primary care physicians tend to live longer and healthier lives – if they can locate and secure doctors near home, Michigan doctors said. Despite the necessity of such practitioners, who handle patients from birth...
The Physicians Foundation has released part one of three of its 2022 Survey of America’s Physicians, which examines the current impact of social drivers of health (SDOH) on physician practice, physician wellbeing and their patients as well...
Michigan is experiencing a decline in the number of primary care physicians, with more shortages expected by 2030, particularly impacting residents in underserved areas.
If you’ve ever had trouble finding a primary care doctor, or getting an appointment with one when you’re sick, you’re not alone. And some of Vermont’s top medical experts say the primary care shortage is about to get worse. As state...
New York, March 15, 2022--Thousands of doctors and nurses from across the globe reveal what is needed to fill gaps and future-proof today’s healthcare system in a new report from Elsevier Health. Published two years after the COVID-19...
The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has released the Overview of Health Disparities, the final component in the Healthy People 2020 Final Review suite of products. This component displays changes over time in disparities for a...

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