Category Archives: Provider News

AMA Updates Ethics Code

For the first time in more than 50 years the American Medical Association (AMA) has updated its code of ethics. The AMA Principles are standards of coduct that define the ethical behavior of physicians in all specialties. AMA Principles of … Continue reading

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Beware of Out-of-Network PPO Providers

Insurers continue to look for ways to control costs. While using the term “consumer-driven,” many of the changes are not in the best interests of consumers. One technique that continues to grow is the creation of smaller networks of doctors … Continue reading

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FDA Finds More Trouble With Compounding Pharmacies

Compounding pharmacies are licensed by state authorities to prepare specialized drug orders for individuals with a doctor’s prescription. Whereas most do, some have developed large production operations, preparing bulk medications for clinics and hospitals without prescriptions for individual patients. Not … Continue reading

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Smartphone Transforming Digital Healthcare

In the future your doctor may be prescribing more apps than meds. Take a look at how cardiologist Eric Topol, MD, has modified his iPhone to become a digital diagnostic tool. http://rockcenter.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/01/24/16677207-the-key-to-better-health-care-may-already-be-in-your-pocket-and-its-not-your-wallet?lite This is just one example of how technology can … Continue reading

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Provider Landscape Changing

As the nation gets ready to provide healthcare insurance in 2014 for millions of uninsured Americans, concerns are being raised about having adequate numbers of doctors to treat these new patients—many of whom are sick with multiple chronic diseases. Across … Continue reading

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