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Charges Per Claim Up With Private Equity Acquisition of Practices

Increase seen in volume of encounters in aggregate and in share of office visits billed as longer than 30 minutes

Not Enough Time in a Day for Recommended Primary Care

Primary care providers estimated to need 26.7 hours/day to provide recommended care for hypothetical patient panel

AMA: Nine in 10 Americans Want Their Health Info Kept Private

AMA survey unearthed concerns about data privacy protections and confusion about who can access personal health information

Impact of Affiliation Mixed for Rural U.S. Hospitals

Benefits seen for financially distressed hospitals, but affiliation increases risk for closure among financially stable hospitals

Teenager and doctor at desk in clinic.

State Laws on Teen Privacy Do Not Reflect Pediatric Standards of Care

Providing confidential care to adolescent patients set as priority by medical societies, but guidelines limited by compliance with state laws


Physicians Accept Remote Auscultation Alternative for Quarantined Patients

Remote digital auscultation of heart and lungs acceptable alternative to standard physical examination for COVID-19 patients in quarantine wards

Health Care Employee Turnover Recovering

Physician Assistants Commonly Employed in Dermatology

Mean annual increase of 11.6 percent in number of PAs in dermatology reported compared with 7.8 percent in all other specialties

Health Care Employee Turnover Recovering

However, recovery is uneven, particularly among historically marginalized racial and ethnic groups

Health, Economic Impact of COVID-19 Set to Lessen in Coming Years

Health care use projected to normalize after decline in 2020; remaining federal supplemental spending expected to decrease through 2024

Debt Valuation of Private Equity-Backed Dermatology Groups Down

Valuation of debt instruments significantly decreased from May to August 2019, followed by further decrease during COVID-19