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Receipt of opioid-related payments from industry in 2014 was associated with increased opioid prescribing in 2015

Opioid-Related Payments Linked to Increase in Opioid Rx

Receipt of any opioid-related payment from industry in 2014 tied to increase in opioid claims in 2015
Physicians should be aware of the correct protocol for

Practices Should Be Aware of Correct Way to Fire Employees

Practices should be aware of basic employment laws in their state, which vary with number of employees
A new clinic satisfaction tool improves communication and provides real-time feedback

New Clinic Satisfaction Tool Provides Real-Time Feedback

Also improves communication and satisfaction between physicians and patients
Changes can be implemented to help reduce physician frustration with electronic health records

Suggestions Offered to Reduce Physician Frustration With EHRs

Eight suggestions include providing individualized optimization training to personalize EHR settings
One practice's three-pronged approach successfully improved physician engagement

Three-Pronged Approach Can Improve Physician Engagement

Strategy used by one practice improved physician engagement and relieved burnout
Physicians are increasingly being challenged to protect their practice finances while helping patients without insurance

Doctors Facing Challenge to Help Needy While Protecting Practices

Many practices are finding it difficult to maintain their viability while caring for patients who can't pay
Most patients want greater connectivity

Patients Want Physicians to Have Greater Connectivity

Most patients want greater connectivity, online tools, convenience via SMS, and more time with doctors
Health care consumers have four major concerns regarding their physicians

Top Consumer Concerns Reported About Physicians

Concerns relate to time with physicians; technology detracting from patient care; rising costs
A program that integrates clinical pharmacists into established primary care medical home practices helps patients achieve better disease management for high blood pressure and diabetes mellitus

Pharmacist Participation in Medical Homes Aids Outcomes

Findings based on disease management goals for diabetes, blood pressure control
CVS Health's planned purchase of insurance giant Aetna

CVS-Aetna Merger Has Implications for Doctors’ Offices

More health services will likely move out of doctors' offices to store-based providers