Becoming a doctor no longer looks like it did just a half-decade ago.
“Open notes” mandates immediate patient access to inpatient and outpatient notes and testing and imaging results.
For those specialties not accustomed to wearing a mask all day, it’s frustrating: How many times have you had to repeat yourself today?
A chart in the draft physician fee schedule shows reductions for many specialties that do not routinely bill for office visits.
COVID-19 hospital policies are resulting in detrimental access-to-care issues.
While rules vary from state to state, some generalizations can be made.
It includes provisions to delay repayment by physicians of pandemic-related Medicare loans and to reduce the loans’ interest rate.
But physicians are adapting and still finding joy in treating patients.
The gap in specialists narrowed slightly.
Reductions felt by proceduralists and surgeons will counterbalance the good fortune of physicians who rely on office visits for the bulk of their...