Business of Medicine
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.
Within a half hour of the ACC’s opening session of its virtual conference, nearly 13,000 people had logged on from around the world.
Visits began to rise again around Labor Day, but some specialties are still hard hit.
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.
Leaders must determine whether mentorship has been used to protect the status quo or move the culture forward, say Dr. Jacqueline Posada and Dr....