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New Medicare payment models: 359,000 clinicians are now participating

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services touts growing participation as evidence of value-based care's influence.

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FDA releases draft guidance on how drugmakers can share off-label information with physicians

Document offers examples of ways to communicate about approved labeling language.

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Online reviews of providers are here to stay

Yelp has set an expectation among consumers that they can find reviews online, even if doctors find the free-for-all format unsettling.

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US needs more black physicians: commentary

For both medical and cultural reasons, black patients should be able to choose a black physician if they want one, authors say.

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Survey finds a third of uninsured or sick patients feel disrespected by providers

Vulnerable patients want more information about pricing.

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Physicians could find themselves shut out of hospitals' bundling approach

Even if they are employed by a health system, physicians might not be chosen as part of a bundled pricing partnership.

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Senators on key panel generally supportive of vaccination

STAT News asked all 23 members of the Senate HELP Committee their views after Trump questioned vaccine safety.

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Tech money being poured into data-driven concierge primary care model

Questions remain whether "quantified self" approach to prevention will improve health of Forward Health's members

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Maybe I don't have asthma?

Study finds 1 in 3 adults misdiagnosed.

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Physicians in some specialties, regions charge much more than Medicare rates

On average, physicians charge 2.5 times Medicare rates, the analysis found.

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Doctors who tweet about drugs are likely to have financial ties

A series of articles in JAMA Internal Medicine explores conflicts, industry influence in guidelines, patient advocacy.

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A third of physicians are offering telehealth, another third are not interested

Physicians may be mixed in their interest in telemedicine, but venture capitalists still find it alluring

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Family rudeness affects NICU care

Teamwork is affected negatively by a rude parent, but this can be mitigated through training.

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Should I worry about my teething child's favorite chew toy?

Sophie the Giraffe reportedly prone to mold.

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