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With tremendous change taking place in health care, the mood among family physicians is anxious, but there are reasons to be hopeful.
A review of the broad market trends can help you evaluate the specifics of your contract.
To find the right job, you have to ask the right questions about compensation and the work environment.
The Affordable Care Act's Sunshine Rule has gone into effect, requiring pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers to report any payments or transfers of value to physicians and practices. Physicians will need to take steps to familiarize themselves with the rule, prepare for the release of these reports to patients, and make sure inaccuracies don't go uncorrected and put them in a bad light.
This special report reviews the value of family medicine, the challenges it faces, and AAFP data on the nature of family medicine practice today.
Referring to a 1903 book on medical practice management, the author argues that physicians faced challenges 100 years ago that are startlingly similar to today's problems -- threats to primary care, inadequate income, scheming lawyers and more.
Good luck getting paid for those chips and sandwiches at the time of service.
The author explains 14 practice measures that can be used to gauge practice performance against established benchmarks as a starting point for practice improvement efforts.
What good old days? You're $1.35 an hour better off today.
The author reports the results of an AAFP survey of 730 members conducted to see what factors separated the high earners ($160,000 or more) from the low earners ($100,000 or less). The strongest influence was number of patient visits.