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Female docs still earn less than male colleagues

If a recent survey of female physicians is anything to go by, neurologists and family medicine physicians really love their jobs. Seventy-three percent of the former and 71 percent of the latter would choose medicine again, according to a recent physician compensation report published by  Medscape.

Compensation for primary care doctors outpaced specialties in 2015

It quite literally paid off to be a primary care doctor in 2015, according to a new salary survey from the Medical Group Management Association.

Physician groups oppose VA plan to expand nurse practice authority

Some physician groups oppose the Department of Veteran Affairs' proposed rule to give advanced practice registered nurses expanded practice authority, citing concerns about a lack of clinical oversight from physicians.

Despite gloomy predictions, ICD-10 implementation was smooth for most practices

More than seven months after the implementation of ICD-10, most physician practices reported a smooth transition to the new coding system, a survey by PracticeSuite found. 

Physician satisfaction: What docs can learn from composer John Williams

John Williams is a beloved man in Boston. The former conductor of the Boston Pops for 14 seasons, Williams has composed some of the most popular and recognizable film scores in cinematic history,...

Racism can flip the power dynamics between physician and patient

In the usual physician-patient encounter, it's the doctor who has the power. But that can all change when the physician is at the receiving end of a racist rant from a patient, writes J. Nwando Olayiwola, M.D., in a reflection piece in the  Annals of Family Medicine.

Nurse satisfaction: Hospitals launch new programs to improve job retention

Nurses may be split on their levels of job satisfaction, according to an article from the  Times Free Press, but hospitals in the region are working to combat the issue. 

Tomorrow's healthcare leaders must learn how to predict trends

Healthcare transformation will require leaders to hone their skills as futurists, argues a column in  Hospitals & Health Networks.

Keep proposed MACRA changes in perspective

Worries over the consequences of value-based payment methodologies in the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act obscure significant improvements the rule makes over the status quo, writes Bob Doherty, senior vice president of Government Affairs and Public Policy at the American College of Physicians, in an article published in  MedPage Today.

3 tips for dealing with angry patients

Consumer anger and frustration with the healthcare system is on the rise, and as the primary point of contact for patients using that system, doctors need to be aware and prepared, according to a story in  Medical Economics.