Misogyny persists in medicine; EHR matching problems commonplace; and much more

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> Misogyny in medicine is alive and well, with implications for physicians and patients, according to a commentary written by a student at the University of California Irvine. Post

> The jury is still out as to whether direct or concierge practices are an affordable healthcare alternative for the middle class, NPR reports. Article

> The president of the Massachusetts Medical Society has called a House bill's proposed seven-day limit on opioid prescriptions a "reasonable compromise," the Sentinel & Enterprise reports. Article

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> More than 200,000 eligible professionals are set to see a slash in their Medicare payments after failing to meet Meaningful Use standards in 2014, according to a fact sheet released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Article

> Providers continue to struggle regularly with patient matching issues and duplicative records in their electronic health records, according to a new survey in the Journal of AHIMA, a publication of the American Health Information Management Association. Article

And Finally… Thirsty thief. Article