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Jun 16, 2022
Corporate Acquisitions Accelerating Surge in Employed Physicians

New research from the Physicians Advocacy Institute (PAI), a nonprofit physician advocacy organization, in conjunction with the healthcare consultancy Avalere Health, indicates almost three quarters (73.9%) of all U.S. physicians were employed by a hospital, health system or other corporate entity as of Jan. 1, 2022,  up from 69% at the same point last year. […]

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Jun 7, 2022
Doctors, Politicians Battle Over COVID Disinformation, Standard of Care

A growing number of state medical boards have been pushing back against the minority of healthcare professionals spreading dangerous COVID-19 disinformation and prescribing unproven coronavirus treatments. They are increasingly meeting resistance from conservative lawmakers. “Physicians who generate and spread COVID-19 vaccine misinformation or disinformation are risking disciplinary action by state medical boards, including the suspension […]

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Sep 13, 2021
New Survey Indicates Independent Medical Practices Fared Better Than Expected During COVID-19 Pandemic

Cunningham Group take: This is great news for the independent physician and those hospital-employed physicians that are interested in opening up their own medical practice. We are hearing the same type of positive feedback from our clients all over the country. We will be announcing a new intiative soon to help our clients’ practices grow […]

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Jan 23, 2017
The Right Response to a Records Request

Many physicians will face a medical liability claim at some point during their practice – and most liability claims mean a request for patient records. Join us on the latest episode of Healthcare Matters, Patient Records Requests: What You Need to Know, as we discuss how to respond to patient records requests with Richard J. […]

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Aug 9, 2016
Telemedicine Reimbursement Rates

Telemedicine can have variable reimbursement rates, an important thing for physicians to be aware of. In the seventh and final part of our series, Physician Focus: Telemedicine, Healthcare Matters sits down with award-winning physician Dr. Jonathan Terry, an osteopathic physician and surgeon and psychiatrist who uses telemedicine extensively in his practice. Dr. Terry describes how […]

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Aug 2, 2016
Legislative Challenges to Telemedicine

Telemedicine offers many opportunities to patients, physicians and the healthcare system, including greater access and the possibility of lowering costs. However, telemedicine is also subject to state laws and regulations, which can make it easier to use in some locations than in others. For example, though Texas has a large and underserved rural population, Texas […]

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Jul 26, 2016
Electronic Medical Records and Documentation in Telemedicine

As with any physician-patient encounter, telemedicine needs to include proper documentation and use of electronic medical records. In Part V of our series, Physician Focus: Telemedicine, we talk with Dr. Jonathan Terry, an award-winning osteopathic physician and surgeon and psychiatrist who uses telemedicine extensively in his practice. Dr. Terry explains that, in addition to documenting […]

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Jul 20, 2016
Direct Primary Care Summit Shares Strategies for Making the DPC Model Flourish

By Erik Leander Hosted at the Crown Center in Kansas City, Mo., the 2016 Direct Primary Care Summit convened from July 8 – 10 to bring together seasoned DPC practitioners and those physicians interested in transitioning from traditional practice to the more patient-centered DPC model. The weekend event featured 13 educational sessions and ample networking […]

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Jul 12, 2016
Four Advantages of Telemedicine

In Part III of our series, Physician Focus: Telemedicine, we speak with award-winning physician Jonathan Terry, DO, ABIHM, about the many advantages telemedicine provides to both patients and physicians. Dr. Terry explains how telemedicine can promote positive interactions between doctors and patients, provide cost-effective care, increase convenience to patients and provide access to care for […]

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