Leveraging Debt Relief to Fight the Physician Shortage

Median medical school graduate debt in 2018 was $200,000, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).

Health Insurance and the Locum Tenens Physician

Some physicians savor the flexibility, diverse workplaces and other aspects of locum tenens work. Life as an independent contractor, however, raises questions about securing good health insurance in the absence of an employer-sponsored plan.

Medical Real Estate

Small Practices Battling High Building Costs, Experts Say

Healthcare providers are facing markedly increased construction costs — a reality that may be especially tough on smaller medical practices, says Kris Miller, President of Atlanta-based commercial real estate firm Ackerman & Co., in...

Business of Medicine

MS Patients on Medicare Face Rising Costs

Complex rules are forcing Medicare patients diagnosed with MS to pay vastly more for care, new research finds.

Under the rules, patients must pay a significantly higher share of the cost for therapies to treat the condition, according to a study...

Blazing a Simple Path to Solid Finances

The intricacies of finance — especially for physicians — are manifold and not easy to master.

Physician Salaries See Substantial Gains, Survey Finds

Specialists and primary care physicians (PCPs) alike experienced average salary increases of at least one-fifth from 2015 through 2019, according to the most recent Medscape Physician Compensation Report.

Recruitment Incentives Vary Widely, Survey Finds

Given the competition for physicians as the provider shortage intensifies, it is no surprise that most hospitals and other healthcare organizations offer potential hires a range of incentives.

In Physician Contracts, Hindsight Is ... Useless

False assumptions about the terms above that dotted line you’re considering signing — and about your would-be employer — may land you in an unhappy job and even in legal peril, according to Rebecca E. Gwilt, Esq.

Free-Standing EDs No Magic Bullet for Hospital ED Crowding

New research suggests building free-standing emergency departments (EDs) is not a sure path to relieving hospital ED crowding — at least not in major metropolitan areas.

Convenience and Continuity of Care in the Evolving Retail Clinic Model

Industry observers and insiders ponder the role of retail clinics in modern health care and how that squares with physician-patient relationships.