August 15, 2014 | National College of Physicians®
Journal of Medicine
Featured Research

Dr. Evan Levine: Throwing Away Billions-Our Broken Healthcare System

If you blame Obamacare for the awful defects in our healthcare system, you are indeed nave, since any cost-effectiveness or fairness in our system disintegrated long before Barack Obama, or even George W, came to office. I am not a partisan person. I have voted as often for a Republican candidate as for a Democratic one. Given the current character of our healthcare system, I would not advise most to enter the field of medicine, until they enter school with a real understanding of their bleak future.

Physician Practices Consider Replacing Their EHRs

More than 25% of small and large physician practices are considering replacing their electronic health record systems, according to a new KLAS report, Clinical Innovation & Technology reports.

Feds Withholding Data On Physician Open Payment System

The federal government won’t release data next month on some research payments to doctors. Health officials had acknowledged previously that the database wouldn’t include one-third of payments made by pharmaceutical and medical device companies.

Tips on Buying or Selling a Private Practice in Today's Contracting Market

Although the census of private practices has contracted, practice buyers – including physicians, medical groups and private equity groups – are driving continued deal activity in this space. These are players in existing markets or entrants into new markets who are seeking improved position and negotiating power. Here’s what you need to know if you are considering a purchase or a sale.

NY State OPMC Takes Disciplinary Action Against Physicians That Fail to Update Profile

The Office of Professional Medical Conduct (OPMC), a branch of the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), has recently undertaken a more aggressive approach to investigate and, in some cases, begin disciplinary action against physicians who have failed to update their New York State Physician Profile.

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Editor-in Chief:
Evan Levine, M.D.

Editor:
Robert Schwartz

Editorial Staff:
Musaba Dekau
Lin Takahashi
Thomas Levine
Cynthia Casteneda Avina
Anthony Hamill

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Design Director:
Agency San Francisco, Inc.

Design Firm:
Agency San Francisco, Inc.

Contributors:
Mary P. Johnson
Aaron Costello
Sahid Sadiq
Ronald G. Row
George Manas


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