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  1. Academic physicians look to leave their institutions

    Nearly one-third of academic physicians said they plan to leave their institutions in the short term, according to a study published Dec. 15 in JAMA Network Open. 
  2. Healthcare AI company focused on provider burnout gets private equity boost

    Connecticut-based private equity firm Peloton Equity has invested in OnPoint Healthcare Partners, an AI-enabled technology services provider focusing on reducing physician burnout and improving administrative efficiencies.
  3. California man sentenced for $234M Medicare fraud scheme

    A man from Glendale, Calif., was sentenced Jan. 31 to 10 years in prison for a Medicare fraud scheme.

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  1. 5 notes on the 'urgent crisis' of the physician shortage

    In October, American Medical Association president Jesse Ehrenfeld, MD, referred to the physician shortage as an "urgent crisis," leading to strain on physicians, administrative burdens and growing consolidation across the healthcare field.
  2. 5 healthcare deals, closures physicians are monitoring

    Here are five healthcare partnerships, acquisitions and mergers that physicians should know, as reported by Becker's since Jan. 22:
  3. The state of prior authorization in 2024

    CMS finalized a rule Jan. 17 requiring certain payers to include a specific reason when denying requests, publicly report certain prior authorization metrics, and send decisions within 72 hours for urgent requests and seven calendar days for standard requests beginning in 2026.
  4. 5 physician voices on depression in the workplace

    Nearly one-third of physicians said they have experienced clinical depression, while another 67% said they've faced colloquial depression in Medscape's 2024 "Physician Burnout and Depression Report."

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  1. The workplace measures physicians say could help burnout

    Nearly half of physicians said increasing compensation was the No. 1 solution that could address burnout in the healthcare space, according to Medscape's "Physician Burnout & Depression Report 2024" released Jan. 26.
  2. Mass General Brigham pulls physicians from Steward hospitals amid financial woes

    Somerville, Mass.-based Mass General Brigham has pulled its physicians out of Steward Health Care's Holy Family Hospital campuses amid Steward's financial challenges, Boston Business Journal reported Jan. 26. 
  3. How physicians cope with burnout

    Exercise is the most common coping mechanism for physicians experiencing burnout, according to Medscape's "Physician Burnout & Depression Report 2024" released Jan. 26.
  4. 5 specialties seeing more burnout in 2024

    Five physician specialties reported higher burnout rates in Medscape's 2024 "Physician Burnout and Depression Report" than last year's report.

2 tech leaders on Orlando VA Medical Center's path to innovation

Don't force patients to navigate "hospital labyrinths" alone. See how Orlando VA Medical Center aims to reduce late appointments via a major wayfinding project here.
  1. 1 physician's take on how weight loss drugs lead to 'phenomenal outcomes'

    Weight loss drugs, or glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists, seem to have taken the world of healthcare by storm — for better or for worse.
  2. 7 reasons physicians are leaving medicine: Healthgrades

    Twenty-six percent of physicians are thinking of exploring careers outside of medicine, a recent survey found.
  3. Congress is harming Medicare patients with pay cuts, physicians say 

    While physicians have been calling on Congress to reverse the 3.37% Medicare physician pay cuts that took effect Jan. 1, Congress chose not to halt the pay cut as it averted a government shutdown. 
  4. Why physicians are depressed

    Job burnout is the leading factor fueling depression among physicians, according to Medscape's 2024 "Physician Burnout and Depression Report."
  5. The most burnt-out physician specialties

    Emergency medicine is the most burnt-out physician specialty, according to Medscape's 2024 "Physician Burnout and Depression Report."
  6. Why physicians are burnt out

    Excessive bureaucratic tasks are the most prominent cause of physician burnout, according to a recent survey by Medscape.
  7. System to close Wisconsin physician offices, 2 hospitals 

    Springfield, Ill.-based Hospital Sisters Health System will close two hospitals and all physician offices and health centers it operates in Western Wisconsin with multispecialty group Prevea Health. 
  8. Physicians and depression: 7 things to know

    Sixty-three percent of physicians said they experienced colloquial depression while another 27% reported clinical depression in Medscape's 2024 "Physician Burnout and Depression Report," published Jan. 24.
  9. Missouri physician indicted for false Medicare statements

    A Missouri physician has been indicted for allegedly making false statements in Medicare orders.

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