Keith Loria
Keith Loria is a contributing writer to Medical Economics.
Advocacy group aims to close malpractice loophole in NPDB
Advocacy group aims to close malpractice loophole in NPDB
A loophole exists that allows a physician to avoid being reported to the NPDB if a malpractice plaintiff agrees to dismiss the practitioner from a lawsuit or claim, leaving a hospital or other corporate entity as the sole defendant.
Active surveillance: A potential role in metastatic RCC?
Results from a recent prospective trial suggest that active surveillance may be suitable for some patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma.
Will Aetna, Humana merger go through?
Will Aetna, Humana merger go through?
Despite concessions, DOJ on mission to block merger of health insurers.
Female doctors still facing harassment despite awareness
Female doctors still facing harassment despite awareness
Increased awareness hasn’t eliminated the problem for female physicians
What insurers leaving Obamacare exchange means for physicians
What insurers leaving Obamacare exchange means for physicians
Recent analysis by the consulting firm McKinsey & Co. reveals that many insurers are losing money in ACA individual markets, with aggregate year over year losses more than doubling, and with post-tax margins between –9% and –12%. Losses like these resulted in UnitedHealth Group leaving the California ACA market after only one year.
White doctors earn more money than black physicians, study finds
White doctors earn more money than black physicians, study finds
The disparity in pay between blacks and whites has been well documented over the years, with sociologists imputing everything from systemic discrimination to differences in education and employment expectations for the inequality in paychecks.
Why is EHR use dropping?
Why is EHR use dropping?
A new report shows office-based physician EHR use has dipped below 60%
Combating the impending physician shortage
Combating the impending physician shortage
A recent report released by the Association of American Medical Colleges forecasted that the U.S., will face a physician shortage of somewhere between 61,700 and 94,700 doctors over the next decade.
Even more ICD-10 codes on their way
Even more ICD-10 codes on their way
it has been announced that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will be adding 1,900 additional diagnostic codes and 3,651 hospital inpatient procedure codes to ICD-10 for fiscal year 2017.

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