PCHD releases latest Epidemiology Enhanced Surveillance Report

Providers are our eyes and ears in the community.  Please report immediately unusual numbers of patients presenting with similar symptoms, unusual symptoms, or unexplained infectious diseases in healthy individuals.  Do not wait until laboratory results become available. This report includes:…

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No-cost QPP and MIPS assistance available

The Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG) report they can provide “No-cost” technical assistance and education for the Quality Payment Program (QPP) and Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). It offers: Phone and email support for all QPP questions Assistance with selecting…

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What is the price of physician stress and burnout?

Becoming a physician is a not just a career choice, it is “a calling” and a lifelong commitment.  Making life and death decisions, keeping patients and families satisfied and maintaining the highest professional standards can absolutely take its toll. Simply…

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Federal medical tort reform faces uphill climb

Around 15 years ago, U.S. state capitals were regularly besieged by large numbers of physicians demanding legislatures do something about skyrocketing medical malpractice insurance rates. Before one such rally in Connecticut in 2003, Henry Jacobs, an obstetrician and head of…

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The do’s and don’ts of medical malpractice

Medical malpractice takes many forms, whether it is an unexpected poor outcome from a procedure or mistakes made via an EHR. One important thing to realize is malpractice lawsuits rarely make it to trial. In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau…

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