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Some Doctors Are Soaking Up Profits from Urine Testing

For pain physicians who operate their own labs, the business has become particularly lucrative. Yet, how often testing reveal serious drug abuse remains tough to pin down.
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Patients Complaining About Insurance Costs? Blame It on the Kids

Physicians asked about rising rates can explain that insurers are charging more if children are on coverage plans.
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In Politically Turbulent Times, Where Are the Boundaries for Physicians?

With health care under the legislative microscope, some organizations encourage political involvement for doctors — but outside the office. 
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CMS Tests Influence of Social Needs on Health Solutions

The new model represents a departure from traditional payment formulas that focus on volume of services rather than on clinical outcomes.
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AAPL Joins With New Policy Coalition That Seeks Greater Voice for Patients, Families

The Patient Experience Policy Forum will focus on shaping patient-centered health care strategies at the national and state levels.
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Utah Arrest Fallout: How Can Physician Leaders Address Conflicts Between Two Noble Callings?

on September 6, 2017 | By Rick Mayer | AAPL | Leadership Health Law and Policy
A health care attorney suggests reviewing policies and clarifying training to avoid an incident similar to what occurred when a Utah investigator demanded a patient’s blood sample.
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