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  • Joint Commission updates FAQ regarding LIPs, waived tests

    The Joint Commission has updated its frequently asked questions and answers with one regarding the competence of independent practitioners to perform waived tests. The posted question asks, “Are competency assessments required for licensed independent practitioners (LIPs) performing waived testing?”

     

  • AMA study: Physicians provide an economic shot in the arm

    Physicians in 2012 helped boost the U.S. economy, creating close to 10 million jobs, generating $1.6 trillion in sales revenue, $775 billion in wages and benefits, and $65 billion in state and local tax revenue, according to an AMA study completed in conjunction with state medical associations.

  • Sharing more information

    The latest issue of Medical Staff Briefing is here, and if there’s a common theme throughout, it’s information sharing—what to share, how to share it, and when. The lead-off Q&A with Karen Beem of the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) sheds light on HFAP’s new standards for OPPE and FPPE. Inside the newsletter, guest contributor Anne Roberts describes what MSPs need to do to keep disclosure and consent consistent while safeguarding patients.  

  • Do differences in physician and NP training affect patient care?

    As more states expand the scope of practice for nurse practitioners (NPs) in an effort to combat the growing physician shortage, news website Remapping Debate explores the differences in training between the providers and whether those differences impact patient care.

  • ACP seeks better communication between PCPs, subspecialists

    The American College of Physicians (ACP) last week debuted a High Value Care Coordination Toolkit designed to enable more effective and patient-centered communication among primary care physicians (PCPs) and subspecialists. The toolkit includes five components.

  • Is California the place to be?

    The MSP Salary Survey is still open, so these results may shift somewhat, but a clearer salary picture is emerging as MSPs weigh in. Early unofficial tabulation shows California has the most MSPs making more than $100,000, by a margin of more than 2 to 1 compared to other states. So far, 29% of California respondents say their salaries are above $100K. Texas put 10% of respondents in that bracket, and New Jersey respondents round out the top of the top, at 8%.

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  • Take a proactive approach to an aging physician population

    If you missed our March webcast, Practicing Medicine Longer: Legal and Clinical Considerations for an Aging Physician Population, tune in to hear the entire presentation by Elizabeth “Libby” Snelson, JD, and Stephen H. Miller, MD, MPH, on May 14 from 1-2:30 p.m. ET. This is a rebroadcast from March 11, 2014, with a live Q&A following the program.

    This webcast will help you:

    • Establish a policy for aging physicians
    • Protect your organization against an age-discrimination lawsuit
    • Eliminate unnecessary barriers for physicians who want to stay in practice longer
    • Reduce the stigma of identifying physician impairment
    • Support physicians when an impairment issue is identified

    Click here to register for the webcast or for more information.