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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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