Home Policy

Policy

Cutting-edge stories about updates and issues in health policy

blue graphic of COVID for what healthcare will look like in a post-COVID-19 world

What Will Healthcare Look Like in a Post-COVID-19 World? (Part 1)

0
Notes from HLTH VRTL 2020: The future of healthcare post-COVID and anticipated impacts of changes on the care of autoimmune disease.
Medicaid Umbrella graphic telehealth

In the Face of a Medicaid Tsunami, Telehealth is More Important Than Ever

0
Telehealth utilization under Medicaid surged during the pandemic providing needed services to the vulnerable. Ongoing funding must be ensured
Physician compensation stethoscope and dollars

Physician Compensation 2020: How Much Money Do U.S. Doctors Make Per Year?

10
Doximity's Physician Compensation report revealed that income growth slowed and the gender wage gap grew in 2020 due to the pandemic..
conservative vs liberal profile faces spewing blocks

Conservative vs. Liberal Views of Social Change: Who’s Right?

2
Can conservative ans liberal views be married in order to come up with social policies that benefit society as a whole?
desktop tablet fake news 1500 x 1000

Fake Health News: How to Recognize It So You Can Stay Safe

2
Fake health news stories are flooding the internet. Here's how you can determine the credibility of the information and its publisher.

Resources to Help You Get Out (and Protect) the Vote

The Presidential election is almost upon us. Here are the resources you need to help you vote (early) and get out the vote.
managing culture practice merger

Managing Cultures During Physician Practice Merger

3
Culture is the most common reason why practice mergers fail. However, there are steps you can take to end up with a supportive culture.
physician shortage medical students

Does the US Have a Physician Shortage or a Physician Training Shortage?

The number of medical school graduates greatly exceeds the number of 1st-year residency positions. There's a serious physician training shortage in the US.
pensive woman long-term care benefits

New Long-Term Care Benefits Added to Medicare Advantage Plans

4
Medicare's coverage of long-term care is limited, but new benefits added to some Medicare Advantage plans will help more seniors to continue to live at home
medical interpretation and translation doctor uses medical interpreter at bedside

Why Medical Translation and Medical Interpretation Services are Key in Quality Healthcare

0
All industries need translators and interpreters who are trained in different languages. Although some items, symbols, and/or actions may be universally understood, you still need to convey subtle meanings and instructions across cultures. It...
death with dignity_peaceful evening on Oregon beach

Reflections on Death with Dignity

4
Facing a painful death from incurable cancer, Brittany Maynard had to move to Oregon so she could control her destiny & die with dignity. Why do so few states allow this?
vote buttons_believe science vote trump

Can You Believe in Science and Still Vote for Trump?

10
Most people understand the primacy of scientific facts in ordering our personal and public life, but a more primal imperative, tribalism, often wins out.