In Los Angeles, there is something known as the Deferred Retirement Option Plan (DROP), a program that allows retirement-age police officers and firefighters to collect their pensions while continuing to work and receive paychecks, essentially getting twice the pay for the last few years of service. In theory, it makes sense. It allows for precincts…

The Trump administration has been determined to make improvements to the American health care system. And they are beginning to make progress on that front. Their stated goal has been to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (or ACA). The ACA – or ‘Obamacare’ – had its positives but it also had its flaws….

In a medical practice, the physicians are, for obvious reasons, the most valuable members. But it is becoming increasingly clear that in today’s time, particularly in a privately owned practice, doctors can’t do it alone. There are too many operational tasks that don’t actually require a clinician’s expertise, and every minute doctors spend accomplishing these…

Physicians who run their own practices have plenty of work on their plate. Many are involved in all of the different aspects of the business, and while that is admirable, it also means longer hours and an increasing problem of stress and burnout among medical professionals. And while more are acknowledging that a team-based approach is…

California workers’ compensation claims involving multiple body parts is on the rise, according to a recent Los Angeles Times data analysis report. The report showed that claims involving five or more body parts – which, up until the mid-2000s, has been the least common – have now become the most common in the state of…

A former National Football League (NFL) player has just been charged for fraudulent medical claims, receiving more than $100,000 from a fund designed to benefit him and his fellow pro football players. 39-year-old Jameel Antwon Cook, who played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Houston Texans, was found to have submitted 30 claims between…

There are countless benefits to having effective time management practices, especially for medical professionals. Here we count down some of the best reasons to think about better managing schedules. Health benefits Medical professionals are some of the most stressed people in the world today. An article in The Guardian from March 2018 showed results from…

Time might be the most valuable resource a doctor has. Whether its time that you need to see more patients or time that needs to be set aside for yourself, physicians can always use a little more of it in their day. Here are a couple of tips to help with time management during the workday:…

With people treating their social media accounts like diaries they want everyone to see, it’s no wonder insurers are looking into these to detect fraudulent medical claims. “People live their lives online a lot more. We use what is publicly available,” The Guardian quotes insurer Aviva’s head of fraud, Tom Gardiner, as saying.  Just this…

This Doctor Thinks She Killed Her Patient Because Of Burnout Here’s a fascinating podcast to tune in to: “Sincerely, X”, where people talk about their deepest, darkest secrets, anonymously. The first episode in the series by TED and Audible is something doctors and nurses will want to give a listen. A woman reveals how she…

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