Social media has become an important tool in today’s time, especially when it comes to investigations. In the legal field, social media has become a part of the discovery phase in litigation. In insurance claims, insurers have also turned to Facebook and the like in an attempt to find as much information on potential fraudulent…

Artificial intelligence (AI) in business is becoming more common and will continue to do in the years to come – a 2017 survey by Spiceworks estimated that 13 percent of participating companies already adopted AI technology and predicted that number to rise to 30 percent this year – but one field that may benefit greatly…

The problems with the primary care system is well-documented and shows that the brunt of the burden has been shouldered by the physicians themselves. More and more of our doctors are suffering from burnout, and the care they are able to provide their patients is dipping as a result. A surprisingly simple solution to this?…

Physician burnout is a huge problem plaguing more than half of doctors today, according to certain studies. Aside from the health risks to the doctors themselves, this is a problem that is now affecting patients directly, with burnout leading to a higher likelihood of medical errors. But one study, published in the Journal of the…

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…

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