The cascading impact of call coverage disputes By: Kyle Worthy In early September, Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno, CA was given 48 hours to resolve a contract dispute that had resulted in the loss of neurosurgery coverage in their emergency department. If they had failed to resume coverage, they would have lost their designation…

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Telemedicine’s impact on call pay By: Kyle Worthy COVID has brought about the widespread adoption of telemedicine. This technology can be a lifeline, particularly for smaller and rural facilities. For example, KershawHealth in Camden, South Carolina has thrived since it implemented a sophisticated telehealth system after losing many of its specialists to bigger facilities. The…

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Perspectives on a Pandemic: Lessons learned from our podcast series By: Kyle Worthy Understanding COVID-19 has been a challenge, but at least one thing was immediately clear: its impact would be far reaching. Our podcast, Courage in Healthcare, recently launched a series called “Perspectives on a Pandemic.” We’ve spoken to physicians throughout the country about…

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Perspectives on a Pandemic: Dr. Ben Fickenscher By: Kyle Worthy Courage in Healthcare · Perspectives on a Pandemic: Dr. Ben Fickenscher The Pandemic’s Impact On The Opioid Crisis   Covid-19 has altered our world in many ways. Members of the healthcare community have overcome unforeseen challenges and, in the process, they’ve learned a lot about what…

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Perspectives on a Pandemic: Drs. Arun and Barkha Chhabra By: Kyle Worthy Courage in Healthcare · Perspectives on a Pandemic: Drs. Arun and Barkha Chhabra The Pandemic’s Impact On Physicians   Covid-19 has altered our world in many ways. Members of the healthcare community have overcome unforeseen challenges and, in the process, they’ve learned a lot about…

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Perspectives on a Pandemic: Dr. Katherine Williams By: Kyle Worthy Courage in Healthcare · Perspectives on a Pandemic Dr. Katherine Williams The Pandemic’s Impact Across Specialties   Covid-19 has altered our world in many ways. Members of the healthcare community have overcome unforeseen challenges and, in the process, they’ve learned a lot about what it takes…

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Perspectives on a Pandemic: Dr. Victoria Rundus By: Kyle Worthy Courage in Healthcare · Perspectives on a Pandemic: Dr. Victoria Rundus The Pandemic’s Impact on our Youth    Covid-19 has altered our world in many ways. Members of the healthcare community have overcome unforeseen challenges and, in the process, they’ve learned a lot about what it…

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Community Citizenry: Aligning compensation with healthcare’s new ideals By: Kyle Worthy The Lown Institute, a nonpartisan think tank dedicated to the improvement of healthcare in America, has developed a new hospital ranking system. The result is a list that celebrates previously unsung heroes.    New criteria to reflect new ideals   Hospitals have long been…

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Sustainable practice transition strategies could help alleviate burnout By: Kyle Worthy A recent study suggests that family practice physicians are especially at risk of experiencing physician burnout. Burnout is not only a mental health issue, it’s an economic one as well. Turnover and reduced clinical hours resulting from burnout costs an estimated $4.6 million a…

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Overlooked opportunities to reduce practice expense By: Kyle Worthy While the full impact of the coronavirus on our healthcare system won’t be understood for quite some time, we are beginning to put together the pieces. It’s clear that independent practices were hit particularly hard. Practice revenue is down across the country, and as a result,…

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