TODAY, the US healthcare system faces a mounting shortage of general practitioners, rising costs of running a primary care practice, and growing patient demand for healthcare services. This trifecta has created a conundrum for providers: how can physicians’ practices reduce costs without negatively impacting quality of care? With an influx of 30 to 33 million newly insured patients anticipated by 2016 as a result of Affordable Care Act legislation, according to an estimate from the Congressional Budget Office, healthcare demand and cost pressures are only anticipated to climb.
The richness of experiential education derives from the diversity and uniqueness of each practice setting. This same diversity presents challenges in delivery of the educational experience. Added to the complexity are differences in student content knowledge and skill set, readiness for practice, attitude, and motivation. Nonetheless, there are a number of best practices that can be universally employed to ensure that both preceptor and student alike benefit from a positive experience.
In a recent interview with Inside Pharmacy, Tine Hansen-Turton, Executive Director, Convenient Care Association, discussed trends in healthcare delivery and the multistakeholder approach to patient care. In addition, Tine talked about the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for pharmacists, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners, including restricting legislation.
Early each year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) releases their Call Letter containing information on Part C and Part D programs that Medicare Advantage organizations and Part D sponsors need to take into consideration when preparing their 2015 bids.
Pain is one of the most common conditions that patients attempt to self-treat with over-the-counter (OTC) medications. In 2012, approximately $3.9 billion was spent on internal analgesics. Topical analgesics are reported to make up $516 million in OTC sales.
Healthcare 2013. Despite the tremors rattling its foundations amidst major healthcare reform legislation, it is an immensely powerful and productive industry, accounting for 17% of the gross national product, employing countless professionals in a galaxy of stakeholder groups, and spawning countless innovations that save lives and sustain health, particularly when its vast resources are managed properly.
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