When to Walk Away From an Insurance Company
You can attempt to renegotiate. Sometimes it works . . . but sometimes it doesn’t.
When Pharmacists Go out of Bounds
Was this pharmacist out of bounds? You make the call.
If it Quacks like a Duck, Tell the Patient it's a Duck
The words we use as clinicians to describe illness to our patients should be precise, the meaning unequivocal. Our blogger shares a case in point.
Is Recertification Worth It?
Over the past few years, there has been much discussion about needed changes in how internists maintain their ABIM certification.
The Uninsured, Hospitalized Patient
When someone in the hospital needs to see a specialist, particularly a specialty where there are so few of us, I don’t understand how one can just refuse.
Happiness in Endocrinology
I believe it is the human aspect of my job that keeps me from flinging my laptop against the wall every day.
Endocrinology Patient Satisfaction: How Far Is Too Far?
How do you manage a patient’s insistence on an unnecessary test or drug? Is patient satisfaction a factor?
Patient Insurance: Help Us Help You
In a world where insurance plans constantly change, it is important to remind patients that they need to understand their policies.
Endocrinology and Internet Miseducation
When your patients have questions, how do you counteract the onslaught of misinformation and malpractice that exists on the Internet?
Why Do Insurance Companies Work Against Doctors?
If payors require patients to use particular businesses, it behooves them to ensure that these companies are doing their job and doing it right.