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  • ABIM report backs replacing MOC exam

    ABIM report backs replacing MOC exam

    AuntMinnie.com staff writers - AuntMinnie.com | September 21, 2015


    ABIM several years ago changed its physician certification rules from a system in which doctors retained their credentials for life once they passed the board exams to one in which physicians must recertify their credentials every 10 years by taking an MOC exam. The new system has generated pushback from many physicians who found it expensive and time-consuming, and in February ABIM even issued an apology for some new MOC requirements. Read More
  • Top Medical Schools React to Harvard’s Curriculum Change

    Top Medical Schools React to Harvard’s Curriculum Change

    Melanie Y. Fu and Jiwon Joung - The Harvard Crimson | September 29, 2015


    Following Harvard Medical School’s launch of its newly renovated curriculum, “Pathways,” deans and professors from peer medical schools commended Harvard’s change and said it mirrored in many cases their own curricular shifts. Read More
  • Healthcare on Aisle 5 - The Rise of the Retail Clinic

    Healthcare on Aisle 5 - The Rise of the Retail Clinic

    Lainie Hardman - Toshiba Learning Center Editor | September 23, 2015


    If you have recently been inside of a major drug store in the last 5 years you have probably encountered a retail clinic. While not at every location, retail clinics, also known as Retail Based Clinics (RBCs) can often be found at major retailers including CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens, Walmart, and Target. RBCs initially offered basic care for acute conditions but have been expanding their services to include vaccine injections and aiding in the management of chronic conditions. Read More
  • Untangling The Many Deductibles Of Health Insurance

    Untangling The Many Deductibles Of Health Insurance

    Michelle Andrews - NPR | August 05, 2015


    Sure, there's a deductible with your health insurance. But then what's the hospital deductible? Your insurer may have multiple deductibles, and it pays to know which apply when. These questions and answers tackle deductibles, whether an ex-spouse has to pay for an adult child's insurance, and balance billing. Read More
  • Researchers Ask: Is ACO Payment Worth the Time, Effort?

    Researchers Ask: Is ACO Payment Worth the Time, Effort?

    Sheri Porter - AAFP | August 12, 2015


    Accountable care organizations (ACOs) burst onto the health care scene in the past decade, full of promise as a way to help hospitals, physicians and other health care professionals reduce health care costs and improve patient outcomes. And ever since then, researchers have been watching to see if the model delivers on that promise. Read More