SEPTEMBER 17-21, 2018
Develop your leadership skills in a community of peers Sept. 21, 2018
The PAFP Leadership Institute has leveraged its valuable source of talent and experience within its membership to develop its training and to build an accessible network for future leaders. Join the PAFP Leadership Institute today for opportunities to be uniquely instructed through interactive events and skill-sharpening activities with other experienced physicians!
Nearly half of U.S. physicians have pay tied to value Sept. 20, 2018
Nationwide, 47 percent of doctors report that their compensation is tied to "value-based metrics." According to Forbes, a survey from The Physicians Foundation and conducted by Merritt Hawkins included responses from more than 9,000 physicians. In 2016, just 46 percent of doctors said their pay was tied to value; physicians say they're still unsure about the model.
U.S. Senate passes 'sweeping' opioid bill Sept. 18, 2018
The United States Senate has passed a bipartisan package of bills aimed at tackling the country's opioid epidemic. The Washington Post reports the package of 70 bills, which costs $8.4 billion, includes allowances for doctors to prescribe more medications such as buprenorphine to treat patients with opioid use disorder. The legislation passed in a 99-1 vote.
Docs satisfied with their careers, but not their pay Sept. 17, 2018
Physicians are satisfied with their jobs, but less so with their incomes, according to Benzinga. The financial reporting outfit cites a study from PracticeMatch that has found while most doctors are "very" or "extremely" satisfied with what they do for a living, their payments remained flat last year; nearly one-third of physicians surveyed said they have outstanding student loans.