And four more news items for doctors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and CRNAs to peruse this week
- To celebrate National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, Physicians Practice has shared, “11 Ways Physicians Can Stay Active.” Its 12-slide presentation provides a number of steps busy clinicians can take to improve their health and productivity, and set an example for patients on implementing and sustaining a healthful lifestyle.
- Research conducted by Decision Resources Group indicates healthcare providers (HCPs) in the United States use multiple digital devices throughout the day and consider the information they obtain through them meaningful, according to Klick Wire. For instance, during patient consults, 23 percent of physicians use a smartphone and 46 percent use a computer, and 71 percent of doctors said HCP websites influence their clinical decisions.
- MedPhoto Manager has launched an app that provides physicians with a secure, real-time tool for taking, storing, and sharing patient photos. Benefits of the HIPAA-compliant solution, as highlighted by HIT Consultant, include the ability to add colleagues for professional communication and networking, and greater opportunities for capturing billable images.
- By the end of the month, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will notify medical practices as to which of their clinicians need to take part in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Practices will receive a letter from their Medicare Administrative Contractor, advising them of the participation status of each MIPS clinician associated with their organization.
- The Pennsylvania Senate has passed legislation, Bill 25, which aims to give nurse practitioners (NPs) in the Keystone State full-practice authority. As reported by PennLive.com, a measure was endorsed by a vote of 39 to 10 that would allow NPs to practice without supervision after they fulfill a three-year, 3,600-hour formal agreement with a physician.
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