Help your patients with health care’s price puzzles
Medical costs, charges and prices can be inscrutable at times. Find out more about some key health care cost terms and what you can to do help patients on the financial front.
Mergers of Secular & Religiously Affiliated Health Care Institutions
Consolidation can be a source of tension for the physicians and other health care professionals who are employed by or affiliated with the consolidated health care entity.
Payment & Delivery Models
Pondering direct care? 13 potential benefits and drawbacks
Concierge medicine’s not necessarily a path to easy street. If you’re considering direct-care practice, keep in mind these pros and cons.
Why does the medical profession need a code of ethics?
From political conversations to use of social media, the AMA Code of Medical Ethics addresses the new issues confronting physicians, patients and society.
Code of Medical Ethics: Financing and delivery of health care
Financing health care can be a tricky issue. Find out how to ethically balance patients’ interests with the interests of payers and health care institutions.
The AMA Code of Medical Ethics and health care spending
What the U.S. spends on medical care is again under the microscope. The AMA Code of Medical Ethics has guidance to help physicians exercise proper stewardship of health care resources.
Payment by or to a physician or health care institution solely for referral of a patient is fee splitting and is unethical.
Interest & Finance Charges
Patients should make reasonable efforts to meet their financial responsibilities or to discuss financial hardships with their physicians.
Fees for Nonclinical & Administrative Services
Physicians have a responsibility to balance patients’ needs and expectations with responsible business practices.