Tag Archives: Medical

The medical community harms patients when they fail to engage in political advocacy

Primum non nocere, or “first, do no harm,” is a fundamental principle in the practice of medicine. Physicians vow to do as much when taking the Hippocratic Oath on their first day of medical school. But where does the buck stop?  I posit that we in the medical community harm patients when we fail to… Read More »

U.S. reports record 126,400 new coronavirus cases as medical experts warn worst days of pandemic are ‘still ahead of us’

The United States reported a record one-day spike of 126,400 new cases of the coronavirus as medical experts warn that the outbreak is worsening across the country and could lead to a devastating winter. The U.S. has now reported a new record one-day spike in cases everyday over the past three days, according to data… Read More »

HFMA task force releases best practices for resolving patient medical bills

The Association of Credit and Collection Professionals and the Healthcare Financial Management Association’s Accounts Receivable Resolution Task Force reconvened this year to update best practices for resolving patient medical bills. The updates, created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, focus on patient education and communication. “This year was a critical time to revisit and update… Read More »