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Productivity Hacks for the Physician

One important topic that I was never formally taught in medical school (nor were any of the physician colleagues that I have spoken with about the subject) was productivity. Interestingly, productivity is an important topic to physician employers.

My Journey

In my quest to hold everything together I had forgotten how to take care of myself. In medicine it is often considered a badge of honor to realize at the end of a twelve-hour shift that you haven’t gotten a chance to use the restroom or eat. I learned to question the notion that not attending to normal bodily functions was somehow honorable. I learned to confront the culture in medicine many of us were brought up in; a culture that leads us towards burnout.

Dr. Joseph Salhab is Helping Millions Embrace Gut Health Education through Social Media

Just over two years ago Joseph Salhab, DO, noticed an uptick of people on various social media channels looking for gut health advice. He became concerned by the inaccurate information being posted as responses to questions, mainly because physicians weren’t part of the conversations.

Thank You 2023-2024 Visiting Professors

As the 2023-2024 school year comes to a close, ACOI would like to show our appreciation for all of the ACOI Visiting Professors who gave presentations at colleges of osteopathic medicine across the country. Thank you for your dedication to the next generation of osteopathic internists!

Notice of Insurance Audit - Now What?

Your office manager just received notice of an insurance audit. Now what? Notification of a request for an audit, or a seemingly innocent request for records from a payer, is always a surprise that can be unsettling.

Senate Finance Committee Kick Starts Physician Payment Reform Discussion

As a member of the Primary Care Collaborative, the ACOI joined a statement in response to an April 11 hearing held by the Senate Finance Committee, “Bolstering Chronic Care through Medicare Physician Payment.”  

Top 10 Pieces of Advice for Getting into Residency or Advising Students on Residency Placement

Considering that thousands of our members are medical students and that so many of our members advise medical students, I decided to share my top 10 pieces of advice for getting into residency programs.

MedPAC Issues Payment Recommendations

In March, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) released its annual report to Congress on Medicare payment, in which it reissued a recommendation that Congress should provide physicians next year with an inflationary update that reflects half of the Medicare Economic Index.

FTC Bans Non-compete Arrangements

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has adopted a comprehensive ban on non-compete clauses in employment contracts with no exceptions for the health care industry.

April Member News

Read the latest from ACOI members who have received awards, promotions, and other recognitions.

ACOI Joins Organizations in Asking for Farm Policies that Support Climate and Health

The ACOI has joined 80 organizations in support of farm policy that prioritizes affordable and nutritious food and clean air and water. In a letter to Congress, the organizations emphasized the intersection of important nutrition and conservation programs.

Dr. Jane D’Isa – A Life's Journey through Medicine, Mentorship, and Spiritual Exploration

Jane D’Isa, DO, FACOI, Program Director of Internal Medicine Residency and Patient Experience Officer at South Pointe, a Cleveland Clinic Hospital in Warrensville, Ohio, is more than a seasoned physician; she is a beacon of endurance, empathy, and spiritual depth.

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