22% of physicians considering early retirement amid COVID-19: 4 stats to know

By Patsy Newitt for Becker’s Hospital Review COVID-19 caused a slight increase in physician retirement, but nearly three-quarters of physicians reporting being overworked, according to Doximity’s “2021 Physician Compensation Report” released Dec. 16. Here are four stats to know: Twenty-two percent of physicians are considering early retirement because of overwork. Sixteen percent of physicians are…

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AMA Releases 2022 CPT Code Set

From For the Record Magazine Innovative work to meet the urgent public health need for streamlined reporting and tracking of COVID-19 vaccinations is presented in the release of the 2022 set published by the American Medical Association (AMA). The annual update to the CPT code set incorporates a series of 15 vaccine-specific codes that are…

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Nearly 15 million people missed 2nd COVID-19 shot, CDC says

By Maia Anderson for Becker’s Hospital Review Almost 15 million people have missed their second COVID-19 vaccine dose, according to CDC data cited by The Washington Post. That number means nearly 11 percent of people who had sufficient time to get their second dose missed the ideal window, the Post reported July 2. That is an increase from…

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More hospitals poised to require COVID-19 vaccines

By Samantha Liss for Healthcare Dive More hospitals are likely to require employees receive a COVID-19 vaccine, experts said, to further protect the sick and vulnerable patients who rely on them for care. A Houston-area hospital captured headlines after taking a firm stance on requiring vaccines that prevent severe illness of the coronavirus, which has…

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10 states with highest, lowest COVID-19 case rates

By Gabrielle Masson for Becker’s Hospital Review Missouri has the highest seven-day COVID-19 case rates per 100,000 people as of June 22, according to the CDC. Below are five states with the highest and lowest seven-day case rates in the U.S., as of June 22. Five states with highest case rates Missouri: 78.1 cases per 100,000 people…

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