How To Talk About Suicide; Employer Plans Leave Many Underinsured

How To Talk About Suicide; Employer Plans Leave Many Underinsured

Welcome to this week’s edition of Healthcare Career Insights. This weekly roundup highlights healthcare career-related articles culled from across the Web to help you learn what’s next.

  • Struggling to find the right words when talking to patients about suicide? Melissa DeCapua, DNP, PMHNP, discusses how clinicians can address this sensitive topic with care and nuance — How to talk about suicide: A guide for practitioners (HealtheCareers)
  • A new report from the Commonwealth Fund found that one in four adults in the U.S. do not have adequate health coverage through work — A quarter of adults in employer plans are underinsured, Commonwealth Fund says (Healthcare Dive)
  • Many patients may still be apprehensive about returning to the doctor’s office during the pandemic. Physicians share strategies to assure patients they are safe — How to effectively communicate to get patients back to the office (Physicians Practice)
  • The American College of Physicians has urged Congress to support the 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule because it “makes historic improvements in Medicare physician payment policies.” Here are some of the highlights of the proposal, which benefit primary care physicians — 6 reasons 2021’s Medicare payment changes are good for primary care doctors (Medical Economics)

Lisa Grabl is president of the locum tenens division of CompHealth, the nation’s largest locum tenens physician staffing company and a leader in permanent and temporary allied healthcare staffing. Lisa has worked in healthcare staffing for more than 19 years.

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