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The proliferation of high-deductible health plans is having a ripple effect throughout the industry and forcing many medical practices to change the way they do business. And some of those changes are affecting the way physicians discuss treatment options with their patients.


A recent study published in the journal Medical Decision Making found that physicians are taking a more active role in discussing costs up front with patients.


Testing new products and technologies can keep a practice on the cutting edge, but it can also lead to dead ends and wasted time and money if a test doesn't pan out.


In addition to hackers attempting to steal medical records, medical groups are now facing a new threat in the form of ransomware, a type of malware that locks users out of their own computer systems by remotely setting a new encryption code.


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