How federal policy has worsened the U.S. primary care shortage Loud and clear warnings forecasting the current shortage of primary care physicians in the United States date back to the early 2000s. Will retail take over primary care? Walgreens and CVS pharmacy chains are aggressively developing primary care venues within their stores. Their approaches are similar yet different, although the underlying strategy is the same for both. Kung fu insurance providers March 25, 2017 Payer negotiations made simple. What is and what isn't in a credit score March 25, 2017 By April Brissette Whether it’s to expand the office, upgrade technology or buy new equipment, a physician’s credit score
will determine how much funding for which you’re approved. How to survive an EHR outage March 25, 2017 By Mary K. Pratt Most physicians have plans for responding to computer system failures, but many don’t revisit those disaster recovery/business continuity plans with any regularity. 2017 Payer Scorecard breakdown March 25, 2017 By Todd Shryock An inside look at what drives insurers to refuse to negotiate, require more prior auths and deny claims Physicians want collaboration, not complication, from payers March 25, 2017 By Keith L. Martin The physician community has a simple message for payers: Let doctors be doctors. The payer time drain: dealing with prior authorizations Despite recent moves to streamline the prior authorization process, physicians still struggle mightily as they jump through payers’ hoops.