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. Medical schools struggle to close primary care gap March 25, 2017 By Jeff Bendix How practicing physicians can help rebuild the next generation of doctors Tips to make every payer negotiation a success March 25, 2017 By Todd Shryock Successful payer negotiations require preparation, persistence and a bit of salesmanship ODs’ top 4 gripes about vision care plans Vision care plans (VCP) can be difficult to figure out because each provider tends to have its own set of rules. In an attempt to bring clarity to the VCP landscape, I have put together a five-part series of blogs. How to use tear osmolarity to help treat dry eye disease For the patient, perhaps the most significant symptom of DED is fluctuating or reduced vision. How concerned are you about radiation exposure? March 24, 2017 By Karen Nash Urology Times reached out to four urologists (selected randomly) and asked them each the following question: How concerned are you about radiation exposure? New topical hemostatic device in pipeline March 24, 2017 By Lisette Hilton If cleared, dermatologists might find the technology useful when excising lesions in patients on blood thinners and more. Failed cell therapy study offers positives, raises new questions March 24, 2017 By Michelle Dalton Patients with a history of frequent anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) injections for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) may not be the best potential candidates for encapsulated cell technology (ECT).