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The role of patient engagement in value-based reimbursementBetter patient engagement means better outcomes, which means better value. Here are six ways more involved patients can boost value-based payments.
Physicians ready practices for 2018 MACRA rule
Physicians ready practices for 2018 MACRA ruleMedical groups, experts weigh in on Medicare payments for 2020.
4 signs your practice’s marketing is stuckDoes your marketing program needs treatment? Marketing expert Michael Cohen says the answer is as simple as checking your vitals.
Legalities of telemedicineTelemedicine may offer advantages, but legality and parameters vary from state to state. One legal expert offers advice for how to navigate within yours.
The ethics of social mediaExperts offer advice for how to increase visibility on social media while protecting patients and maintaining professionalism and integrity.
Experts offer top allergy tips
Experts offer top allergy tipsWe asked industry experts for their top suggestions to colleagues on how to best manage allergy.
Understanding, diagnosing pediatric psoriasis phenotypesA pediatric dermatologist addresses important differences in children with psoriasis, versus adults.
A comparison of plaque psoriasis biologics and biosimilarsSwitching from originator to biosimilar shows no significant impact on drug survival in plaque psoriasis, but outcomes differ, researchers report.
A tale of two state boards
A tale of two state boardsEvery summer I think about the most recent brigade of freshly minted ODs who have survived four years of optometric boot camp and a challenging gauntlet of National Board Exams. I picture students charging forth across the “no-man’s land” of changing healthcare landscape, lugging their backpacks full of six-figure student debt. My “tale of two state boards” is dedicated to these young comrades in arms.
How can physicians combat industry shortages and meet patient demands?
How can physicians combat industry shortages and meet patient demands?In the next few years, a major shortage of primary care physicians will sweep across the United States. By 2025, the number of physicians needed will fall short by 46,000 to 90,000, according to a recent study from the Association of American Medical Colleges.