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6 considerations before joining an APMChances are, many independent medical practices are participating in Medicare’s Quality Payment Program through the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in 2017.
Physicians, patients must unite for major healthcare changeFor physicians, the main concern isn’t deciphering what a payer—government or commercial—feels is “quality” or collecting the data to prove the metrics are being met. The overarching question is whether this is really good for patients.
How can doctors cure America’s ‘sickness’?Doctors can play a key role in addressing the ills of healthcare in the U.S., according to journalist and physician Elisabeth Rosenthal
Fighting Back: Top tips for physicians to take on value-based careCome out swinging for patients.
How to craft the perfect health IT that delivers for physicians and patientsThe technology is hurting the one group it's supposed to help—doctors.
Top 5 ways to help your patients safely view the solar eclipse
Top 5 ways to help your patients safely view the solar eclipseHere are the top five ways to advise your patients on how to view the total solar eclipse from their own backyards using direct or indirect viewing.
Isn't it time for a 21st Century Pain assessment?The evaluation of pain is extremely difficult due to its subjective nature. We need to move to an evaluation of acute pain that not only takes the patient’s perception into account, but also, for the first time, incorporates objective measures of pain into a global assessment matrix.
10 questions to ask your EHR vendor to prepare for MIPSAs your practice embraces Medicare payment reform, make sure your technology is ready as well.
5 ways to prepare your practice for MIPS in 2018If Medicare payment reform feels too "big" to your practice right now, start slowly by covering the basics.
Separate emotion when addressing conflict
Separate emotion when addressing conflictI've been witness of late to a lot of workplace conflict. It is my nature to avoid conflict. I'm certain it’s because I dealt with a lifetime of workplace conflict when I was a supervisor in the coal mines.