How physicians can deal with policy uncertaintyWith rapid change coming from the nation’s capital, doctors are wondering what it means to their practices
Q&A with ACP's Bob Doherty on future of healthcarePhysicians should prepare for uncertainty coming out of Washington, D.C. because President Donald Trump is poised to shake up healthcare policy, says Robert Doherty, senior vice president for governmental affairs and public policy for the American College of Physicians (ACP).
MACRA flexibility changes draw praise, but providers must move forward
MACRA flexibility changes draw praise, but providers must move forwardIndustry trade groups and experts are voicing approval of the announcement from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that it would allow providers to choose the pace at which they comply with the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA).
High-value care strategies
High-value care strategiesThe push is on for physicians to embrace the concept of high-value care, providing patients with appropriate treatment while avoiding wasteful or unnecessary tests. But high-value care requires physicians to navigate many pitfalls, including lack of time to talk with patients and malpractice pressures.
The future of malpractice reformIs tort reform capable of achieving gains for physicians when it comes to medical liability? The jury is out.
SGR reform, Medicaid parity untouched by lawmakers in lame duck sessionMedical societies are dismayed that some of physicians’ top concerns were not addressed during Congress’ lame duck session.
Letters to the editorReaders respond to articles on refractory vulvovaginitis and the bimanual pelvic examination.
Physicians report losing 48 minutes a day to EHR processingThough once touted as time-savers, physicians in a recent survey reported losing an average of 48 minutes a day because of electronic health records (EHRs).
Letters to the Editor: Readers respond to 'Whither the bimanual examination?'Writers emphatically agree with Dr. Lockwood's column on the ACP guideline regarding annual pelvic exams.
Whither the annual bimanual pelvic examination?The ACP’s Clinical Guideline advising against pelvic examinations for the detection of pathological conditions in asymptomatic, nonpregnant, adult women is unfounded, ill timed, and ill considered.