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ACP panel offers tips for easing difficult discussions with patientsPhysicians sometimes are reluctant to discuss controversial subjects with their patients. But these discussions become easier, and often produce better outcomes, when physicians explain why they are bringing up the subject, and try to understand the patient’s perspective on it.
Docs risk reputation damage by reporting minimal MIPS dataThis year, physicians can avoid a payment penalty in the Medicare Quality Payment Program by simply submitting a minimal amount of data. But that small amount of data could cause a bigger problem in 2019.
Fight not over to preserve ideal patient care, says ACPCongress still has work to do to assist U.S patients and physicians, says internist group
Physicians: Make health IT user-friendly to improve care deliveryElectronic heath records (EHRs) and other forms of health information technology have the potential to significantly improve care delivery and patient outcomes. But that can’t happen until the technology becomes more user-friendly and patient-focused than it is today.
ABIM touts certification to restore patient trust
ABIM touts certification to restore patient trustMOC changes gives physicians more flexibility, ABIM officials say
ACP urges collaborative action to put patients before paperwork
ACP urges collaborative action to put patients before paperworkInternists detail recommendations to reduce the burdens of EHRs, quality metrics and more
Top benefits and risks of sharing notes with patientsMedical note transparency can help patients and physicians communicate better, but many physicians remain tentantive
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).