Prescribing Rights: Worth it? Pharmacists are now recognized as providers nearly everywhere—here’s a look at what this could mean for you. Physician-pharmacist partnerships key to higher profits, future progress August 10, 2016 By Howard Larkin Once physicians see what you can do for them, they won't want to let you go. Provider status June 08, 2016 By Fred Gebhart With provider status now a reality in 38 states, HR 592 and S 314 have powerful Congressional support. How long before the payers come on board? When pharmacists partner with physicians, everybody wins December 10, 2015 By Randy Dotinga When pharmacists help physicians provide better patient care to patients, it pays off for everyone. Integrative medicine A Fort Lauderdale university clinic emphasizes the connection between health, wellness, and prevention. Statewide collaborative model saves billions in health expenses September 09, 2015 By Tracey Walker Over the last 10 years, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and stakeholders have prevented $1.4 billion in health expenses. Here's how. Fighting back, part 1: Overcoming the challenges of independent practice August 05, 2015 By Jeffrey Bendix Owning a primary care practice has rarely—if ever—been more challenging than it is today. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be that way. In this and the following issue of Medical Economics, we present physicians and practices that are beating the odds by fighting back. They are overcoming the obstacles to success and practicing medicine the way they want to. We hope their examples inspire you to fight back too. Partnering on COPD for savings, outcomes July 07, 2015 By Donna Marbury A leading pharmaceutical company is partnering with payers to help lower COPD complications. You want collaborative practice? Win provider status Without provider status, it can take years for a pharmacist to achieve a good relationship with a medical practice.