Political correctness’ collateral damage in healthcareIn all aspects of healthcare, we must be able to listen to, and keep confidential, anything that a patient shares, in whatever form it comes. By the same token, we must be able to communicate frankly and openly with patients conveying the necessary message.
How physicians can overcome socioeconomic obstacles to improve adherenceBuilding blocks to better health.
Doctors’ salaries are not the problem behind rising U.S. healthcare costsIn the ongoing examination of U.S. healthcare costs, one economist has found the lone trouble spot: physician salaries.
Physicians fed up with ever-changing healthcare insurance marketFor the fifth consecutive year, Medical Economics will reveal its list of obstacles physicians say they face in the coming year and, more importantly, how to overcome them. As we did last year, we asked readers to tell us what challenges they face each day and where they need solutions.
Consumer genomics: Next direction or next distraction?Patients are more interested in knowing their health risks than ever before.
Top risks and rewards of ACOsBeing part of an ACO can ease quality reporting burdens, but may also carry financial risk for member practices
MACRA will not save moneyThe Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) is not going to hold down the increasing cost of Medicare by adding over 1,600 pages of new regulations to the program. Instead, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) should have reduced the cost of traditional Medicare by eliminating the requirement for detailed documentation of evaluation and management (E/M) charges.
This is why we need to accelerate value-based care
This is why we need to accelerate value-based careMuch like the Accountable Care Act (ACA) debate in 2010, the current political debate over repealing and replacing the ACA is focused on coverage and cost.
To give care to others, physicians shouldn’t be afraid to get helpFour out of 10 U.S. physicians reported they would be reluctant to seek formal medical care for treatment of a mental health condition for fear of repercussions to their licensure
How to provide patients the up-front price of treatmentPhysicians should consider revealing prices to meet.