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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
CMS should exempt all—not just some—small practices from MACRAThe early verdict from physicians is simple: “MACRA? I think I know what that is, but I’ll pass, thank you.”
Where is precision medicine headed?
Where is precision medicine headed?Precision Medicine in Primary Care: Now And In the Future
Here’s how physicians can impact healthcare policies
Here’s how physicians can impact healthcare policiesWhile physicians are charged with directing referrals, diagnostic tests and treatment options, every physician operates under the rules, regulations and restrictions of the government, the payers and the employer.
Looking ahead at MACRA/MIPS reporting for physicians
Looking ahead at MACRA/MIPS reporting for physiciansMore than 800,000 physician practices got a temporary pass on MACRA compliance from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in May. But practitioners shouldn’t breathe easy just yet.
Waiting on Congress to fix healthcare could be hazardous to physicians
Waiting on Congress to fix healthcare could be hazardous to physiciansNow that we’ve seen what’s in the Republican’s senate healthcare bill, it’s unlikely health insurers will reverse their business-driven decisions.
Both political parties are responsible for healthcare disasterObamacare is imploding, costing taxpayers billions and repeal is promised, but the only certainty is that Democrats and Republicans are both to blame for the problems.
Senate bill to repeal Obamacare cuts Medicaid, subsidies for the poor
Senate bill to repeal Obamacare cuts Medicaid, subsidies for the poorThe Senate plan negotiated in secret by Republican leaders and released Thursday would eliminate the Affordable Care Act’s insurance mandate, extensively cut Medicaid and reduce subsidies for low-income patients.
Physicians: Your fate lies in the hands of one of your ownIn a conference room in the U.S. Capitol, 13 members of the U.S. Senate are working on changing the way physicians will practice medicine and patients will receive care for years to come.