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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.
How can physicians combat industry shortages and meet patient demands?
How can physicians combat industry shortages and meet patient demands?In the next few years, a major shortage of primary care physicians will sweep across the United States. By 2025, the number of physicians needed will fall short by 46,000 to 90,000, according to a recent study from the Association of American Medical Colleges.
10 things physicians need to know about MACRA in 2018
10 things physicians need to know about MACRA in 2018CMS adds cost to MIPS score, exempts more physicians in rules for Quality Payment Program next year.
My proposal to change the American healthcare system for the better
My proposal to change the American healthcare system for the betterDuring the good old days, physicians were considered the pillar of the community and the role of primary care physician (PCP) was a respected position. I'm guessing that during that time, we, the physicians, assumed the role of custodians of patients’ medical records.
The growing financial impact of patient satisfaction
The growing financial impact of patient satisfactionWith more healthcare costs being shifted to consumers, they are expecting more from their providers.