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Understanding how RVUs benefit independent physiciansThe transition to value-based payments raises an important question: What role, if any, will relative value units (RVUs) play in physician reimbursement in the future?
CVS-Aetna deal could be costly for independent physician practicesWill CVS require patients to go to MinuteClinics instead of the physician they are used to seeing?
Physicians struggling to hold onto independenceWe are teasing each challenge and how it has affected the healthcare industry. Read on to find out how physicians have been struggling this year to remain independent in the face of value-based care initiatives
Everything independent doctors need to know about private equity
Everything independent doctors need to know about private equityYou’ve no doubt heard about large healthcare companies and hospital systems being purchased for staggering sums by private equity firms.
Can physicians maintain independence while working as part of a large system?
Can physicians maintain independence while working as part of a large system?Over the past 5 years, there has been a major shift in physician practice models, with fewer doctors working in the small, physician-run practices that were considered standard in years past.
Can virtual groups help independent practices?Viewed as a small-practice savior for data reporting, CMS has yet to reveal how they can assist with quality metrics
How to Stay Profitable as an Independent PracticePhysicians Practice and KeyBank have teamed up to help guide you through the influx of new patients due to the changes in the law.
Independent practices seek care coordination strategiesPhysician collaboration is difficult for small practices under today’s payment models, but its importance is growing.
Hospital ownership of physician practices on the rise
Hospital ownership of physician practices on the riseThe number of physician practices owned by hospitals has increased 86% over the past 4 years, which also resulted in a 50% rise in the number of physicians employed by hospitals, according to a recent study.
Top 3 warnings to medical providers from the fall of retail
Top 3 warnings to medical providers from the fall of retailThis is a call to action for all doctors. Practice owners are now facing many of the challenges small retailers in America faced not too long ago. Consumer demand has shifted the landscape in favor of larger product selection with online access. Doctors are being forced to adapt to the new rules of the game or get left behind.