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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.
Tips for independent practices to survive value-based careThe Medicare Access and Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) ushers in a new age of “value-based payment reform” and forces the question, “How does one become more interdependent without losing one’s identity?”
Physicians must harness their power to ensure independence
Physicians must harness their power to ensure independenceFarzad Mostashari, MD, recently sat down with Medical Economics to weigh in on topics ranging from how his former employer can truly make value-based care attainable for solo and small practices as well as the true fate of private medicine.
Texas doctors band together to fight for independenceWhen physician groups in the Dallas-Fort Worth area started to feel the pressure of value-based contracts, they realized quickly that banding together was the best way to maintain autonomy while staying competitive in a changing market.
Is bigger better in today’s urology practice?This article is about the trend of independent doctors selling out to hospitals and why this trend may be about to change.
Fighting back, part 2: The quest for independence
Fighting back, part 2: The quest for independenceThe fight against the pressures facing independent primary care practices can take many forms. For some, it has meant joining forces with other practices to attain the benefits that come with size without sacrificing their day-to-day autonomy. Others are taking a different route—minimizing the bureaucratic obstacles to practicing medicine by adopting direct pay practice models.