Top managed care trends to watch in 2017 Here’s what managed healthcare executives should keep an eye on moving into the new year. Is DPC a viable way to MACRA-proof your practice? A brief look at one alternative practice model to traditional, insurance-based primary care. 7 scariest acronyms of healthcare explained December 10, 2016 By Joe McDonald The healthcare industry loves its acronyms, making it a little like a confusing, high-stakes version of alphabet soup. New acronyms are constantly introduced into the healthcare landscape, each signifying change and a new challenge. Top 2017 challenges healthcare executives face December 08, 2016 By Karen Appold Results from Managed Healthcare Executive’s annual State of the Industry Survey reveal which issues will hit managed healthcare hardest in 2017. How will Trump change healthcare? 6 of the biggest questions answered November 29, 2016 By Karen Appold Experts share how Trump could change Obamacare coverage, accessibility, affordability, Medicare/Medicaid, price transparency, and more. 10 Things to know about HHS Secretary-designate Tom Price A former private practice physician is poised to become the next secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Here’s what physicians should know about him. MACRA: Small practice hug or regulatory choke hold? November 25, 2016 By Keith L. Martin Let me state this from the start: I believe CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt when he says that the rules of his agency’s Medicare reimbursement reform don’t slight small practices and are designed to make it easier to report quality data. Weighing MACRA’s long-term effect on healthcare November 18, 2016 By Jeff Bendix Looking past 2017, Medicare physician payment reform will have a ripple effect on areas including health IT and the future of independent practice. Physicians frustrated, confused by final MACRA rule November 18, 2016 By Todd Shryock With 2017 fast approaching, physicians are taking a hard look at their practice operations to gauge the effects of Medicare payment reform. Here's why a Trump presidency is good for physicians and patients November 16, 2016 By Anish Koka The election of Donald Trump may mean an era of empowering physicians and is reason for optimism.