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Medicare Part B drug pay proposal could undergo revision
Medicare Part B drug pay proposal could undergo revisionFollowing a flood of criticism from the pharmaceutical lobby, medical societies, patient groups and members of Congress, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced it may make some adjustments to its Medicare Part B drug pay proposal.
Tips for succession planning for private practicesNearly 40% of doctors in the U.S. are aged 50 or older, and one in four are 65 or older, according to the American Medical Association. For these baby boomers, retirement is a fast-approaching reality. As they ponder their next life phase, doctors who own private practices face several challenges unique to the profession.
How bundled pay brings physicians greater risks and rewardsMany experts view bundled payments as a critical part of cutting costs and reforming healthcare.
Irresponsible to say physicians can be bought to put patient care second
Irresponsible to say physicians can be bought to put patient care secondNo doubt you’ve seen the report suggesting that even a single free meal can sway a physician’s prescribing habits.
Top 13 highest-paying states for physiciansThe Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released the latest data on physicians’ average salaries across the country, and the results could not have been more diverse across the map.
10 tips to reduce poor quality healthcare, unjustified care costs
10 tips to reduce poor quality healthcare, unjustified care costsThe cure for the ills of healthcare lies within our grasp. It’s called “managed care,” which simply means care that is efficient and effective.
Anger is fraying the doctor-patient relationshipAn exclusive physician poll shows practices face more patient anger, and the cause is largely financial anxiety.
Surviving the transition from independent physician to employedEmployees give up some control but gain freedom from paperwork along with new career opportunities
Top 8 insights into the financial status of PCPs todayWe already told you the top 12 secondary incomes for physicians, according to the latest edition of the Medical Economics Physician Report. But what about the rest of the financial state of primary care practices in the United States?
7 things physicians need to know about MACRA proposed rule
7 things physicians need to know about MACRA proposed ruleThe federal government is about to transform the way physicians are paid by Medicare