primary care

2017 Payer Scorecard
2017 Payer ScorecardFor the first time, Medical Economics has polled doctors to get to the heart of the payer-physician disconnect.
How physicians can deal with policy uncertaintyWith rapid change coming from the nation’s capital, doctors are wondering what it means to their practices
Are you liable for retirement plan malpractice?Most physicians in America know all about medical malpractice risks, but many are unaware of another type of liability exposure: retirement plan malpractice.
Mental health services in primary careIntegrating mental health services within the primary care setting would help to provide continuity of care and benefit a myriad of issues faced by children with mental illness and the pediatricians who care for them.
No matter the fate of Obamacare, doctors stand ready to help patientsFor physicians, this sort of uncertainty is business as usual.
Trump attempts market stabilization of Obamacare
Trump attempts market stabilization of ObamacareWhat the proposed changes mean to physicians.
Five things to know: How one health system offers same-day specialty appointmentsAllegheny Health Network (AHN) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has achieved what few health systems have been able to do—offer same-day specialty appointments across its hospital network.
Strategies for making PCP practices more efficient
Strategies for making PCP practices more efficientYour primary care practice team may not be as efficient as it could be, particularly for patients with complex, chronic health needs.
Everyone wins when physicians put patients firstIt certainly doesn’t sound like a radical notion, but the idea of putting patients first is creating something of a revolution in healthcare that is lowering costs while delivering high-quality care to millions of Americans.
Hospitals are shifting to a retail model—will doctors follow?
Hospitals are shifting to a retail model—will doctors follow?More hospitals today are competing for patients using retail strategies, such as offering flat-rate, easy-to-compare bundled pricing, finds a new PwC report. As a result, physicians with high fees may find themselves shut out of hospital contracts. And that means less patient volume and less revenue.