Collaborative Diabetes Model Saves Health Costs March 10, 2017 By Christine Blank How a diabetes clinic that includes a collaboration between an endocrinologist and a pharmacist can produce thousands of dollars in health-care savings. Is the success of physician-led ACOs sustainable? February 25, 2017 By Todd Shryock Team-based care led by doctors are outperforming the competition, but for how long? Provider status June 08, 2016 By Fred Gebhart With provider status now a reality in 38 states, HR 592 and S 314 have powerful Congressional support. How long before the payers come on board? New patient-care opportunities begin with a "blueprint" Pharmacists who want to move forward in their professional practice need structure and guidelines. These might fill the bill. Time to step up April 10, 2016 By Jill Sederstrom Pharmacists can make big contributions to the healthcare team — and healthcare systems are leaning on their expertise more and more. First take: Supporting PCMH in the value-based future The challenge for many practices is to provide PCMH without adequate funding as we wait for value-based programs to become more prevalent. Top 10 challenges facing physicians in 2016 December 25, 2015 Read about the ten challenges Medical Economics believes will be important to physicians in the upcoming year. The benefit of integrating pharmacists into patient care teams April 23, 2015 Clinical pharmacists integrated into patient care teams have the potential to improve medication measures as well as support cost-effective medication use. Team-based approach incorporates non-physician clinicians March 25, 2015 By Louise Gagnon While non-physician clinicians cannot replace dermatologists, the role they play in dermatology practices is growing. However, there are key factors to consider, one expert says, including team structure, supervision and training. Nonclinical competencies physicians need to survive As increasing numbers of physicians are called into leadership positions, new skills are needed to meet the many nonclinical demands required to fill these positions.