Integrating physician assistants into the practice can be key to containing costs, sustaining practice growth, and meeting the demands of a changing healthcare marketplace.
Physicians are subject to a wide range of federal and state mandates impacting their practice. Some of these requirements are murky, such as laws addressing discrimination against patients who speak limited or no English.
A year away from the October 2015 deadline for transitioning to the International Classification of Diseases—10th revision (ICD-10), physicians cannot assume another delay will happen, experts say. Now is the time to prepare in earnest.
A new workforce survey shows physicians are feeling over-extended and shifting toward hospital employment .
Fifty-six percent of physicians are already at Meaningful Use Stage 2 and 71% plan to reach Stage 3, but a majority don't think it increases productivity, according to a new survey by Deloitte.