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Chris Mazzolini
Physicians leading the way on ACOs, but challenges remain, national survey finds
Physicians are guiding accountable care organizations into the future in leadership roles, which will have profound effects on the future of the care model.
VA scandal: Legislation could mean private physicians, community health centers will see more veterans
Independent physicians and community health centers may be seeing more veterans as lawmakers on Capitol Hill work to find solutions to the ongoing crisis at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
ACA coverage leads to safety-net hospitals seeing fewer uninsured patients, boosts primary care, study finds
A new study from the Urban Institute shows safety-net hospitals, which have traditionally treated a large number of uninsured patients, are seeing more patients with insurance as a result of the Affordable Care Act.
Most ACA enrollees have paid premiums, according to McKinsey survey
Good news for physicians concerned about the 90-day grace period: Most health exchange enrollees have paid their premiums
Four strategies to build a hassle-free practice
Physicians can implement these workflow strategies at their practices to put the focus back on patient care and to better delegate care functions to clinical staff.
Medicare should not cover lung-cancer screening for smokers, CMS panel concludes
A Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services advisory panel concluded that Medicare should not cover annual lung cancer screening tests for heavy smokers, a recommendation that has been criticized by advocates of the screening test.
Physicians, EHR vendors struggling with Meaningful Use 2, CMS data shows
Only a small number of physicians and hospitals have attested to Meaningful Use stage 2, months into the reporting year, according to data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
(Slideshow) E-cigarettes: What physicians need to know
Because many people have been using e-cigarettes as a was to stop using tobacco products, healthcare providers need to know the latest information on whether these new devices are safe for their patients.
(Slideshow) Scope of practice debate in primary care spreads to 8 states
Primary care shortages lead many states to reform laws that restrict midlevels
ACP keynote: Physicians must engage on healthcare costs to strengthen relationships with patients
During a keynote address at the American College of Physicians Internal Medicine 2014 conference in Orlando, Florida, Elisabeth Rosenthal, MD, a healthcare reporter for the New York Times, discussed healthcare costs and their burden on patients.