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Chris Mazzolini
Preparing your practice for the workflow and financial challenges of Obamacare
With millions of newly insured patients entering the healthcare system in the first round of Affordable Care Act (ACA) enrollments, physicians should be prepared to deal with insurance eligibility questions from patients and, the consequences of the ACA premium grace period.
Patients in danger of developing type 2 diabetes don't believe they are at risk: survey
Only 30% of adults who possess risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes believe they are at risk, presenting physicians with challenges on how to reach these patients.
Top 10 challenges facing physicians in 2014
Why the major challenges of 2014 are also opportunities for primary care
Two-Midnight Provision: Hospital Admission Rule Change Impacts Physicians
A new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) rule known as the “two-midnight provision” instructs physicians on when hospital admission is appropriate.
Delivering quality patient care key to physician satisfaction, study finds
Delivering quality patient care key to physician satisfaction, study finds
11-country survey highlights frustrations with U.S. healthcare system
U.S. physicians have more problems dealing with insurance companies than their counterparts
Most family medicine graduates practice near where they trained
Researchers found that most medical graduates practice near where they trained, a trend that partly explains the primary care shortage.
SGR reform proposal calls for 10-year pay freeze, new incentive program
A new proposal to reform the broken Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula has emerged from Congress. It calls for a repeal of the SGR, a 10-year payment freeze and a new performance-based incentive program.
259 Congressional representatives call for SGR reform
A majority of the U.S. House of Representatives have signed a letter urging House leadership to support repeal of the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula, a long-time revenue threat to physicians.
EHR holdouts: Why some physicians refuse to plug in
Most primary care physicians use electronic health records, but others say they are opting out for good