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Charlotte Huff
Top 10 challenges facing physicians in 2017
Top 10 challenges facing physicians in 2017
For the fourth consecutive year, Medical Economics reveals its list of obstacles physicians will face in the coming year and, more importantly, how to overcome them.
Solving the nation's primary care shortage
Solving the nation's primary care shortage
The supply of primary care physicians needed to bolster the move toward quality-driven reimbursement models is becoming increasingly stretched.
Tips for battling prior authorizations
How approval hassles for ordering tests or prescribing drugs can get in the way of caring for patients.
How physicians can deal with high-deductible plans
Understand the clinical and legal risks surrounding these plans that require patients to pay more up front.
How to navigate the medical marijuana dilemma
How to navigate the medical marijuana dilemma
Doctors must confront the clinical, legal, and ethical implications as more states permit the use of marijuana.
End-of-life care: The growing role of PCPs
Changing payment models means primary care physicians will increasingly take part in palliative care
Taking on risk: Understanding the new world of payments
The move to value-based payment models means that physicians will soon, in some form or another, assume more financial risk for the outcomes of their patients. That means physicians need to begin exploring their options now to ensure their practices are ready and protected when they make the leap.
Preventing hospital readmissions
As payment models shift toward value, physicians will increasingly be measured on their ability to keep patients out of the hospital. Here’s how to get ahead of the curve.
Talking treatment costs: Navigating financial discussions with patients
Talking treatment costs: Navigating financial discussions with patients
What role should physicians play in discussing the financial impact of treatment decisions, and how can they better manage these conversations?