/ /

Keith L. Martin
Physicians—not the government—should lead fight against opioid abuse
In the national opioid epidemic, there is plenty of finger pointing as to who deserves the most blame.
‘Willful neglect’ of Obamacare is unsafe and unacceptable
President Donald Trump is trying to let Obamacare disintegrate on its own
Physicians should partner with pharmacists to battle quality metrics
From identifying alternative prescriptions covered at a lower cost by a patient’s plan to serving as an educator on disease management, pharmacists can play a huge role in aiding patient care.
Tips for improving physician-pharmacist relations
Medicare payment reform offers added incentives for making pharmacists part of a patient’s care delivery team.
How can doctors cure America’s ‘sickness’?
Doctors can play a key role in addressing the ills of healthcare in the U.S., according to journalist and physician Elisabeth Rosenthal
Physicians, patients must unite for major healthcare change
For physicians, the main concern isn’t deciphering what a payer—government or commercial—feels is “quality” or collecting the data to prove the metrics are being met. The overarching question is whether this is really good for patients.
CMS should exempt all—not just some—small practices from MACRA
The early verdict from physicians is simple: “MACRA? I think I know what that is, but I’ll pass, thank you.”
Maintaining certification: gold standard or is luster tarnished?
Maintaining certification, specifically under the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), has come under fire for a number of reasons, ranging from test material that has no connection to day-to-day practice to the salaries of those running the organization.
Physicians: Your fate lies in the hands of one of your own
In a conference room in the U.S. Capitol, 13 members of the U.S. Senate are working on changing the way physicians will practice medicine and patients will receive care for years to come.
MACRA’s virtual groups unveiled
While small practices now know exactly what “virtual groups” are, will they participate? Even CMS is skeptical of their success in 2018.