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Stephanie Stephens
How to properly fire a practice employee
No one likes to fire an employee, but if someone is dragging down the practice, it’s time to make a change
4 benefits of Medicare Annual Wellness Visits
What you should know to maximize this specific visit for your patient and for your practice
Identifying the link between diabetes, environmental exposures
A new study points to higher risk in certain ethnic and lower socioeconomic populations due to exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals.
Physician intervention critical as diabetes costs skyrocket
Physicians can do their part to help control further escalation of diabetes through several strategies.
What physicians can do about the rising cost of insulin
Insulin was invented to be affordable for most everyone, but patients continue to struggle for a key part of treating their diabetes.
Diabetes management means PCP, endocrinology partnership
Comprehensive management of a patient's diabetes is much more than prescribing medication.
What primary care should know about prediabetes prevention
Savvy management of prediabetes may help prevent the disease from occurring, says endocrinologist Thomas W. Donner, MD, of Johns Hopkins Medicine.
Annual wellness visit assists value-based payment goals
Here are five things to know about how a Medicare AWV can assist both patients and practices.
The role of patient engagement in value-based reimbursement
Better patient engagement means better outcomes, which means better value. Here are six ways more involved patients can boost value-based payments.
One size does not fit all in value-based reimbursement
For small or independent practices to thrive in this healthcare environment, a "big picture" view of value-based reimbursement really helps.