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Medical home recognition revised to address physician feedbackThe National Committee on Quality Assurance aiming to streamline certification
Primary care has lost its quarterback position in patient careThere is a crisis in primary care and it’s now flowing over into the hospital when a primary care physician’s (PCP) patient is admitted.
To increase access of palliative care, turn to primary careAmerica is facing an epidemic of chronic illness.
How the Docs vs. Glocks ruling affects physicians
How the Docs vs. Glocks ruling affects physiciansThe conversations doctors are allowed to have with their patients regarding guns and other firearms, if any, are the central part of a new ruling overturning most aspects of a highly controversial law that has undergone several appeals and reversals since its inception in 2011
ACP panel offers tips for easing difficult discussions with patientsPhysicians sometimes are reluctant to discuss controversial subjects with their patients. But these discussions become easier, and often produce better outcomes, when physicians explain why they are bringing up the subject, and try to understand the patient’s perspective on it.
ABIM touts certification to restore patient trust
ABIM touts certification to restore patient trustMOC changes gives physicians more flexibility, ABIM officials say
ACP urges collaborative action to put patients before paperwork
ACP urges collaborative action to put patients before paperworkInternists detail recommendations to reduce the burdens of EHRs, quality metrics and more
Top benefits and risks of sharing notes with patientsMedical note transparency can help patients and physicians communicate better, but many physicians remain tentantive
How to take advantage of the growing physician-dentist collaboration
How to take advantage of the growing physician-dentist collaborationAs a growing body of research suggests a link between oral health and chronic health conditions, the benefits of physician-dentist partnership become even clearer.
Tips to make every payer negotiation a successSuccessful payer negotiations require preparation, persistence and a bit of salesmanship