Articles Congress swings and misses on healthcare reform efforts April 10, 2017 By Keith L. Martin I have loved baseball for as long as I can remember, but as I get older, I have the same problems with those who play our national pastime that I have with our national representatives in government. In this issue Your Voice: I was hacked, too April 10, 2017 The article “I was hacked” (February 10, 2017) by Dr. George Ellis was quite timely. How to protect your practice when data breach hits a partner April 10, 2017 By Julie Knudson Good cybersecurity also means protecting patient data when it’s held by a business associate Can virtual groups help independent practices? April 10, 2017 By Ken Terry Viewed as a small-practice savior for data reporting, CMS has yet to reveal how they can assist with quality metrics GOP Doctors Caucus: We’re watching MACRA April 10, 2017 By Joseph Burns The 16-member caucus remain concerned about how the law could affect physicians. Everything doctors need to know about bundled payments April 10, 2017 By Lisa A. Eramo MA Getting a head start on learning how bundled payments work can help physicians prepare for MACRA Despite White House shake-up, value-based pay is here to stay Commercial payers, large employers and leading provider systems across the nation have fully embraced this transformation and they will not simply revert back to the fee-for-service system of healthcare delivery and reimbursement. Top 4 tips for succession planning April 10, 2017 By Christopher Mann While retirement or a reduced role in the practice might feel like a long way off, the reality is that positioning yourself and your practice for a smooth transition takes time and thoughtful planning. The secret to smart investing for physicians April 10, 2017 By Vincent Cucuzza The secret to smart investing for physicians is finding your number and the right financial professional to help you reach it How physicians can limit their risk in healthcare marketing Healthcare professionals must be careful when hiring marketers because of complex laws that could result in fines and criminal penalties.