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Your Voice: Time to defeat the ‘system’ to truly improve U.S. healthcareThe time has come that we fire those in Congress, government agencies such as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the insurance industry.
3 helpful solutions to value-based care obstaclesUsing technology tools the right way can yield positive results
Physicians should partner with pharmacists to battle quality metricsFrom 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.
My best idea to avoid physician burnout2017 Physician Writing Contest: Honorable Mention
How to protect yourself and your practice from secondary business venturesBefore investing in or becoming associated with any outside venture, it is critical to proactively identify and limit risks
How EHR capabilities will affect Medicare quality payRegulators are providing flexibility when it comes to system upgrades, but functionality questions remain
Value-based Rx: How physicians can manage affordability, adherenceFor doctors, the price of prescription drugs used to be largely a medical concern: Patients wouldn’t get better if they couldn’t afford to fill their prescriptions. But with Medicare’s growing emphasis on value-based care, many physicians now also have a financial stake in ensuring that patients can pay for the medications they need.
Recent changes to vaccine coding physicians need to knowA Medicare change may effect billing
Tips for improving physician-pharmacist relationsMedicare payment reform offers added incentives for making pharmacists part of a patient’s care delivery team.
This is the solution to rising drug costsIt's fair—right?
Some dream of payers without borders, but obstacles remainExperts are skeptical that deregulating state insurance markets will lead to less costly plans and better coverage