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6 considerations before joining an APMChances are, many independent medical practices are participating in Medicare’s Quality Payment Program through the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in 2017.
How to craft the perfect health IT that delivers for physicians and patientsThe technology is hurting the one group it's supposed to help—doctors.
Isn't it time for a 21st Century Pain assessment?The evaluation of pain is extremely difficult due to its subjective nature. We need to move to an evaluation of acute pain that not only takes the patient’s perception into account, but also, for the first time, incorporates objective measures of pain into a global assessment matrix.
10 questions to ask your EHR vendor to prepare for MIPSAs your practice embraces Medicare payment reform, make sure your technology is ready as well.
5 ways to prepare your practice for MIPS in 2018If Medicare payment reform feels too "big" to your practice right now, start slowly by covering the basics.
Is there a real time advantage to telemedicine?Time is money, and nowhere is this truer than in the world of healthcare.
Easy tips for physicians to reduce billing errorsUp to 80% of all medical bills contain mistakes, so what can be done to fix this problem?
How physicians can utilize National Immunization Awareness MonthThis is a good time for practices to revisit vaccines and remind staff and patients about the importance of immunization education.
Experts warn against alternate vaccination schedulesThere are dangers in straying from vaccine recommendations, so physicians play a critical part in educating patients.
Maternal antibodies may dampen infant's response to early vaccinesAntibodies passed during the third trimester to babies may weaken the infant's response to vaccines in the first few months of life, a new study finds.