Practice Management

The rise and fall of the patient-centered medical homeWhy a PCMH pioneer may abandon the model in his practice
PCMH playbookBecoming a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) presents both opportunities and challenges for medical practices. If you’re thinking of seeking PCMH recognition or recertification, take heed of the following lessons from practices that have gone through the process.
Remote patient monitoring: Fulfilling its promiseRemote patient monitoring offers the promise of improving patient outcomes. But experts say the technology will not become truly useful until the healthcare industry figures out how to reimburse physicians appropriately, and develops best practices for using remote monitoring to treat patients with chronic conditions.

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Volunteering: The benefits and risks for physiciansUsing your medical skills to help out in the community can be rewarding, but physicians must make sure they consider the liability implications before lending a hand.
PCMH: A proxy term for modern primary careThe patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model means different things to different people. Joseph E. Scherger, MD, MPH, asks if PCMH is really the new model of medical practice.
Family Bibles and chicken dinners: Physician writing contestMedical Economics is proud to unveil the honorable mention entries in our 2015 Physician Writing Contest. We believe the essays exemplify what connecting with your patients is truly about, and demonstrate the levels of heart, determination, and empathy you strive to bring into every exam room, every day. Thanks for reading.

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Physician investing should take emotion into accountEach of us has our own anxieties related to work, life, and money, and the planning needs to take these into account.
Responding to payer consolidationPhysicians and medical practices should anticipate at least three consequences from possible mega-mergers of health insurers.
Physicians should embrace electronic prescribingIf you haven't implemented e-prescribing in your practice, now is the time. In addition to improved efficiencies, it will make patient care safer.
Understanding physician compensation capsPhysician compensation caps are a relatively new phenomenon but one that is likely to grow as more physicians become employees instead of independent practitioners. Here's what you need to know about them and how they could affect your career.

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