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Health Law and Policy

CMS changes impacting primary care for the better
CMS changes impacting primary care for the betterA look at how Medicare is reforming primary care payment.
Taming the Wild West of mobile healthcareWithin the past decade, over 165,000 mobile health apps have launched, with thousands more on the way.
Leveraging advancing care information to lift MIPS scoresChoosing the option of completing the Advancing Care Information (ACI) section of Medicare's Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) offers physicians one clear path through the complex thicket of guidelines that define the program.
Healthcare is going gangbusters for the economy
Healthcare is going gangbusters for the economyThe economy is going gangbusters. According to an American Medical Association report, that's due in part to the healthcare industry.
How the new budget deal affects physicians
How the new budget deal affects physiciansBob Doherty of the ACP breaks down the major healthcare implications of the government's funding plan.
A New Year's hope for physicians battling burnout
A New Year's hope for physicians battling burnoutA new year is upon us, so it is time for the obligatory New Year resolutions. However, since I am terrible at keeping resolutions, here is at least one thing I hope to work on for 2018: I want to grieve better.
Top 5 locations physician salaries are declining
Top 5 locations physician salaries are decliningWe told you the top 10 most in demand metros for physicians, as well as the top 10 metros doctors are getting the biggest pay raises, but what about the worst places for physicians who are looking for a salary bump?
Addressing the main cause of physician burnout
Addressing the main cause of physician burnoutThere is little argument that the EHR, and especially meaningful use of the EHR, are the main drivers of physician burnout and decreased productivity.
The true power of medicine
The true power of medicineThe best physicians heal their patients, but in turn, heal themselves and face the depths of human vulnerability and suffering, pursuing a meaning much greater than themselves.
5 reasons why your EHR isn't enough for success in value-based care
5 reasons why your EHR isn't enough for success in value-based care. Keeping in mind that the core mandate of value-based care is shifting accountability to providers for the holistic quality and cost of the care they deliver, five shortcomings of legacy EHRs become apparent.