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Health Law and Policy

9 ways doctors have it worse than everyone else
9 ways doctors have it worse than everyone elsePhysicians face many obstacles in their quest to provide quality care to patients. Imagine if other professions had to deal with some of the same challenges.
Physicians struggling to hold onto independenceWe are teasing each challenge and how it has affected the healthcare industry. Read on to find out how physicians have been struggling this year to remain independent in the face of value-based care initiatives
With new guidelines, hypertension diagnoses to riseTips for physicians to address high blood pressure, meet value-based care targets
5 Takeaways from new hypertension guidelinesThe new guidance means that nearly 103 million Americans will now carry a diagnosis of high blood pressure following a visit to their physician.
A physician’s tale of irrational drug pricesWe've all heard the outrage over the sudden rise in the price of the EpiPen. What we hear far less often is how common the sudden and dramatic rise in many other pharmaceutical prices has become in recent years. It can be easy to forget issues like this until they affect us personally.
There needs to be accountability for the lack of interoperabilityInteroperability is important and probably the main driver of cost savings. So where are the IT vendors on interoperability? The answer is probably close to nowhere.
6 steps to avoid a health IT outage
6 steps to avoid a health IT outageWhen an IT emergency strikes medical practices, there’s a small window to avoid big losses of time and money, so it’s best to have a plan in place.
This is why we need to accelerate value-based care
This is why we need to accelerate value-based careMuch like the Accountable Care Act (ACA) debate in 2010, the current political debate over repealing and replacing the ACA is focused on coverage and cost.
To give care to others, physicians shouldn’t be afraid to get helpFour out of 10 U.S. physicians reported they would be reluctant to seek formal medical care for treatment of a mental health condition for fear of repercussions to their licensure
Physicians ready practices for 2018 MACRA rule
Physicians ready practices for 2018 MACRA ruleMedical groups, experts weigh in on Medicare payments for 2020.