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Editor’s Note:

Welcome to Medical Economics' blog section which features contributions from members of the medical community. The views expressed in these blogs are those of their respective contributors and do not represent the views of Medical Economics or UBM Medica.

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Your Voice: Refusing Medicare patients a reality
Stop suggesting physicians are ‘bought’ through pharma giftsSeeing a dollar amount next to a physician’s name without context is a dangerous practice
Consumer genomics: Next direction or next distraction?Patients are more interested in knowing their health risks than ever before.
Everything doctors need to know about new payment review strategiesWhat to do if you receive an outlier coding notice
Top risks and rewards of ACOsBeing part of an ACO can ease quality reporting burdens, but may also carry financial risk for member practices
How to pick the right communication solutionHealthcare workers can share confidential data between multiple people or applications easily and quickly while meeting HIPAA’s technical and administrative safeguard requirements.
How to improve care, hit quality metrics for COPD patientsIn the age of value-based care, helping patients manage this chronic condition becomes more important than ever
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.
Preventing burnout’s worst case scenario by embracing emotionsEncouraging physicians to talk about their mental health and practice self-care are important tools to prevent burnout and suicide.
Fighting physician burnout at three levelsThe American Medical Association’s practice management tools aim to solve burnout at the level of individual practices and larger health systems.