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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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Diabetes management means PCP, endocrinology partnershipComprehensive management of a patient's diabetes is much more than prescribing medication.
What primary care should know about prediabetes preventionSavvy management of prediabetes may help prevent the disease from occurring, says endocrinologist Thomas W. Donner, MD, of Johns Hopkins Medicine.
Verma: Time to ‘reset’ EHRs to get to interoperabilityAfter nearly a decade of regular use, it’s time to rethink and restart how physicians use electronic health records (EHRs), according to Seema Verma, administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
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