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Navigating the rocky financial road aheadStrategies for handling the early-year cash crunch
How to assemble the right financial team to assist your practiceWhy physicians need financial advisers, attorneys and bankers
Everything doctors need to know about modifier 25When to bill an office visit (with modifier 25) and a minor procedure.
How to provide patients the up-front price of treatmentPhysicians should consider revealing prices to meet.
Your Voice: Physician accountability? Let’s legislate Congressional accountability
Is partnership still worth it for physicians?In today’s market, partnerships come with a number of risks and uncertainties, leading physicians to question whether they truly want to be tied to a practice for the long term.
How can physicians combat industry shortages and meet patient demands?
How can physicians combat industry shortages and meet patient demands?In the next few years, a major shortage of primary care physicians will sweep across the United States. By 2025, the number of physicians needed will fall short by 46,000 to 90,000, according to a recent study from the Association of American Medical Colleges.
Are you ready for MACRA?  Scorecards can help
Are you ready for MACRA? Scorecards can helpWith Congress attempting to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and with the president issuing executive actions to roll back portions of the ACA, some in the medical community have been wondering whether the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) also faces an uncertain future.
A call for physicians to denounce third parties once and for allI appeal to my fellow physicians, let us denounce with a single voice practices by third parties.
10 things physicians need to know about MACRA in 2018
10 things physicians need to know about MACRA in 2018CMS adds cost to MIPS score, exempts more physicians in rules for Quality Payment Program next year.