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Don’t worry, your kids will make excellent physiciansMuch has been written about whether physicians in practice would recommend that their children pursue a career in medicine. The 87th Annual Physician Report by Medical Economics shows only 40% would.
Retail clinics are bad news for primary careRetail clinics, ABMS, MOC and quality metrics are the hot topics of Your Voice this month.
Exclusive report: Physician income is actually improvingPrimary care physicians see their practices improve as they become more nimble in a fast-changing world
Why Medicare wants to compare your coding to other doctorsQ:I received a letter from Medicare stating that I had more 99214s than my cohort of internal medicine providers, and that I needed to correct this in six months. I don’t believe that I’ve done anything wrong. How can they do this?
10 ways physicians can prepare for value-based payWays physicians can ready their practices for the future of reimbursement.
How physicians can decide if new ACOs are right for themDespite the improvements, the new Next Generation ACOs still may not be the right fit for every organization.
How to take control of OSHA complianceMaintaining compliance with the rules and regulations that apply to medical practices can be a tall order, especially for small practices with limited resources.
Can Next Generation ACOs pave the way for value-based pay?The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) shift to alternative physician payments has been a bumpy one. But its newest model, the Next Generation Accountable Care Organization (ACO), aims to smooth the way for healthcare providers looking to make the leap to value-based payments.
How to make mobile apps useful for physiciansWhile consumer apps have evolved quickly, apps for physicians have lagged behind, in both quality and utility
Maintenance of certification pushed me out of medicineThe following was sent to Virginia Moyer, MD, vice president for maintenance of certification (MOC) and quality at the American Board of Pediatrics a year ago. While the author ultimately completed MOC, lack of movement on this issue played a large part in the author’s decision to stop practicing.
Top 8 insights into the financial status of PCPs todayWe already told you the top 12 secondary incomes for physicians, according to the latest edition of the Medical Economics Physician Report. But what about the rest of the financial state of primary care practices in the United States?