Don’t worry, your kids will make excellent physicians
April 25, 2016Much 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.
In this issue
Retail clinics are bad news for primary care
April 25, 2016Retail clinics, ABMS, MOC and quality metrics are the hot topics of Your Voice this month.
Exclusive report: Physician income is actually improving April 25, 2016By Jeff BendixPrimary 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 them April 25, 2016By Bridget M. KuehnDespite the improvements, the new Next Generation ACOs still may not be the right fit for every organization. How to take control of OSHA compliance April 25, 2016By Richard BestMaintaining 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? April 25, 2016By Bridget M. KuehnThe 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 physicians April 25, 2016By Ken TerryWhile consumer apps have evolved quickly, apps for physicians have lagged behind, in both quality and utility Maintenance of certification pushed me out of medicine
April 25, 2016The 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?