Tort reform necessary to solve defensive medicine
June 25, 2016Solving defensive medicine, antibiotic use and recertification are the hot topics of this month's Your Voice.
In this issue
Physicians chart new path into direct primary care June 25, 2016By Janet ColwellEntrepreneurial docs make it work by cutting out third-party payers and negotiating with suppliers What should physicians do about the opioid crisis? June 25, 2016By Jeff BendixAmid rising deaths due to prescription painkillers, doctors are finding alternative ways to help patients manage chronic pain. What active patient management means when billing incident-toHow often must the physician perform subsequent services that reflect the continued active management of a patient’s care in order to bill incident-to? How cyberattacks can impact physicians June 25, 2016By Mary K. PrattData thieves are getting craftier with their methods—and are actively targeting healthcare records. Physicians don’t want hands tied by opioid reform June 25, 2016By John FrankCongress has taken what some are calling largely symbolic steps to address the issue of opioid abuse. Tips for succession planning for private practices June 25, 2016By John Campbell JDNearly 40% of doctors in the U.S. are aged 50 or older, and one in four are 65 or older, according to the American Medical Association. For these baby boomers, retirement is a fast-approaching reality. As they ponder their next life phase, doctors who own private practices face several challenges unique to the profession. How bundled pay brings physicians greater risks and rewards June 25, 2016By Nicole LewisMany experts view bundled payments as a critical part of cutting costs and reforming healthcare. Independent doctors find success with physician-led ACOsThere are over 600 accountable care organizations (ACOs) in the United States—and half of them are physician-led. Direct primary care may become the normTraditional primary care is failing, and physicians are burning out at a high rate. Save blame for later, it’s time to work together to solve the opioid crisis June 27, 2016By Rashmee Patil MDThe patient encounters may vary, but the public health issue remains the same: We have an opioid crisis in America and the numbers prove it.