JAMA study a slap in the face to physiciansAMA recently published an article with findings from a study alleging an association between free meals for physicians and an increased rate of prescribing the branded drugs discussed during a lunch or dinner meeting. Of course, it wasn’t until you got to the very end of the piece that the authors came clean and admitted that there is no actual cause-and-effect relationship present.
In this issue
How physicians can take charge, protect autonomy and put patients first August 10, 2016By Jeff BendixHealthcare’s transition to value-based payments is ratcheting up the pressure on independent medical practices battling for survival, and data is the ammunition they need to have any chance of winning. The invasion of third parties into DPC is highly worrisome
August 10, 2016DPC, billing confusion and defensive medicine are the hot topics in this issue's Your Voice.
Tips to understand EHR note cloningQ: Where can I find specific guidance on cloning and electronic health record (EHR) issues? Concierge medicine becomes an option in reform era August 10, 2016By Janet ColwellOnce considered medicine for the rich, concierge practice may be worth exploring for doctors facing today’s challenges The wearable future comes to medical practices August 10, 2016By Mary K. PrattSmart glasses and other wearable technologies could become as ubiquitous in the exam room as a stethoscope or blood pressure cuff, giving doctors not only another tool to deliver quality care but helping to bolster their personal connections with patients. MIPS explained: 4 categories physicians must master August 10, 2016By Ed FinkelNew Medicare payment system still coming into focus, but practices should act now. The man behind MOC defends the program against critics August 10, 2016By Jeff Bendix“Patients respect certification a lot more than reviews on Yelp,” says ABIM president in an exclusive interview.