Your Voice: Doctors are exploited by Maintenance of certification
August 25, 2016MOC, frustration with insurance company payment fees and physicians being bought by pharmaceutical companies are the hot topics readers discuss in this issue's Your Voice.
In this issue
Tips for independent practices to survive value-based care
August 25, 2016The Medicare Access and Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) ushers in a new age of “value-based payment reform” and forces the question, “How does one become more interdependent without losing one’s identity?”
Mostashari's biggest Meaningful Use regret and health IT's future August 25, 2016By Keith L. MartinAledade’s Farzad Mostashari answers Medical Economics readers’ questions on various struggles facing physicians regarding health IT. Physicians must harness their power to ensure independence August 25, 2016By Keith L. MartinFarzad Mostashari, MD, recently sat down with Medical Economics to weigh in on topics ranging from how his former employer can truly make value-based care attainable for solo and small practices as well as the true fate of private medicine. Physicians lead charge for defective medical device reporting measures August 25, 2016By John FrankA Pennsylvania physician is lobbying Congress to act on a new proposal that would require doctors to report defective medical equipment to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Shared decision making unites physicians, patients August 25, 2016By James F. SweeneyWhy engaging patients in the process is key to succeeding under value-based care. Why social media story sharing is vital for physicians today August 25, 2016By Ken TerryIgnoring social media is no longer possible if your practice wants to reach patients where they are. Maybe Trump's wall idea isn't so bad
August 25, 2016I wonder if Trump isn't so far off...
3 steps to get ready for MACRA August 25, 2016By Chris EmperMany practices are not sure how best to approach and prepare for compliance with the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) payment reforms. Here are some short-term changes practices can implement to prepare. How to properly code diabetes complexity
August 25, 2016We have a large patient population with diabetes, and we are still struggling with how to code each of the manifestations. Can you give us a good guideline to help with our coding?
Physicians take MOC fight to state level August 25, 2016By Ed FinkelA new law in Oklahoma—and proposals in other states—looks to limit the power of maintenance of certification