Your Voice: Time to defeat the ‘system’ to truly improve U.S. healthcare
August 25, 2017The time has come that we fire those in Congress, government agencies such as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the insurance industry.
In this issue
3 helpful solutions to value-based care obstaclesUsing technology tools the right way can yield positive results Physicians should partner with pharmacists to battle quality metrics August 25, 2017By Keith L. MartinFrom identifying alternative prescriptions covered at a lower cost by a patient’s plan to serving as an educator on disease management, pharmacists can play a huge role in aiding patient care. My best idea to avoid physician burnout August 25, 2017By Annette Chavez MD2017 Physician Writing Contest: Honorable Mention How to protect yourself and your practice from secondary business venturesBefore investing in or becoming associated with any outside venture, it is critical to proactively identify and limit risks How EHR capabilities will affect Medicare quality pay August 25, 2017By Ken TerryRegulators are providing flexibility when it comes to system upgrades, but functionality questions remain Value-based Rx: How physicians can manage affordability, adherence August 25, 2017By Jeff BendixFor doctors, the price of prescription drugs used to be largely a medical concern: Patients wouldn’t get better if they couldn’t afford to fill their prescriptions. But with Medicare’s growing emphasis on value-based care, many physicians now also have a financial stake in ensuring that patients can pay for the medications they need. Tips for improving physician-pharmacist relations August 25, 2017By Keith L. MartinMedicare payment reform offers added incentives for making pharmacists part of a patient’s care delivery team. Some dream of payers without borders, but obstacles remain August 25, 2017By James F. SweeneyExperts are skeptical that deregulating state insurance markets will lead to less costly plans and better coverage