How to combat TV drug ads the right way February 06, 2017 By Milly Dawson Physicians often find that advertisements for prescription drugs generate inappropriate demand among patients and lead to time-consuming conversations that might otherwise not be needed. Replacing Obamacare not an easy path for new administration January 26, 2017 By Todd Shryock Dismantling Obamacare was a campaign promise that President Donald Trump intends to keep. Physicians have fought against fake news for years January 25, 2017 By Keith L. Martin You may blame it for the results of the presidential election. You may see it as the byproduct of the Internet run amok. MACRA cuts back health IT criteria for physicians January 25, 2017 By Ken Terry Medicare reimbursement reform efforts bring pros and cons for healthcare technology use How to succeed under MIPS January 25, 2017 By James F. Sweeney With major changes coming to Medicare this year, doctors must decide now how to tackle payment reform President Trump to take healthcare in new direction January 25, 2017 By Jeff Bendix Experts say the impact on policy will likely be greater than on individual physicians and practices Can patient satisfaction and quality care coexist? January 23, 2017 By Milly Dawson The connection between high levels of patient satisfaction and the highest levels of quality care has not been proven. Patients may explicitly request tests, referrals and medication that they do not need and that will not help them or be cost effective, and be disappointed if they don’t get them. The destruction of markets in healthcare January 21, 2017 By Ken Fisher MD Many hold the belief that markets do not work in healthcare. How did Medicare become the highest paying carrier? I hope the new administration can focus on the overall improvement of population health as the goal while it evaluates the healthcare agenda. GOP Obamacare replacement bill puts physicians, patients in charge January 11, 2017 By Jeff Bendix Exclusive: Author of first substantial GOP healthcare plan says ‘heat is on’ to repeal and replace.