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How to combat TV drug ads the right way
How to combat TV drug ads the right wayPhysicians 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
Replacing Obamacare not an easy path for new administrationDismantling Obamacare was a campaign promise that President Donald Trump intends to keep.
Physicians have fought against fake news for yearsYou 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
MACRA cuts back health IT criteria for physiciansMedicare reimbursement reform efforts bring pros and cons for healthcare technology use
How to succeed under MIPSWith major changes coming to Medicare this year, doctors must decide now how to tackle payment reform
President Trump to take healthcare in new direction
President Trump to take healthcare in new directionExperts say the impact on policy will likely be greater than on individual physicians and practices
Can patient satisfaction and quality care coexist?
Can patient satisfaction and quality care coexist?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
The destruction of markets in healthcareMany hold the belief that markets do not work in healthcare.
How did Medicare become the highest paying carrier?
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
GOP Obamacare replacement bill puts physicians, patients in chargeExclusive: Author of first substantial GOP healthcare plan says ‘heat is on’ to repeal and replace.