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POLICY

How well do you understand MIPS?Although MIPS can affect a small practice’s income, polls show that most physicians still know little about it. How much do you know? Take our quiz and find out!
Foreign-born physicians struggle with visa processing changeThe change has been problematic because it adds more uncertainty and extra wait time in a long, bureaucratic process, which then may jeopardize their jobs.
Is the DPC movement at risk of failing?While the idea of direct payments between patients and physicians seems like a blessing among the healthcare chaos, the recent closures of two leading DPC businesses have put a question mark on the movement’s future.
4 factors that affect your Medicare bond costHere are the top 4 ways in which you can influence your bond costs.
Corporate medicine use doctors as pawnsThe solution for burnout is for physicians to be able to devote their full energies solely to the wellbeing of their patients by opting-out of the demands of all third-party contracts and not becoming hospital corporate employees.
Here's how to tackle the challenges of care coordinationVirtually all primary care physicians engage in coordinated care to some degree, but the extra emphasis placed on it now by healthcare policymakers, along with new reimbursement models and reporting requirements, has primary care doctors looking for ways to improve how they coordinate care.
Slow and steady won't win MACRA race for physiciansThere are cogent reasons for healthcare professionals to amp up their participation in Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) as soon as possible
House healthcare bill would end coverage for 23 million by 2026About 23 million Americans would lose healthcare coverage over the next nine years if the bill recently passed by the U.S. House of Representatives were to become law, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO).
May News Quiz
May News QuizThe last few months have seen an avalanche of news coming from Washington. But while most of the focus has been on politics, healthcare has seen its share of newsworthy developments too. Have you been keeping up? Find out by taking the Medical Economics news quiz!
Can the looming physician shortage be stopped?While the nation debates the policy and payment issues in healthcare, a quiet crisis may be brewing behind the scenes.