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Physicians ready practices for 2018 MACRA rule
Physicians ready practices for 2018 MACRA ruleMedical groups, experts weigh in on Medicare payments for 2020.
How can physicians combat industry shortages and meet patient demands?
How can physicians combat industry shortages and meet patient demands?In the next few years, a major shortage of primary care physicians will sweep across the United States. By 2025, the number of physicians needed will fall short by 46,000 to 90,000, according to a recent study from the Association of American Medical Colleges.
Are you ready for MACRA?  Scorecards can help
Are you ready for MACRA? Scorecards can helpWith Congress attempting to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and with the president issuing executive actions to roll back portions of the ACA, some in the medical community have been wondering whether the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) also faces an uncertain future.
A call for physicians to denounce third parties once and for allI appeal to my fellow physicians, let us denounce with a single voice practices by third parties.
10 things physicians need to know about MACRA in 2018
10 things physicians need to know about MACRA in 2018CMS adds cost to MIPS score, exempts more physicians in rules for Quality Payment Program next year.
My proposal to change the American healthcare system for the better
My proposal to change the American healthcare system for the betterDuring the good old days, physicians were considered the pillar of the community and the role of primary care physician (PCP) was a respected position. I'm guessing that during that time, we, the physicians, assumed the role of custodians of patients’ medical records.
Understanding the connect between poverty, health and healthcare
Understanding the connect between poverty, health and healthcareHow should we be addressing the broader issue of population health?
Physicians respond to Trump's latest Obamacare actionHere’s what physicians from across the country had to say about the president’s latest moves.
The growing financial impact of patient satisfaction
The growing financial impact of patient satisfactionWith more healthcare costs being shifted to consumers, they are expecting more from their providers.
Physicians deserve more recognition for their hard work and dedicationMedical Economics is announcing its first-ever “ChangeMakers in Medicine” award.