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POLICY

Physicians Should Just Say ‘No’ to MACRA
Physicians Should Just Say ‘No’ to MACRAI can't recall the exact moment I crossed over from believer in today's version of the healthcare quality movement to skeptic.
Guide to understanding MACRATrying to make sense of the Medicare Access and Chip Reauthorization Act of 2015? We're here to help.
Here is the PCP crisis solution and it's simple
Here is the PCP crisis solution and it's simpleThere is a primary care crisis in the United States. We know it because patients only get 8-12 minutes with their primary care physician (PCP) who interrupts them within about 18 seconds and never fully listens to them. Patients are sent for tests, given a prescription or referred to the specialist even though the PCP could—with more time—have figured out the problem without a test, prescription or referral.
Top 8 most-read articles of 2016
Top 8 most-read articles of 2016We’ve rounded up our most popular articles from the past year, and each one not only had a big impact when they were published, they continue to prove their staying power through the continued conversations they still create on social media.
Bill would give physicians lead on advanced illness care
Bill would give physicians lead on advanced illness carePhysicians, not the federal government, should decide what’s best for patients with advanced illnesses or who are close to death
Top 10 challenges facing physicians in 2017
Top 10 challenges facing physicians in 2017For the fourth consecutive year, Medical Economics reveals its list of obstacles physicians will face in the coming year and, more importantly, how to overcome them.
Healthcare 2017 means business as usual for doctorsWill the healthcare industry ever catch a break? Not this year it seems.
Solving the nation's primary care shortage
Solving the nation's primary care shortageThe supply of primary care physicians needed to bolster the move toward quality-driven reimbursement models is becoming increasingly stretched.
Analyzing the financial impact of the 2017 Obamacare market
Analyzing the financial impact of the 2017 Obamacare marketWe have a new president-elect who plans to repeal the Accountable Care Act and replace it with something “better.”
Dear President-elect Trump: It’s time to bring doctors to the table
Dear President-elect Trump: It’s time to bring doctors to the tablePresident-elect Donald J. Trump campaigned on a promise to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act with better health plans and healthcare for all Americans.