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health law and policy

CMS changes impacting primary care for the better
CMS changes impacting primary care for the betterA look at how Medicare is reforming primary care payment.
Leveraging advancing care information to lift MIPS scoresChoosing the option of completing the Advancing Care Information (ACI) section of Medicare's Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) offers physicians one clear path through the complex thicket of guidelines that define the program.
Healthcare is going gangbusters for the economy
Healthcare is going gangbusters for the economyThe economy is going gangbusters. According to an American Medical Association report, that's due in part to the healthcare industry.
How the new budget deal affects physicians
How the new budget deal affects physiciansBob Doherty of the ACP breaks down the major healthcare implications of the government's funding plan.
A New Year's hope for physicians battling burnout
A New Year's hope for physicians battling burnoutA new year is upon us, so it is time for the obligatory New Year resolutions. However, since I am terrible at keeping resolutions, here is at least one thing I hope to work on for 2018: I want to grieve better.
Threats to Medicare funding jeopardize physician participationHow long they can play the Medicare payment shell game without simply walking away from the table?
The true power of medicine
The true power of medicineThe best physicians heal their patients, but in turn, heal themselves and face the depths of human vulnerability and suffering, pursuing a meaning much greater than themselves.
5 reasons why your EHR isn't enough for success in value-based care
5 reasons why your EHR isn't enough for success in value-based care. Keeping in mind that the core mandate of value-based care is shifting accountability to providers for the holistic quality and cost of the care they deliver, five shortcomings of legacy EHRs become apparent.
American older adults sicker and poorer than 10 other countries, survey says
American older adults sicker and poorer than 10 other countries, survey saysOlder adults in the United States are sicker and more likely to skip treatment than senior patients in 10 other developed countries, according to an international survey by the Commonwealth Fund.
We need to continue progress in primary careThis year, Washington, D.C., was once again the epicenter of the debate about the future of healthcare in America.