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Best ways to boost practice performance
Best ways to boost practice performanceStarting out with clear priorities will help simplify process of finding the right plan, experts advise
Bundled pricing is the only true transparency in healthcare
Bundled pricing is the only true transparency in healthcarePrice transparency is the current and growing buzzword in healthcare.
Are physician incomes falling?
Are physician incomes falling?Physician incomes have been a topic of controversy for years, with physician compensation being criticized as one of the leading causes of high health care costs.
Evaluating the future of hospital acquisitions of private practicesHospitals continually seek to broaden service lines and increase their market share by adding key private physician groups.
Warning signs to look for to avoid practice embezzlementTheft and embezzlement is widespread, and it occurs more often in healthcare than in most other industries
Everything independent doctors need to know about private equity
Everything independent doctors need to know about private equityYou’ve no doubt heard about large healthcare companies and hospital systems being purchased for staggering sums by private equity firms.
Is your practice’s location financially hurting you?
Is your practice’s location financially hurting you?Primary care practices located in community settings do a better job of providing high-value, cost-effective services than primary care practices within hospital settings, according to a recent article in JAMA Internal Medicine.
CMS pay-for-performance measures flawed
CMS pay-for-performance measures flawedThis problem represents yet one more example of CMS’ ill-advised attempts to dictate what transpires in the course of the doctor-patient encounter.
How EHR capabilities will affect Medicare quality payRegulators are providing flexibility when it comes to system upgrades, but functionality questions remain
Value-based Rx: How physicians can manage affordability, adherence
Value-based Rx: How physicians can manage affordability, adherenceFor doctors, the price of prescription drugs used to be largely a medical concern: Patients wouldn’t get better if they couldn’t afford to fill their prescriptions. But with Medicare’s growing emphasis on value-based care, many physicians now also have a financial stake in ensuring that patients can pay for the medications they need.