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Complying with health reform mandates isn't easy. The wise physician will pick and choose those measures that make sense for his practice.
Physicians' Quality Does Impact Cost
The most asked question from state legislators: Does physician quality really impact cost?
Patient-Centered Care Versus Patient-Directed Care
We have all experienced patients who demand certain tests or treatments and see the physician’s role as rubber-stamping whatever is desired. Here's how to deal.
Five Ways Physicians Can Get the Most Out of Hospitals
Hospitals go to great lengths to control physicians. They take undeserved public credit for physicians’ work. Curiously, physicians capitulate. Why?
Radiology Can Lead the Way in Clinical Decision Support
Federal mandates for clinical decision support for imaging studies can put radiologists in the forefront of a trend that’s likely to grow.
Physicians Must Lead the Charge to Improve Patient Care
Here are a few small changes that I recommend that all physicians begin making to improve care coordination, communication, and follow-up care.
New CMS Rule Cracks Down on Past Medicare Offenders
A new rule by CMS to punish "bad actors" and new concern with the Independent Payment Advisory Board highlight the problem with Medicare and Medicaid.
Higher Health Insurance Rates for Unhealthy Lifestyles?
At what point should an individual take responsibility for his health, and should there be a financial incentive/disincentive to influence that lifestyle?
Health Insurance Exchanges and Your Practice
Anders Gilberg of the MGMA discusses your practice's obligation to accept federal or state exchange plans and how to manage them properly.
Understanding Medicare Value-based Payment Models
2015 is a crucial year to prove cost and quality as a Medicare provider. Here's what you need to know to avoid financial penalties down the line.
Meaningful Use Attestation: Avoiding Penalties
The turn of the calendar to 2015 means year-long reporting of meaningful use under CMS' EHR Incentive Programs. Here's how to prepare.
Meaningful Use Attestation: Last Chance for Payments
The last quarter of 2014 is the last chance for eligible professionals to get meaningful use incentive payments. Here's how to ensure you attest properly.
The Changing Nature of the Physician Assistant Workforce
John McGinnity, president of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, shares how PA practice is changing, and how physicians and practices should adapt.
Payer Contracts and Your Medical Practice: Beware of Deal Breakers
Penny Noyes of Health Business Navigators discusses the typical components in payer agreements, and those that might cause practices trouble.
Making the Case for Hybrid Concierge Medical Practice
A conversation with Wayne Lipton, founder of Concierge Choice Physicians LLC, on what hybrid concierge is and why physicians might want to consider it.
Physician Trends and Challenges Ahead
In this podcast, healthcare expert Laurie Morgan discusses key trends and challenges highlighted in our Great American Physician Survey, Sponsored by Kareo.
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