It isn't easy for practices to become accredited as a patient centered medical home. To help you assess your readiness and make the transition, here are a few guidelines to get you started.
Defensive medicine is one of the single-biggest drivers of healthcare costs, yet the so-called reformers simply ignore this fact. What can you do as a physician?
Dozens of Medicaid patients awaiting organ transplants are being left to die because cash-strapped Arizona will not pay for the operations.
The Affordable Care Act added a new Medicare Annual Wellness Visit. Contrary to patient and physician expectations, it is not a physical exam.
Is private-office healthcare in its death throes? Was the just-passed health reform legislation the final thrust to push out independent physicians? Find out what editorial director Bob Keaveney has to say.
Physicians have long been worried about protecting themselves from malpractice claims. But, now the uncertainty of healthcare reform promises to muddy the financial waters. What to do?
New Medicare coverage for smoking cessation counseling
Medical coding guidance on prevention planning; the ICD-10 transition; ABN advice; and more.
It's been a wild year in healthcare. And you ain't seen nothing yet.
Large numbers of Americans have been cutting back deeply on needed and preventive care. Now is the time to plot a survival strategy with fewer patients who spend more frugally.