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Docs' Biggest Medical Regrets

We'd like to only remember the good things we've done in life and forget the bad, but that's not how our minds work. Everyone lives with a few regrets from their personal lives and careers. We asked a few doctors to share some of their biggest regrets in medicine.

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Linda Girgis, MD

In this Q&A, a family medicine doc talks about why the MACRA legislation should terrify small practice physicians from a financial perspective.

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One doctor commiserates on the fact that drugs can be incredibly expensive, forcing her patients to choose between medications and paying rent.

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What to know about the proposed rule on MACRA implementation from CMS, including how financially damaging it will be to solo and small practices.

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Most practices know they are obligated to collect patient copays and deductibles, but few know that for certain low-income patients doing so is illegal.

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Government and commercial insurers have different policies practices must know about waiving copayments. What do practices have to know?

Medical practices must make it a point to periodically review payer websites and make sure that their information is correct.

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It’s hard enough as private practice doc in today’s reimbursement environment. Medical school debt can make it worse, here are tips to avoid this issue.

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