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Practices can often feel helpless when it comes to working with payers. Here's how they can change that dynamic and become empowered.
Making the Case for Direct Primary Care
M. Samir Qamar, a family medicine physician, made the switch to direct primary care a few years back and hasn't looked back. He explains why he loves it.
The Inbox: Offsetting Declining Practice Revenue
In our recurring blog "Inbox" we share comments from physicians and practice administrators telling us what keeps them awake at night.
California Opposes Anthem-Cigna Merger
With the California Insurance Commissioner recommending the DOJ block the Anthem-Cigna merger, it seems that patients are finally being put first.
The Over-Regulated Healthcare Marketplace
Many physicians are considering a private care model in response to growing pains stemming from healthcare reform. But how long can they function without oversight?
Have Docs Fill Out Conflict of Interest Questionnaires
Your practice's physicians may hate filling out those conflict of interest questionnaires, but they are important in complying with the federal Stark Law.
What States Make Patients Pay Out of Pocket the Most?
What state allows for almost 50 percent patient responsibility? Also, which services have the highest percentage of patient responsibility?
The Inbox: Physician Deliberations on MACRA
Three Payer Contract Negotiation Strategies
Have an upcoming contract negotiation with a payer? Let Marcia Brauchler give you three key strategies before you sit down at the table.
Medical Billing and Collections Quiz
Test your patient collections knowledge with our interactive quiz, featuring claims and denial data from RemitDATA from the fourth quarter of 2014.
ICD-10 Preparation: 3 Tips for Early 2015
With the ICD-10 transition on the horizon, medical practices need to start preparing. Here are three tips to start with when the calendar flips to 2015.
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.
Providers Share Frustrating Payer Experiences
Most providers can probably share "war stories" over frustrating experiences they've had with a payer. Here are a few we've accumulated.
2015 Fee Schedule Survey Results
Here are the complete results of our 2015 Fee Schedule Survey, featuring more than 2,500 respondents across the country.
Physicians, Administrators Share 2016 Resolutions
We asked physicians and administrators what their resolutions were for 2016, either personal or professional. Here's what they said.
2015 Physician Compensation Survey Results
The results of our 2015 Physician Compensation Survey show a mixed bag when it comes to compensation based on productivity, patient satisfaction, and value.
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