The Race to MACRA and Value
Is your practice ready for the new Medicare payment systems coming in January 2017? Now is the time to develop a plan.
Inbox: Physicians Lament Loss of Control
In our recurring blog "Inbox" we share comments from physicians and practice administrators telling us what keeps them awake at night.
Practice Rounds: All Payer ACO Comes to Vermont
Final Rule concessions under MACRA may just delay implementation of new payment model, and together CMS and Vermont create single, state-wide ACO.
Inbox: Docs Ask 'What Career Should I Have Pursued?'
The Advantages of Working in a Direct Primary Care Model
Once considered elitist, direct primary care practices are gaining ground with physicians and patients alike.
9 Things to Do and See at MGMA16 Annual Conference
If you are attending this year’s Medical Group Management Association conference in San Francisco, here are nine things to put on your agenda.
7 Customer Service Tips for Physicians and Staff
We asked our practice management experts to reveal their trade secrets for dealing with patients. Here's what they said.
The Dangers of Copy and Paste in the EHR
Copy and paste can speed up patient charting in the EHR, but physicians and staff must be wary of propagating errors. Here are key factors to consider.
The Best States to Practice in 2016
There are many factors that determine where a physician should set up shop. So, we combed through the data to help you figure out where that will be.
INBOX: Physicians Recommend Dumping ACA
Practice Rounds: Increasing Federal Subsidies for ACA
The presidential candidates have diametrically opposed positions on healthcare and Congress may be the culprit for out-of-control drug costs.
Patients, Physicians Adopting Medical Cost Estimators
In response to dramatically higher copays and deductibles, patients and their physicians are using technology to find the best prices for healthcare.
Inbox: Higher Deductibles Cramp Physicians, Patients
Practice Rounds: Meaningful Use Has Fallen Short
When it comes to running a practice economically, physicians are getting creative, and new research indicates that Meaningful Use falls short.
The Rising Cost of Patient Care
Small Practice Bears Larger Load for Healthcare Costs
Rising patient deductibles and cost sharing not only hurts patients, but also can put pressures on medical practices to manage their revenue cycle.
Inbox: Fast Food Medicine
Crumbling Boundaries Between Patients and Doctors
The relationship between physicians and their patients is at the core of medical practice. However, outside forces are changing the physician-patient dynamic.
Practice Rounds: Explosive Growth for Electronic Scripts
The number of physicians prescribing controlled substances grew 359 percent in 2015, according to new data.
Inbox: Physicians Continue to Decry MOC
The Inbox: Asset Protection in Volatile Times
The Inbox: Battling Over Scope of Practice
Practice Rounds: More Narcotics for Cranky Patients
Docs say they feel pressure from hospitals to make patients happy by prescribing narcotics. Also, text messaging patients may be the next frontier.
Inbox: The EHR of the Future
Four Technologies You Should Be Using in Your Practice
Don't work harder, work smarter. Technology can ease your most pressing revenue cycle and work flow concerns.
The Inbox: Why Can't Docs and PAs Get Along?
Patient Collection Strategies that Work for New Plans
If your practice is struggling to collect all that it is due from patients, here's how you can stack the deck in your favor.
Captive Insurance Companies Draw IRS Eye
Captive insurance companies can bring significant benefits to physicians, yet the risk of an IRS audit can increase.
Captive Insurance Can Bring Windfall to Physicians
Captive insurance companies allow physicians to pool their malpractice premiums, so that any risk is distributed across the group.
Practice Rounds: No Healthcare Privacy for Young Adults
Despite HIPAA protections, young adults still on parents' health policies have little privacy. In some states, that is beginning to change.
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