Physician’s Guide to the New Consumer Market
With costs front and center for patients, in simple and stark terms: If you can’t deliver what the consumer perceives as quality, you will lose.
Why Hospital-led Accountable Care Organizations are a Flawed Concept
Why CMS should do away with hospital-led ACOs, and instead, focus on physician-led ACOs.
Bundled Payments: A Bundle of Trouble for Unprepared Physicians
Bundling payments for care episodes is gaining popularity among payers. It is episodic risk-sharing, and it can be risky business for physicians.
Physicians Need to Know the Truth behind the ACA Enrollment Numbers
The Obama administration’s health insurance enrollment numbers don’t match up to a conservative’s fact check. Who is telling the truth?
Washington has Declared War on Doctors, says Physician
Family physician Marlin Gill wrote his congressman looking for help in Washington’s “war on doctors.” His facts are correct, but his reasoning is not.
Obscure Obamacare Rule Puts Many Physicians at Financial Risk
The 90-day “payment grace period” for exchange insured patients puts physicians at risk for 60 days if patients don't pay their premiums.
Why the SGR Fix is Politics Instead of Progress for Physicians
The CBO says tacking a five-year delay to the individual mandate to the SGR fix will result in 13 million more uninsured and cost $138 billion.
Five Concepts that Could Transform Primary Care and Healthcare Overall
Primary-care transformation is not just about meeting standards, it requires a fundamental change focused on reducing cost and utilization.
Physicians and the Politics of Obamacare
A new Kaiser Family Foundation poll indicates that 47 percent of Americans don’t like the ACA, but 56 percent would keep it. Why the confusion? Politics.
Proposed SGR Fix No Bargain for Physicians
Value-based payment legislation would reward compliance over physician performance, stripping the value from healthcare delivery reform.
Physicians Band Together To Cut Costs, Improve Quality of Care
Physicians use a common, interoperable population health platform to cut healthcare spending by a third.
ACA Barriers Put Physician Performance at Risk
The ACA is creating a middle class that is underinsured, threatening to undermine physicians' ability to improve population health, and to be rewarded for it.
Obamacare's Big Changes Change Little for Physicians
America leads the world in technology and pharmacology, but lags far behind in managing and optimizing the health of its citizens.
Physicians, Patients, and Price Opacity
Skyrocketing insurance deductibles, Medicare, and Medicaid price manipulation shifting costs to private insurers and opaque prices are robbing your patients.
The Physician Guide to Narrow Networks
Healthcare will be revolutionized when physicians build and manage narrow high-performing networks and tie them together under a common platform.
Why CMS’ Pioneer ACO Program Fails to Deliver
Nine of the 32 pioneer ACOs are calling it quits. The problem is execution, not concept.
Reality Sets in on the Real Cost of the Affordable Care Act
Delaying the employer mandate highlights the folly of trying to fix how healthcare is paid for.
What Consumer-Driven Healthcare Really Means to Physicians
The words “consumer-driven healthcare” are bandied about like the buzz words, but their real implications are profound.
How CMS Should Cope with Increased Chronic Disease Rates
A new report reveals nearly eight in ten seniors, the generation, have at least one chronic condition. Here’s how we should be handling it.
The Perfect Recipe for Medical Practice Transformation
If you don’t prepare for reimbursement change, pocket change may be all you have left. Here’s the recipe for success.
Report Helps Physicians to Protect Patients’ Financial Well-Being
CMS takes a positive step toward price transparency by disclosing hospital pricing.
Medicare Rounding Errors and the Real World
Unnecessary Medicare readmissions cost workers $200 each every year.
The Top Ten Changes in Patient Expectations for 2013
Patient expectations have changed little in the past 15 months, but patient intensity has.
How to Transform Your Physician Practice to Accommodate Changes
Physicians must transform their business models from merely being service providers. Why being complacent is your worst option.
Physician Independence May Die by a Thousand Tiny Cuts
Patient-Centered-Medical Home and other efforts, when in practice, affect physician independence.
Physicians, It is Time to Manage Care Delivery
It is time physicians embrace managing care delivery, not delivering care.
Physicians Without Patient Accountability is a Recipe for Failure
The importance of policing the highways of patient behavior.
Federal Focus on Solutions, Not Process Impacting Physicians
Government runs on processes, as seen by its solutions for healthcare. But, medicine is about people, not the process.
How Medicare Can Save Itself (and us)
Primary care accounts for just 5 percent of Medicare cost. Physicians are the engine to cut costs, not the culprit.
Electronic Access to Physicians is Good; Fragmentation is Bad
Providing 24/7 electronic access to primary care through telemedicine is creative, but it has challenges.
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