10 Obstacles from Payers in Contract Negotiation
Negotiating the rate increase you want from a payer is a "war of attrition," says one expert. Here are 10 ways they'll try to trip your practice up.
Making Value-Based Payments Work in Primary Care
One medical practice made the transition to embrace value-based care, but not without achieving some obstacles first. Here’s what it learned.
MGMA's CEO on MACRA, Negativity in Medicine
Physicians Practice spoke with Medical Group Management Association CEO, Halee Fischer-Wright, on the MACRA final rule and the reasons for physician angst.
10 Things to Know Before Being Acquired
Here are 10 ways to ensure that an acquisition between a medical practice and its purchasing organization will go smoothly.
The Advantages of Adding Scribes, APPs and Medical Students
Looking for ways to increase patient volume at your practice? Scribes, APPs, and medical students are three potential roles to help you out.
Tools to Achieve Effective Physician-Manager Partnerships
Successful medical practices will employ a team model in which physicians supply clinical expertise and everyone partners for better patient outcomes.
Finding Success through Practice Collaboration
For independent practices worried the future means merging or an acquisition, collaboration may be the key to survival.
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.
Aligning Physician Compensation in a Value-based World
Before your practice enacts major changes to its physician compensation, take it slow and get everyone on board early, experts say.
For MGMA16 Attendees, MACRA Will Steal the Show
The final MACRA rule was released a few weeks ago. Not surprisingly, MGMA16 plans to provide attendees a lot of information on the subject.
How to Save a Practice 101
Independent practices are facing an abundance of challenges from external factors. One consultant is looking to help them through case-study learning.
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.
The Road to Value-Based Payments is Now Open
The decisions your practice makes and the steps it takes toward value-based care today will have a big impact tomorrow. Here's what you need to know.
Patient Portals: From Implementation to Maximizing Use
You likely have a patient portal to meet meaningful use, but here's how to put it into practice to really help your practice staff and your patients.
How To Develop a Physician Compensation Plan
To create change within an organization, practices must change physician compensation plans. Here’s a guide on how to do that.
Integrating NPPs for a Patient-Centric Practice
Non-physician providers, if used properly, can add value to a practice's patient care as well as the bottom line.
Reinvigorating Communication at Your Medical Practice
New healthcare models rely heavily on teams. But how do you work together if you can't communicate effectively? Here's how.
The Current and Future Environment of Meaningful Use
While the latest rule clarification for CMS on the use of EHRs answers some questions for physicians, there are plenty remaining.
Innovators in Healthcare Break the Rules
By bucking the traditional system, Iora Health is providing a new approach to primary care.
Independent Practices Can Succeed in Risk-Based Care
Independent practices can succeed in risk-based contracting. It’s just a matter of understanding why, how, and what, according to Farzad Mostashari.
Make Your Medical Practice Millennial Friendly
Whether staff, patients, or even your physicians, millennials possess a unique set of characteristics. Here's what you need to know to reach them.
Applied Analytics in the Transition to Value-based Care
One medical group successfully transitioned from volume to value-based care using a complete analytics offering to track performance metrics.
Cautious Optimism in the Early Days of ICD-10
The early returns on ICD-10 from payers and a clearinghouse have been positive. Yet, no one is ready to pop the champagne and celebrate quite yet.
On the Journey towards a Patient-First Culture
An organization of surgical outpatient centers recently implemented a strategy around patient-centered care, with a good deal of success.
Making Sense of Healthcare's Regulatory Alphabet Soup
Major developments on ICD-10 and meaningful use are just the latest news out of Washington, D.C., affecting physicians and practices.
Atul Gawande: Patients Need Pit Crews, Not Cowboys
Teams of medical specialists working toward a clear patient-stated goal, while being reimbursed for value, is the direction healthcare needs to go.
Ten Twitter Accounts to Follow at MGMA15
Can't make it to MGMA15? Want more news and information while you are in Nashville? In either case, these are the accounts to follow on Twitter.
How Medical Practices Can Embrace, Not Fear, Change
Medical practices shouldn't be afraid to innovate in order to take advantage of the opportunities created by the Affordable Care Act.
How Small Medical Practices Can Survive Change
Healthcare continues to evolve, so in order for small medical practices to survive, physician owners and administrators need to embrace new roles.
Helping Independent Physicians Stay That Way
Marni James of the Association of Independent Doctors explains how physician practices can remain independent in today’s environment.
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