For physicians, this sort of uncertainty is business as usual.
Keith L. Martin
Two former CMS administrators discussed the future of healthcare reform as well as the agency they once oversaw at HIMSS17.
Physicians have always had to be keenly aware of changes in healthcare, from new innovations to updated approaches to patient care. But these days, palliative care internist Amy Davis, DO, is also keeping one eye on healthcare policy developments emanating from Washington, D.C.
You may blame it for the results of the presidential election. You may see it as the byproduct of the Internet run amok.
ONC Coordinator B. Vindell Washington, MD, reflects on leading U.S. health IT efforts and what’s next
The Affordable Care Act as we know it is about to meet its end.
President-elect Donald J. Trump campaigned on a promise to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act with better health plans and healthcare for all Americans.
Face it: Patients today are OK with not seeing a physician when it comes to their care.
Let me state this from the start: I believe CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt when he says that the rules of his agency’s Medicare reimbursement reform don’t slight small practices and are designed to make it easier to report quality data.
Patient satisfaction surveys are here to stay and, used correctly, can perhaps add value. But with all the information available today to patients, they will simply “rate” you with their feet, leaving for another provider if truly dissatisfied—no survey necessary, saving everyone a lot of time and energy.