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Penalizing doctors for pharma ties is a misguided overreach of powerSometimes when trying to fix one problem, you end up creating many, many more.
This is why value-based care is not going away this yearValue-based care has maintained broad support, even in the highly partisan atmosphere in Washington
Innovative solutions for tackling the opioid crisis
Innovative solutions for tackling the opioid crisisThe skyrocketing number of Americans dying from opioid overdoses has physicians, public health officials and politicians scrambling for ways to stem the epidemic.
Fostering the next generation of physicians
Fostering the next generation of physicians"People always ask me where I find the time, but you know what, I make the time to teach these students."
This is why shared decision-making is crucial for patient outcomesMedical Economics recently spoke with Peter Goldbach, MD, chief medical officer with Health Dialog, a provider of population health management services, on the importance of shared decision-making in medical care and improving patient outcomes.
Physicians must care for themselves to truly help others
Physicians must care for themselves to truly help othersFive steps for physicians to start putting their health first.
Everything doctors need to know about CPC+ changes in 2018For 2018, there are changes to the requirements of CPC+. I will focus on the CPC+ electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs).
CMS changes impacting primary care for the better
CMS changes impacting primary care for the betterA look at how Medicare is reforming primary care payment.
Leveraging advancing care information to lift MIPS scoresChoosing the option of completing the Advancing Care Information (ACI) section of Medicare's Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) offers physicians one clear path through the complex thicket of guidelines that define the program.
Healthcare is going gangbusters for the economy
Healthcare is going gangbusters for the economyThe economy is going gangbusters. According to an American Medical Association report, that's due in part to the healthcare industry.