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POLICY

MACRA plays blame game when patients don't adhereHow MACRA punishes physicians when patients don’t adhere
ABIM needs to look in the mirror when discussing lack of trustMaintenance of certification angst is growing and the purveyors of this onerous exercise have discovered the root of the problem: the patient.
Your Voice: President Trump should enact HSA-DPC option ASAPThe impact of tax-free health savings accounts (HSAs) to foster direct primary care (DPC) models will be a refreshing change to the cumbersome accounts receivable processes we are all frustrated by.
Front-line physicians respond to AHCA vote
Front-line physicians respond to AHCA voteSince approval of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) in the U.S. House of Representatives on May 5, reaction in the healthcare industry has been largely negative.
Here’s how to reduce healthcare costsThe recent White House-Congressional fiasco epitomizes the lack of basic understanding regarding healthcare and healthcare reform.
Cost, not access, is underlying problem facing American healthcare
Cost, not access, is underlying problem facing American healthcareThe current conversation fails because it does not address the fundamental barrier to healthcare access - which is not insurance coverage, but rather the cost of healthcare coverage.
House Obamacare bill won’t fix healthcare system, doctors say
House Obamacare bill won’t fix healthcare system, doctors sayPhysician groups are sharply criticizing Thursday’s vote in the U.S. House of Representatives to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA), saying the bill would reduce or eliminate healthcare coverage for millions of Americans.
Medicaid expansion must remain safe in healthcare reform
Medicaid expansion must remain safe in healthcare reformAlthough I am no great fan, there is a very favorable element of the ACA that I would be loath to see disappear.
Uncertainty in healthcare driving DPC growth
Uncertainty in healthcare driving DPC growthToday, insurance mostly dictates the way we pay for healthcare—from basic primary care to hospital stays and treatment for cancer and other catastrophic illnesses.
Medical residents angered at extended work hours
Medical residents angered at extended work hoursNew ACGME work hours upset medical residents