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POLICY

Top risks and rewards of ACOsBeing part of an ACO can ease quality reporting burdens, but may also carry financial risk for member practices
There needs to be accountability for the lack of interoperabilityInteroperability is important and probably the main driver of cost savings. So where are the IT vendors on interoperability? The answer is probably close to nowhere.
MACRA will not save moneyThe Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) is not going to hold down the increasing cost of Medicare by adding over 1,600 pages of new regulations to the program. Instead, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) should have reduced the cost of traditional Medicare by eliminating the requirement for detailed documentation of evaluation and management (E/M) charges.
6 steps to avoid a health IT outage
6 steps to avoid a health IT outageWhen an IT emergency strikes medical practices, there’s a small window to avoid big losses of time and money, so it’s best to have a plan in place.
5 ways to improve physician mental health
5 ways to improve physician mental healthThe practice of medicine in our current healthcare system is making physicians sick, with levels of burnout and mental strain increasing across every specialty.
5 things physicians should know about Alex Azar
5 things physicians should know about Alex AzarPresident Donald Trump has nominated the former pharma executive to lead the nation’s healthcare agency.
This is why we need to accelerate value-based care
This is why we need to accelerate value-based careMuch like the Accountable Care Act (ACA) debate in 2010, the current political debate over repealing and replacing the ACA is focused on coverage and cost.
States move to prioritize primary care
States move to prioritize primary careWhen it comes to promoting investment in primary care, Oregon might very well be the country’s current champion innovator.
To give care to others, physicians shouldn’t be afraid to get helpFour out of 10 U.S. physicians reported they would be reluctant to seek formal medical care for treatment of a mental health condition for fear of repercussions to their licensure
Physicians ready practices for 2018 MACRA rule
Physicians ready practices for 2018 MACRA ruleMedical groups, experts weigh in on Medicare payments for 2020.