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POLICY

Why are women leaving medicine?The physician field remains largely male despite equality in medical school numbers
Mr. President, physicians fight when things get toughPhysician numbers aren’t declining
Doctor groups fear Trump’s ‘unprecedented’ proposed budget cutsPresident Donald Trump’s proposed 2018 federal budget includes major spending cuts for medical education programs and National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding, each of which could have negative impacts on doctors, according to organizations like the American College of Physicians (ACP) and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).
Do quality measures disillusion young doctors?If patients are going to hurt the practice’s financial bottom line by causing adverse scores, are they patients we want to continue to serve?
Congress swings and misses on healthcare reform efforts
Congress swings and misses on healthcare reform effortsI have loved baseball for as long as I can remember, but as I get older, I have the same problems with those who play our national pastime that I have with our national representatives in government.
Can virtual groups help independent practices?Viewed as a small-practice savior for data reporting, CMS has yet to reveal how they can assist with quality metrics
GOP Doctors Caucus: We’re watching MACRAThe 16-member caucus remain concerned about how the law could affect physicians.
Despite White House shake-up, value-based pay is here to stayCommercial payers, large employers and leading provider systems across the nation have fully embraced this transformation and they will not simply revert back to the fee-for-service system of healthcare delivery and reimbursement.
Medical home recognition revised to address physician feedbackThe National Committee on Quality Assurance aiming to streamline certification
Docs risk reputation damage by reporting minimal MIPS dataThis year, physicians can avoid a payment penalty in the Medicare Quality Payment Program by simply submitting a minimal amount of data. But that small amount of data could cause a bigger problem in 2019.