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Everything independent doctors need to know about private equity
Everything independent doctors need to know about private equityYou’ve no doubt heard about large healthcare companies and hospital systems being purchased for staggering sums by private equity firms.
Is your practice’s location financially hurting you?
Is your practice’s location financially hurting you?Primary care practices located in community settings do a better job of providing high-value, cost-effective services than primary care practices within hospital settings, according to a recent article in JAMA Internal Medicine.
CMS pay-for-performance measures flawed
CMS pay-for-performance measures flawedThis problem represents yet one more example of CMS’ ill-advised attempts to dictate what transpires in the course of the doctor-patient encounter.
How EHR capabilities will affect Medicare quality payRegulators are providing flexibility when it comes to system upgrades, but functionality questions remain
Value-based Rx: How physicians can manage affordability, adherence
Value-based Rx: How physicians can manage affordability, adherenceFor doctors, the price of prescription drugs used to be largely a medical concern: Patients wouldn’t get better if they couldn’t afford to fill their prescriptions. But with Medicare’s growing emphasis on value-based care, many physicians now also have a financial stake in ensuring that patients can pay for the medications they need.
This is why listing healthcare prices as a menu is dumb
This is why listing healthcare prices as a menu is dumbProviding healthcare pricing is important, but listing them in the form of a static menu is not helpful.
6 considerations before joining an APMChances are, many independent medical practices are participating in Medicare’s Quality Payment Program through the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in 2017.
Fighting Back: Top tips for physicians to take on value-based careCome out swinging for patients.
8 ways doctors can save money on individual disability insuranceThere are ways doctors can save significant money on occupation disability insurance.
Top 7 tips for small practices to invest in technologyNew tools can help grow or run a practice, but be sure they also help the bottom line