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Despite considerable challenges, majority of doctors happy with career choice, AMA survey reports
April 3, 2017
Results showed helping people was a primary reason for their career choice, and 61 percent would encourage others to enter their field.
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Drugmakers hike prices regardless of rebates, says PCMA
Some high-priced drugs like Sovaldi, a hepatitis C drug which initially cost $84,000, involved no...
Ignore at your own peril: Securing e-mail domains takes more than anti-spam tools
Spam filters are one thing, but if a hacker takes over an e-mail domain, spoofing and phishing can...
Physician specialists have more opportunities for Medicare bonus payments tied to quality, Avalere finds
Beginning this year, clinicians participating in MIPS have to report on six quality measures to be...
Three pop health success stories point to different ways forward for value-based care
Single-vendor? Self-developed? Build-and-buy? Chilmark Research profiles the various IT choices of...
Less than half of physicians are satisfied with their compensation
Reason is declining reimbursement rates coupled with an increase in the administrative burden,...
Healthcare groups urge CMS to count Medicare Advantage contracts as APMs in MACRA
That step, they say, would keep Medicare Advantage relevant, to the benefit of patients in the...
Private insurance spending increased in non-expansion states, Health Affairs finds
Most of that reflects the significant increase in private insurance enrollment during that period,...
AHIP: No matter the political landscape, value-based care will continue
Reimbursement has not caught up to technology innovations, expert says.
A precision medicine fight is brewing between clinicians, public health
While doctors want to know everything they can, public health is far more cautionary when it comes...
AHIP: The role of payer and pharma in affordability of drugs
Value-based agreements are increasing between health insurers and pharmaceutical manufacturers.
Staff scheduling tools help manage employees to make the practice run smoothly, getting doctors and nurses to the right place when they're needed.
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5 tips for switching to a new EHR
September 28, 2015
Business strategies for minimizing the financial impact of electronic health record replacement.
ICD-10 debuts, angers doctors already
October 02, 2015
"It doesn't help the patient, it doesn't help us," one doctor explained of ICD-10. "This is going to slow us down more. It's a crazy environment."
Is a direct payment model right for you?
October 05, 2015
Nearly half of independent practices are considering a transition to new payment model in the next 3 years, largely because those physicians get to spend more time with patients.
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The highest hurdles ACOs face
September 14, 2015
Accountable care organizations' top challenge is one that some 80 percent of ACOs face on an ongoing basis.
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How to get a handle on credit card processing fees
Markups and fees can be costly additions to the direct cost of card transactions. Learn what to look for and what you can negotiate.
Drilling down on condition-specific mobile apps
Medical Practice Insider sorted a formulary of 65,000 mobile healthcare apps to find the highest-rated tools for patient condition management.
How to talk with patients about genetic testing
Informed consumers want to know if they are at risk for certain diseases and what they can do to manage their personal health over a lifetime. Here's how to respond to common questions.
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One pediatrician’s case against telemedicine
Jun 15, 2016
If you think your smartphone is more apt than your pediatrician, Chad Hayes writes, perhaps it's time to find a new doctor.
Retail won't replace medical practice, but there are lessons to be learned from new clinics
Apr 04, 2016
At a time when providers are being challenged to become more innovative, it seems reasonable to think one good place to look for ideas or inspiration might be the retailers who've made...
4 ICD-10 mistakes to avoid
Mar 24, 2016
Six months in and coders are encountering issues. Let's take a quick look.
Brief interventions ineffective for reducing unhealthy drug use
healow Patient Portal
Which specialty produces the happiest doctors?
The problem with patient portals
An Innocent Mistake or Intentional Deceit
Practicality in Uncertainty: What it really takes to navigate the ICD-10 delay
Band-Aids for Bullet Wounds: Why Healthcare Mandates Don't Work
The VNA Strategy: Balancing Workflow and Enterprise Imaging Management
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