Tips from physicians on how to be productive with EHRs
Physicians tell Medical Economics their favorite tips for EHR use.
What the 2013 Medicare fee schedule means to you
Medicare may begin paying primary care physicians for the time they spend on post-discharge care coordination and preventive counseling and screening services via telehealth. Also, PCPs may get options for participating in quality improvement programs.
Reducing unnecessary tests focus of two new articles
The unnecessary ordering of diagnostic imaging tests is the focus of two articles published this week. Find out what's being done to correct the problem.
Primary care in transition
Medical Economics asks doctors what the future of primary care looks like.
Training, preparation are key to smooth EHR adoption
What are the keys to an easy EHR adoption?
HHS moves to streamline electronic payments for physicians
The government is trying to make it easier for you to submit claims payments to insurance companies electronically. Find out how your practice can benefit.
Study: Low reimbursements keep doctors from accepting new Medicaid patients
Nearly one-third of you aren't accepting new Medicaid patients, but increasing Medicaid reimbursement rates to Medicare levels could go a long way toward overcoming that reluctance, according to a new report.
EHRs can build patient loyalty
A recent study points to a new benefit of electronic health records: managing patients in your practice. Predicted patient retention. Get the details here.
More Medicare EHR incentive payments going to specialists than to PCPs
A much higher percentage of Medicare incentive payments for adopting EHRs has gone to specialists than to PCPs. Public and private reports contain some good news, however.
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute requesting grant proposals
A national research institute wants to give you money to help improve patient outcomes in healthcare--provided you're willing to partner with patients in your research.
Minnesotans lead nation in use of e-prescribing: survey
A new survey finds big gains in e-prescribing among Minnesota's physicians, pharmacies, and payers. Where does your state rank?
15 more ACOs choose advance payment model
Fifteen more accountable care organizations around the country have elected to receive their Medicare reimbursements upfront. Find out whether any are in your region.
Study: Healthcare insurance alone doesn't get poor all the care they need
Just having health insurance doesn't ensure that poor people get all the care they need, according to a new study. Learn what the finding means for your practice and your patients.
New level of distinction now available to Patient-Centered Medical Homes
Patient-Centered Medical Homes benefit from submitting results of patient assessments to the group that awards PCMH designations. What does it mean for your practice?
Technologic innovation helping patients become active partners in their healthcare
The increasing digitalization of information means patients are using technology in surprising new ways to improve their health. Find out what it means for you.
Medical Economics' EHR Best Practice Study participants discuss experiences
Four of the participants in Medical Economics' EHR Best Practices Study share their experiences, ranging from closing in on meeting meaningful use requirements to using a computer for the first time.
Affordable Care Act affects reimbursements
The Affordable Care Act is going to affect your practice's Medicaid reimbursements. Discover the new paradigm.
HHS announces 89 new accountable care organizations
Accountable care organizations are growing in number and adapting in their ability to save costs. See what experts predict about their sustainability and how you can become involved.
Survey: Only 61% of healthcare payers say they will be ready for ICD-10
Many third-party payers believe they won't meet the 2014 deadline for ICD-10 compliance, a new study shows. That could be a problem for your practice.
Financial model shows costs, savings from HIE
Being able to access your patients' health data immediately is good for their health. Now you can find out whether it can help your bottom line.
EHR use tied to decrease in malpractice claims
If you're using one particular technology tool, you may be lessening your chance of being sued. Find out if you already have this secret weapon in your office.
Medicare reimbursement cuts biggest worry for practice managers
Medical practice administrators were asked recently to name the professional challenges keeping them awake nights. Find out if your concerns are the same.
ONC seeks input on meaningful use stage 3 criteria
Government advisory committees are starting to develop rules for stage 3 meaningful use for EHR systems--and they want your input. Find out how you can make your voice heard.
USDA announces funding for rural telemedicine projects
The government recently gave grants to 32 projects designed to help practitioners in rural counties in 22 states provide better healthcare by easing access for patients. Find out if your state is among them.
NCQA seeks input on standards for specialty medical homes
Coordinating patient care with specialists is among the biggest challenges most primary care doctors face. Now you have an opportunity to share your solutions.
Study identifies successful ways to provide after-hours care
Ensuring that your patients have 24/7 access to medical care is challenging but essential if you want your practice to become a Patient-Centered Medical Home. Here's how you can do it.
Congress gets suggestions for replacing SGR Medicare payment formula
Organizations representing physicians and healthcare executives think the current method for setting Medicare fees is unfair. Here's what they would do instead.
Clinical Centers of Excellence:
Diagnosis, treatment of dementia
This month's Clinical Centers of Excellence series features facilities offering comprehensive diagnostic modalities and treatments including investigational protocols for dementia.
CCE Cardiometabolic disorders: Medical College of Wisconsin by the numbers
The numbers behind the Medical College of Wisconsin's cardiometabolic disorders program
CCE Cardiometabolic disorders: Medical College of Wisconsin
Obesity has been a focus of study and treatment at the Medical College of Wisconsin since the obesity and metabolic research program was founded in 1966.
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