A doctor's view of tort reform and accountable care organizations in healthcare
A conversation with Charles J. Lockwood, MD, MHCM, about the challenges facing tort reform, reducing healthcare costs, and the role of accountable care organizations.
System needs to include incentives to improve outcomes, lower costs
Medical Economics Editor-in-Chief Lois A. Bowers, MA, discusses with Charles J. Lockwood, MD, MHCM, the challenges facing the healthcare system, improving outcomes, and lowering costs.
Viewpoint: What will healthcare look like in the future?
It's time to take a look at the state of healthcare.
Perspective: Healthcare reform and the future of medicine: a med school dean shares his views
Charles J. Lockwood, MD, MHCM, discusses the Affordable Care Act, primary care, and the state of the healthcare system with Medical Economics Editor-in-Chief Lois A. Bowers, MA.
Meaningful use stage 2 final rule issued by federal government
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology have released the final requirements for your exchanging health information with colleagues and increasing patient online access through your electronic health record system to receive federal incentive payments.
Family doctor compensation relatively healthy: survey
Another survey reports a relatively large increase in compensation for family physicians in 2011. Primary care overall fared better than other medical and surgical specialties. Get the details here.
Primary care physicians plagued by poor financial health
At a time when more Americans will be seeking primary care, the doctors who provide that care are feeling financially burdened. See whether your experience matches those responding to a recent poll.
Staff attitude vital to patient retention, according to survey
Your staff members' attitudes play an important role in patient satisfaction, according to new research. See the other practice characteristics patients find important.
Fraud prevention aim of partnership between government, insurers, associations
Insurers, associations, and governmental agencies are joining forces to fight healthcare fraud. Discover the groups involved and what the effort means to you.
AOA opposes ICD-10, supports EHR interoperability, telemedicine
ICD-10, practice ownership, electronic health record system interoperability, and telemedicine were among the subjects on the minds of osteopathic physicians as they gathered for an annual meeting.
VA project joins physicians via telemedicine to expand care delivery
A Department of Veterans Affairs project will expand care delivery at sites across the country using telemedicine in a new way. See how primary care physicians are involved.
Family, internal medicine physician compensation up over previous year
A new report from the Medical Group Management Association details primary care income trends. See where you fit in, and learn what the future may hold.
Supreme Court ruling bodes well for telemedicine
Remote healthcare got a lift from the Supreme Court's recent ruling on healthcare reform, according to one professional organization. Read why, and what might be in store.
Reimbursement, patient approvals top doctors' concerns
Obtaining reimbursement from payers topped the professional concerns that physicians reported in a recent survey. Discover the other worries of survey participants, and see whether you agree.
Do your due diligence if considering selling to a hospital
Considering selling your practice to a hospital? Learn the typical steps to the process and the questions you'll want to ask before signing away your independence.
Study: Patient-Centered Medical Home quality, costs linked
A study of federally funded Patient-Centered Medical Homes found a direct relationship between quality improvement scores and operating costs. Find out what it could mean to you.
Surveys reveal physician concerns about healthcare reform
Two new surveys reveal physicians' thoughts about the effects of the Affordable Care Act on healthcare, and most of the sentiments aren't positive.
Disclosure of drug company payments to doctors has little effect on prescribing
The healthcare reform law may not do enough to deter doctors who prescribe costly medications, a new study reveals. See why legislators may be disappointed.
Health information law is focus of new Web site
A new resource is designed to help you and your colleagues protect patient information--and yourselves--in an increasingly electronic medical world.
American Board of Medical Specialties sets time limits for board eligibility
You can only call yourself board-eligible for a limited period of time now. Find out what the new rules are--and the penalties you'll incur if you don't follow them.
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