In the next few years, a major shortage of primary care physicians will sweep across the United States. By 2025, the number of physicians needed will fall short by 46,000 to 90,000, according to a recent study from the Association of American Medical Colleges.
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With Congress attempting to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and with the president issuing executive actions to roll back portions of the ACA, some in the medical community have been wondering whether the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) also faces an uncertain future.
I appeal to my fellow physicians, let us denounce with a single voice practices by third parties.
CMS adds cost to MIPS score, exempts more physicians in rules for Quality Payment Program next year.
The stated goal of many price transparency companies is to use claims data to better predict the consumer's negotiated rate.
The conundrum for physicians is how they can express their humanity in this situation without incurring the risk of the patient subsequently attempting to use the physician's statement as evidence of malpractice in a lawsuit.
During the good old days, physicians were considered the pillar of the community and the role of primary care physician (PCP) was a respected position. I'm guessing that during that time, we, the physicians, assumed the role of custodians of patients’ medical records.
Physicians changing systems due to mix of dissatisfaction and requirements of new employers
Physicians offer tips to prevent the EHR from becoming a barrier to meaningful interactions
The debate between active investment strategies, meaning hands-on investing with a portfolio manager’s help to beat the market, and passive investment, holding onto securities through the market’s ups and downs, is unlikely to subside any time soon.