February 23rd 2024
Letter to leadership outlines bleak financial picture for doctors, possible decrease in care for patients.
February 22nd 2024
Election year politics could spur legislative action for medical care.
February 20th 2024
Rep. Larry Bucshon, MD, discusses two issues at the top of the agenda in American health care.
February 19th 2024
Generic drug pricing practices also a target for Federal Trade Commission, HHS.
February 16th 2024
But it’s not too late to restore 2024 payments to doctors through the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, said Rep. Larry Bucshon, MD.
House Republicans rip prospect of Medicare drug price negotiations
Democrats say their objections are the bidding of big pharma.
Hospital health care prices don’t match online and by phone
Price transparency has gotten better, but still needs work to make costs clear to patients, a new study finds.
Enhanced primary care: a solution to the nation’s skyrocketing health care costs?
From Congress to employers: shifting the primary care paradigm through efficient payment models to embrace innovative solutions, improve access, and transform health care delivery.
Senators pitch $26 billion plan to strengthen primary care – ‘Absolutely the right thing to do’
Legislation would pay for more physicians, nurses, dentists, to maximize services at community health centers.
Health care in the mix as inflation rises in August
Lawmakers blame opponents’ economic policies for effects on families.
PBMs ‘deserve regulatory scrutiny’ as they increase market share in 2021, AMA says
Pharmacy benefit managers point to study that financial incentives help them bring down drug prices for patients.
Primary care physicians support new Medicare code for ongoing, personalized treatment
CMS agrees, but surgeons and specialists fear a pay cut if family docs get more.
Medical credit cards are the latest way patients fall deeper in health care debt, consumer advocates say
Supporters counter that payment options improve access to care as federal regulators seek more information on possible ‘predatory’ practices.
Practice Academy Summer 2023: Taking Control of Your Financial Future: A Physician’s Playbook for Financial Wellness
How direct-to-employer contracting can benefit primary care physicians in private practice
When done correctly, doctors become the ‘quarterback’ leading a patient care team.
For a sustainable health care workforce, we need to listen more
Measuring engagement is key to meaningful change when workers are straining but loyal, and want to build a culture of excellence.
A promise fulfilled, for now
Primary care gets catch-up in latest AMGA compensation survey.
Better claims management hinges on the right people and processes
Want to improve your service to patients? Be proactive about your practice’s financial management.
U.S. leads the world in list prices for diabetes, antiobesity meds
New drugs may lighten patient weights and wallets.
Representative takes aim at prior authorizations in Medicare, Medicare Advantage
Legislation that would speed up treatment reviews is piling up. Will Congress or CMS act first?
Three pillars to managing low-dollar AR
Use these to develop a strategic approach to profitably manage and effectively resolve low-dollar accounts receivables.
Fees for electronic payments are bleeding physician practices
MGMA publishes position paper on another way insurance companies squeeze dollars out of doctors.
Health insurance prices drop 29.5% from last July, according to feds
Food is up, gas is down, health care has mixed results in latest Consumer Price Index.
Community service, strongarm collections, lax oversight: Senators demand answers about nonprofit hospitals
Lawmakers say they are ‘alarmed’ as hospitals get $28 billion in tax breaks, but millions of Americans struggle with medical debt.
Primary care in a ‘crunch’ due to pressures from revenues and expenses
MGMA report details trends that put a strain on physician-owned practices.
Increasing competition, reducing private equity investment in health care: a slideshow
Researchers offer policy solutions that could slow down acquisitions that lead to price increases for patients.
Primary care physician numbers down as other clinicians increase from 2016 to 2021
Medicare data offer a snapshot of health care workforce in recent years.
It’s time to change the prior authorization process used by the health care industry
Patients and physicians would benefit by replacing layers of administration with meaningful connections for care.
Reps introduce ‘Gold Card’ legislation to speed up prior authorizations
Patients need ‘timely and high-quality care,’ not ‘bureaucratic red tape,’ lawmakers say.
Private equity, government regulations in health care ripped in House Ways and Means Committee hearing
Physicians in Congress speak on federal legislation that aims for medical care price transparency for consumers.
Health care groups announce best practices for data sharing in value-based care
New playbook has endorsement of AMA, health insurers, accountable care organizations.
Inflation slows down, health care prices remain flat from May to June
Gas costs go down as food prices rise from June 2022.
Maximizing revenue and performance on tobacco cessation and relapse prevention at your practice
The key ingredient to optimal performance in tobacco cessation is to provide every tobacco user an evidence-based intervention at every visit.
Hospitals lead job gains in health care as national figures show employment growth
President, critics split on the economy as monthly tally comes in below average so far in 2023.
‘Junk’ health insurance becomes latest target for White House efforts on patient protection
President announces federal agencies will tighten loopholes that pad insurance company pockets while leaving consumers in debt.
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