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In this FiercePracticeManagement exclusive, Mark Miller, M.D., explains how he's overcome obstacles that stand in the way of practices staying independent and offers advice on how other solo practitioners can do the same.
The role of the nurse practitioner has grown increasingly important in the provision of high-quality, patient-centric, team-based care. Indeed, NPs now make up approximately one-third of the workforce in primary care settings, according to American Association of Nurse Practitioners President Cindy Cooke.
Medicare's plans for a new physician payment system o ffers doctors a better alternative to the widely unpopular sustainable growth formula, but physician leaders need to speak up in order to help shape the proposed law into a more effective vehicle for payment reform, write two health policy experts in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
While running an all-cash practice--or one that doesn't accept health insurance--allows doctors to charge what they're worth, physicians must balance that benefit against the harsh reality that they can't treat patients on Medicaid, writes Ashley Maltz, M.D., an integrative medicine physician, in a KevinMD.com blog post
A Huntsville, Alabama, hospital cut sepsis mortality more than 50 percent with electronic surveillance and a staff education initiative, according to research published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.
Common misperceptions persist regarding the role of Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems surveys, Medicare officials write in a commentary for the Journal of the American Medical Association.
The Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA), the state's largest insurer, is about to change how doctors are paid, Kathleen Kozak, M.D., an internal medicine physician, writes at Honolulu Civil Beat.
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