Physicians are increasingly selling their practices to larger groups to gain access to the capital and expertise needed to survive under value-based reimbursement.
"Tread carefully on measures of patient satisfaction” criticizes satisfaction surveys for focusing on trivia (“a hospital is not a hotel nor a theme park”); encouraging docs to prescribe inappropriate or harmful meds to earn good scores; and yielding subjective data that don't...
This is not a time for procrastinators as Medicare physician reimbursement undergoes its biggest change since its launch in 1965.
The single life may prove troublesome for specialty group practices under MACRA. David Fitzgerald, CEO of Proliance Surgeons in suburban Seattle, said specialty practices are in the dark about their fate under the new physician reimbursement system.
Dr. Joe Schlecht isn't afraid of MACRA, although he knows the design of the new Medicare payment system will be challenging for small practices like his. “Most primary-care physicians are still practicing like they did 10 years ago. They don't even know how to spell MACRA,” he said.
More than a dozen Florida doctors and provider groups will seek nearly $350 million from integrated system Health First for allegedly violating antitrust law in a trial scheduled to begin next month.
Roughly 100 national and state medical societies are backing a bill that would exempt drug and device makers from have to report payments made to doctors for participating in continuing medical education or receiving textbooks, journals and educational materials related to CME.
While many physicians still prefer traditional in-office visits, telemedicine cannot be ignored as more patients seek convenient and cost-effective alternatives. In fact, the American Well 2015 Telehealth Survey found that 64% of American consumers surveyed would see a doctor via video.
An arbitrator will divide up an $8 million settlement sum from three hospitals and an oncology clinic later this year for the 43 patients-turned-victims suing Michigan oncologist Farid Fata. Fata is serving 45 years in prison on fraud and money laundering charges.
After the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants proposed changes to the recertification process, the American Academy of PAs said it was laying the groundwork to create a new certifying organization altogether.
A panel that advises the CMS on Medicare coverage decisions says it has little to no confidence there is adequate data that current treatments for patients with diseased leg veins improve health outcomes.
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary to acquire largest New York medical malpractice insurer
A subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway has agreed to acquire New York's largest medical malpractice insurer in a deal that could have wide-ranging effects on doctors, hospitals and dentists statewide.