Physician incomes have been a topic of controversy for years, with physician compensation being criticized as one of the leading causes of high health care costs.
Hospitals continually seek to broaden service lines and increase their market share by adding key private physician groups.
Theft and embezzlement is widespread, and it occurs more often in healthcare than in most other industries
You’ve no doubt heard about large healthcare companies and hospital systems being purchased for staggering sums by private equity firms.
Primary care practices located in community settings do a better job of providing high-value, cost-effective services than primary care practices within hospital settings, according to a recent article in JAMA Internal Medicine.
This problem represents yet one more example of CMS’ ill-advised attempts to dictate what transpires in the course of the doctor-patient encounter.
Regulators are providing flexibility when it comes to system upgrades, but functionality questions remain
For doctors, the price of prescription drugs used to be largely a medical concern: Patients wouldn’t get better if they couldn’t afford to fill their prescriptions. But with Medicare’s growing emphasis on value-based care, many physicians now also have a financial stake in ensuring that patients can pay for the medications they need.
Providing healthcare pricing is important, but listing them in the form of a static menu is not helpful.
Chances are, many independent medical practices are participating in Medicare’s Quality Payment Program through the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in 2017.