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The Five Things Every Physician Needs to Know About MACRA

The Five Things Every Physician Needs to Know About MACRA

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Five potentially pivotal issues physicians should understand about MACRA.

Boost Your Income by Negotiating Payer Contracts

Boost Your Income by Negotiating Payer Contracts

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Familiarity with current contracts and knowing how to negotiate better ones can be crucial to boosting your income.

Physicians' Treatment Choices Often Influenced by Industry Perks

Physicians' Treatment Choices Often Influenced by Industry Perks

Even relatively small payments appear to make a difference, researchers say.

For Financial Conflicts of Interest, Size Is Not All That Matters

For Financial Conflicts of Interest, Size Is Not All That Matters

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"It seems plausible that very large payments warrant greater concern about conflict of interest causing bias and undue influence."

Make Your Medical Practice Thrive By Improving Your Collection Rates

Make Your Medical Practice Thrive By Improving Your Collection Rates

Medical groups may need to address such issues as claims denials and failure to obtain prior authorization.

Alternative Primary Care-Based Payment Proposal Submitted by AAFP

Alternative Primary Care-Based Payment Proposal Submitted by AAFP

The alternative model includes global payments, fee-for-service, and incentive pay.

New Resources Available For Physicians to Help With Payment System

New Resources Available For Physicians to Help With Payment System

Three new resources help physicians that are already participating and who are considering a Merit-based Incentive Payment System.

MACRA Alters Government Approach to Physician Payments

MACRA Alters Government Approach to Physician Payments

This new approach pays providers based on quality, value, and results delivered, but questions still remain.

Report Shows Fewer US Families Are Struggling to Pay Medical Bills

Report Shows Fewer US Families Are Struggling to Pay Medical Bills

The CDC reports that more Americans are experiencing relief with medical bills, but gaps still remain.

Updates to Physician Fee Schedule Proposed by CMS

Updates to Physician Fee Schedule Proposed by CMS

There were substantial improvements that were proposed for care coordination and planning for primary care physicians.

Trend in Physicians Getting Involved in Developing New Payment Models

Trend in Physicians Getting Involved in Developing New Payment Models

The AMA suggests that physicians can take a role in developing new payment models for their practices.

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