Survey Finds Many Docs Ill-Equipped for the QPP

With a little over half of 2017 in the rear-view mirror, how are you doing when it comes to changes in MACRA and MIPS? According to a recent joint survey from KPMG and the American Medical Association, doctors are struggling … Read More

How to Improve Physician-Patient Communication

Effective communication is the foundation of a positive and healthy physician-patient relationship. When this relationship is strained, patients often hold back from asking questions or sharing opinions, and end up less involved than they could be in making their own … Read More

Not Ready for MACRA? This Online Tool Can Help

CMS declared 2017 a transitional year for Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) compliance, which would mean 2018 payments would not be affected by that year’s performance. This flexibility will most likely disappear in 2018, and those practices that … Read More

The Financial Struggle of Independent Physicians

Financial pressure and the hassles of getting paid by insurance companies threatens the existence of independent physician practices. At this point, it’s estimated that only about 1 in 3 doctors remains in private practice. The trend intensified between 2012-2015, when … Read More

How to Alleviate Stress and Prevent Physician Burnout

Faced with tremendous uncertainty about the future of the U.S. healthcare system, doctors stress levels are at an all-time high. Unfortunately, the combination of chronic stress and depression can lead to exhaustion, cynicism, and ineffectiveness – otherwise known as physician … Read More

The Future of Obamacare

The first major step in dismantling the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, has already been achieved. A final vote of 51-48 paved the way for Obamacare to be replaced as early as next week. Today, the newly formed budget … Read More

How to Manage Your Practice’s Online Reputation

Before choosing a new doctor, many healthcare consumers do their due diligence and spend time researching a doctor and/or practice online. By reading online ratings and reviews, they’re forming an opinion of your practice before they even set foot in … Read More

Post-Election Healthcare Predictions

Under a Trump presidency, no one knows exactly what changes to regulation are heading our way. However, with healthcare reform being a top priority, we do have a few predictions for what lies ahead under this administration and how these changes could impact … Read More

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