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The CMS on Friday said it would give 11 community-based organizations about $20 million to help small practices prepare for changes in the way Medicare pays physicians. The money is for the first year of a five-year program. The CMS said it plans to ..
More physicians are putting both M.D. and M.B.A. credentials after their names. That makes sense in a changing healthcare world, where doctors have new responsibilities that range from managing electronic health records to recognizing the cost of car..
Aetna and Humana have decided to end their merger agreement rather than appeal a judge’s decision to block the deal on antitrust grounds. “While we continue to believe that a combined company would create greater value for healthcare consumers th..
Consumerism is no longer a buzzword – it’s a part of our healthcare ecosystem. Patients are empowered to choose providers who have excellent bedside manners at health systems that provide convenient, timely and accessible care. Amidst an evol..
Looking to grow your practice, or improve your practice’s brand? It can be tough to get your name out there, particularly if you are a smaller or newer business. Check out these top 5 tips to promote your practice and market your business to ne..
In the changing healthcare world, being an independent physician can be difficult. Check out a few collected tips to prepare your practice to remain successful as a business: 1. Embrace your inner small businessman (or woman). Make sure you have a n..
A key House committee will take up bipartisan legislation this week to reduce prescription drug prices by speeding up Food and Drug Administration approval of high-cost generic products which lack competition. The bill is consistent with President Do..
Open Enrollment for 2017 coverage ended with more than 9.2 million plan selections in states that use the HealthCare.gov eligibility and enrollment platform. Those selections were made from a market that experienced a 25 percent increase over the pre..
House Republicans have filed four separate bills intended to stabilize the individual insurance market while they pursue their strategy of repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act. The bills, to be discussed at an Energy and Commerce Committee..
Patient engagement empowers both providers and patients to improve health literacy and build a sense of responsibility when it comes to personal health management when providers equip patients outside of the initial clinical encounter. Time limits th..
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