Debra Shute is the Senior Physicians Editor for HealthLeaders Media.
The FTC warns seniors to hang up if they receive calls from individuals claiming to be from Medicare and asking for Social Security or bank information.
Physicians should use this transition year to take advantage of resources to help them comply with MACRA and get started if they haven't already, the AMA president says.
Physicians must ask patients about guns, counsel them on safe firearm behaviors, and take further action when an imminent hazard is present, ACP says.
A simple communication technique used frequently in outpatient settings improves satisfaction for hospitalized patients, study finds.
Jerry Penso, MD, MBA, plans to help medical groups face regulatory burdens, physician burnout, and increased consumer expectations.
Patients should be screened and treated for substance abuse disorders before elective surgery is performed, researchers urge.
Don't change a thing about your physician compensation plans before taking these proactive steps.
PAs practicing in states with a practice barrier reported lower salaries than their peers in states without that barrier, according to a survey from the American Academy of PAs.
Physician practices may begin data collection as late as December 31 and still avoid the negative payment adjustment.
Whether you are delivering primary care through a multi-state integrated system or a rural independent practice, benefits abound in optimizing this fully reimbursed Medicare service.