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HHS funds to help small practices prepare for the MACRA Quality Payment Program

June 21, 2016 |

Industry News

“The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced an initiative June 20 to fund small practices preparing for the Quality Payment Program. The $20 million funding will support on-the-ground training and education for Medicare clinicians in both individual and small group practices of 15 clinicians or fewer – especially in historically under-resourced areas including ...Read More

Limited supply of primary-care docs sparks competition among healthcare providers

June 18, 2016 |

Industry News

“Federally qualified health centers that serve mostly poor and low-income families in distressed or rural communities have always had a tough time recruiting physicians. And now, it’s getting even harder…” Read full article.

FTC appeals Chicago-area merger loss

June 15, 2016 |

Industry News

“The Federal Trade Commission will appeal a judge’s decision to allow a merger between two Chicago-area health systems, the FTC said in court filings Wednesday. The FTC didn’t waste any time deciding to appeal. A federal judge Tuesday denied the FTC’s request for a preliminary injunction to temporarily stop a merger between Advocate Health Care ...Read More

The 50 Most Powerful Questions Leaders Can Ask

June 12, 2016 |

Industry News

“The best leaders don’t engage in monologues; they stimulate conversations. They understand conversations are not competitions to be won, but opportunities to enrich, inspire, challenge, illuminate and learn. So, what makes for great dialogue? Great questions…” Read full article.

The Popularization of Population Health: Enduring Traits & Current Challenges

May 24, 2016 |

Industry News

“Population Health is the latest topic talked about in every innovation and investor setting, yet it has been in the making for decades…” Read full article.

Overtime pay rules will affect millions of healthcare workers

May 19, 2016 |

Industry News

“Millions of full-time healthcare workers will be eligible for overtime pay under a new federal rule that nearly doubled the threshold at which companies can deny it. But not all in the healthcare industry are cheering the news. The new Obama administration rule is expected to affect a total of 4.2 million workers. The increase ...Read More

Survey: Physician Practices Remain Optimistic About Ability To Meet ICD-10 Deadline.

February 27, 2015 |

Industry News

“Physician practices remain optimistic about their ability to meet the ICD-10 deadline and are slightly more prepared to meet that goal than last year, according to a new survey from…Navicure.” But, the “survey…found that only 21 percent feel they are on track with preparation efforts.” The article points out that “a report from the American ...Read More

Balancing Life With a Career in Surgery

August 27, 2014 |

Industry News

New data demonstrate that marital status, children, and gender appear to have a powerful effect on the career planning of general surgery residents.Graduate surgical education has changed significantly during the past 20 years. Several events have changed the landscape considerably, including the elimination of the pyramidal training system in 1983, the institution of the Accreditation ...Read More

A Census of Actively Licensed Physicians in the United States, 2012

November 27, 2013 |

Industry News

Over the past 150 years, state medical licensing and regulatory boards in the United States have steadily evolved from entities that simply issued medical licenses …Read Full Article

Hospitals See Alignment With Doctors as Boon to Patient Care

July 15, 2013 |

Industry News

Hospital executives believe physician relationships are key to their success in the quickly developing accountable care environment. Read More!

Physician Compensation: Adapting to a Changing Landscape

September 13, 2011 |

Industry News

As healthcare is revolving, including modifications in delivery and payment methods, physician compensation has to evolve as well. Read More!

MGMA Survey: Starting Salary Greatest for Specialty Care Physicians in Multispecialty Practices

August 11, 2011 |

Industry News

Median first-year guranteed compensation was greater for specialty-care physicians in multispecialty practices than in single-specialty practices acording to the Medical Group Management Association’s (MGMA’s) Physician Placement Starting Salary Survey: 2011 Report Based on 2010 Data …Read Full Article