Reimbursement & Quality Perspective

 
 
  • Hospitalist Specialty Code C6: 1 Year After Implementation What impact does this new specialty code have on hospitalists and processing claims?
  • Incentivizing Cardiologists to Do the Right Thing   Drs Harrington and Joynt Maddox discuss the move from volume-based to performance-based payment models and how to develop evidence-based quality metrics that make clinical sense.
  • How Much Should Clinicians Be Paid for Being On Call? Use these questions to decide how much you should be compensated for on-call hours.
  • No Physician Shortage Despite Dire Warnings: Zeke Emanuel   Dr Eric Topol discusses factors behind a predicted physician shortage (or lack thereof) with policy expert and ethicist Dr Ezekiel Emanuel.
  • The Challenges Hospitals Face This chapter describes the types of oversights that hospitals are subject to, and the financial pressures and challenges that hospitals deal with.
  • How Hospital/Physician Relations Have Changed Physicians will learn how hospitals' working relationships with physicians have evolved over the years, how employed physicians fit into the hospital hierarchy, and modes of employment with physicians have changed, and what this means for physician employment today.
  • Physicians Employed by Hospitals Physicians will learn about the pros and cons of hospital employment, how hospital-based practices fare under the hospital's aegis, productivity targets, and compensation within the hospital structure.
  • Physician Alignment With Hospital Leadership This chapter will discuss hospitals' challenges in aligning physicians with their goals, ways to improve alignment, and how to develop physician leadership.
  • The Future for Hospitals and Physicians This chapter discusses possible future directions for hospitals, based on changes made for ACOs, bundled payments, and other arrangements.
  • A Doctor Tells: How to Save More of Your Money Putting your family on a spending 'diet' and adopting a more frugal approach can provide you with financial freedom down the road. But it takes discipline today to reap those benefits tomorrow.
  • Sunshine Act: Are Docs Still Getting Free Lunches From Reps? Pharmaceutical and medical device companies are tracking their interactions with physicians; CMS is reporting that information on its website. Has the Sunshine Act achieved its desired impact?
  • How Physician Compensation in the United States Works   This video gives background and an overview of the compensation system for doctors in the United States.
  • How to Profit From MIPS, Explained in Plain English Taking part in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System can be profitable, but it isn't right for every doctor. An expert explains how the program works and whether participation makes sense for you.
  • The War Over MOC Heats Up In at least 17 states, doctors are battling the American Board of Medical Specialties, hospitals, and insurers in an effort to make maintenance of certification optional. Here's how it's going.
  • At ASCO, a Guide to Relieve Mounting Practice Pressures Oncologist and practice economics expert Cary Presant, MD, provides his perspective on the most important business topics presented at ASCO 2017.
  • 10 Reasons Why Some Doctors Earn More There are many intriguing reasons why some physicians within the same specialty are considerably better off financially than their colleagues.
  • Five Ways Physicians Can Make Their Practice Successful How much do you know about strategic planning to make your practice successful? Take this short quiz and find out.
  • What the AHCA Would REALLY Mean to Doctors The GOP's proposed new healthcare bill has passed the House and awaits Senate attention. What impact would this bill have on physicians?
  • Doctors' 5 Most Frequent Investing Mistakes Doctors who try to earn money from making smart investments have hits and misses, just like many investors. How can you avoid making common investing mistakes?
  • Should Patients Get a Money-Back Guarantee? It's been suggested that health clinics offer rebates to patients who are unhappy with care and amenities, such as office wait times and unappetizing meals. That suggestion infuriates physicians.