Tuesday, April 25, 2017 MACRA’s impact on small and rural physician practices is a big concern. Now doctors are pinning their hopes on new Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price to make the Medicare payment system easier for them. Price will get his first chance to make a mark on MACRA with the release of a proposed Medicare rule.
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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 “Can you hear me now?” It’s not only a line from those old Verizon commercials, it’s a question doctors should ask their older patients. If older patients have trouble understanding what a doctor is telling them, physicians should ask whether the person can hear them, a new study suggests.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 It’s good to be an orthopedic surgeon. The profession leads the list of the highest paid healthcare jobs in 2017, according to new salary data from a leading professional network site.
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News of Note
A new report from the social media site Doximity provides more evidence of the gender gap in doctor salaries. The report tracks pay disparities by geography and finds no matter where they work, women are paid significantly less than men. Report The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced yesterday that it will notify practices through May as to which clinicians must participate this year in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System, one of two new payment pathways under MACRA. American Hospital Association announcement The University of Missouri School of Medicine must diversify or risk losing its accreditation status because it has so few underrepresented minority students and faculty. STAT article
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Sponsored By: DocuSign The U.S. Department of Justice has collected upwards of $17 billion in settlements from the healthcare industry since 2009, including more than $2 billion from a single life sciences company.