| 04.26.17 | Doctors look for MACRA relief in new Medicare rule

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  1. Doctors look to HHS Secretary Tom Price to provide MACRA relief; proposed Medicare rule in the works
  2. 3 things physicians should never say to a patient
  3. Hearing loss may be an overlooked problem in physician communication with older patients
  4. The 5 best-paying jobs in healthcare

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Doctors look to HHS Secretary Tom Price to provide MACRA relief; proposed Medicare rule in the works

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 Tom PriceMACRA’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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3 things physicians should never say to a patient

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 Words can help bond a doctor-patient relationship or create a major obstacle. So doctors need to carefully consider what they say to patients.


Hearing loss may be an overlooked problem in physician communication with older patients

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.


The 5 best-paying jobs in healthcare

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.

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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