Health care reform

January/February 2017 Issue
Should We Fear the Unintended Consequences of MACRA? [From The Editor]

MACRA's methods of controlling health care costs could have unexpected results.

January/February 2017 Issue
Making Sense of MACRA, Part 2: Value-Based Payment and Your Future [Feature]

Your performance this year will affect your Medicare payment in 2019.

March/April 2016 Issue
Medicare Payment Reform: Making Sense of MACRA [Feature]

Value-based payment will bring big changes to practices. Here’s what we know now.

March/April 2016 Issue
Holy MACRA! Will Our Future Be Better or Worse? [From The Editor]

Like it or not, value-based payments are here to stay.

January/February 2014 Issue
2014 Is Finally Here - Oh My! [From The Editor]

It's going to be a challenging year, but we can do this.

January/February 2014 Issue
Making Sense of Meaningful Use Stage 2: Second Wave or Tsunami? [Feature]

Physicians who have completed Stage 1 meaningful use criteria face a new round of regulations in 2014 to remain in compliance. Stage 2 includes both brand-new rules as well as continued monitoring of existing criteria, many of which have been expanded or changed from optional to mandatory. These changes will require significantly adjusting many work practices and likely mean additional or updated technology. Attached tables detail the new Stage 2 requirements and the timetable for when incentives for participating in the program end and penalties for non-compliance begin.

September/October 2013 Issue
The Sunshine Act: How to Avoid Getting Burned [Feature]

The Affordable Care Act's Sunshine Rule has gone into effect, requiring pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers to report any payments or transfers of value to physicians and practices. Physicians will need to take steps to familiarize themselves with the rule, prepare for the release of these reports to patients, and make sure inaccuracies don't go uncorrected and put them in a bad light.

May/June 2012 Issue
Back to the Future: The Way Forward in Health Care Reform [Opinion]

It's 1995 all over again. Let's get it right this time.

January/February 2012 Issue
The Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative: What You Need to Know [Feature]

The Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative launched by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will test the effects of a blended payment model for primary care services, including a per-member-per-month care management fee. This article describes the details, timeline and other information about this promising initiative.

Sep-Oct 2009 Issue
Preparing for Health Care Unreform [From The Editor]

What do you think the odds are that you will have uninsured patients to care for next year?

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