Practice & Professional Issues

Recent Practice & Professional Issues Stories

08/13/2014 — Recent patient-centered medical home research suggests that medical practices need to forge their own unique paths to practice transformation. Overall, paying close attention to the process, especially regarding culture and patient-centeredness, is key.

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After One Year, Physician-run ACO Scores Big Savings Bonus

Of $22 Million Saved Overall, $11 Million Goes to Member Physicians

08/11/2014 — A Florida-based accountable care organization is saving millions in Medicare costs by using a comprehensive approach to care that utilizes, among other things, Medicare billing data to identify patients in need of specific services.

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Providing Access to Primary Care in Rural America

FPs Successfully Team With Nonphysician Health Professionals

08/01/2014 — Interviews with two rural family physicians confirm results of a recent study that found many family physicians are working collaboratively with nonphysician health professionals -- with great success.

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