Practice & Professional Issues

Recent Practice & Professional Issues Stories

08/24/2015 — The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is using three Medicaid waivers to fund advanced primary care and increase the number of family medicine residencies.

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Are Narrowing Insurance Plan Networks a Thorn in Your Side?

New NCQA Health Plan Accreditation Standards May Help

08/20/2015 — The National Committee for Quality Assurance recently reported that it has beefed up its 2016 accreditation standards for health insurance plans to better ensure patient access.

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08/19/2015 — Some practices aimed to increase patient and staff satisfaction by training medical assistants to handle more patient care tasks that do not require a physician's direct involvement.

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Need Help With the ICD-10 Transition?

CMS Creates Guide Specifically for Family Medicine

08/18/2015 — Family physicians who aim to stay on top of the Oct. 1 ICD-10 implementation deadline could make use of CMS resources created specifically for family medicine.

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