Practice & Professional Issues

Small Primary Care Practices Shine in National Study

Research Compares Hospital Admission Rates for Small Versus Large Practices

August 20, 2014 05:26 pm — New research shows that small primary care practices have lower rates of preventable hospital admissions than their large-practice counterparts, suggesting that small practices may have hard-to-measures perks such as better physician/patient relationships that contribute to their ability to keep patients healthy.

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08/19/2014 — The AAFP joined dozens of other physician and health care professional organizations in urging CMS to reconsider proposed changes to the CPT code valuation process that the agency has outlined in its proposed 2015 Medicare physician fee schedule.

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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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