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Time may be running out for the group that helps divide the Medicare pie.
When Medicare payments are cut, everybody loses, not just self-employed physicians.
Paying attention to key metrics can help keep your practice operationally and financially healthy.
A small group of physicians has a big say in what you get paid.
If they use multiple conversion factors when determining what they'll pay, you may be at an even greater disadvantage than you realized.
By acknowledging that not all call is created equal, one group has made its call schedule less contentious.
The author describes the different ways physician productivity is currently being measured and how those measurements are being used.