Practice & Professional Issues

Recent Practice & Professional Issues Stories

01/09/2017 — CMS will waive penalties associated with 2016 fourth quarter Physician Quality Reporting System reporting if physicians had difficulty because of ICD-10 code updates.

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12/23/2016 — Emphasizing the need for care coordinated by a physician, the AAFP is asking a major insurer to review its policies on intervention by nurses and third parties.

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12/21/2016 — Social factors are often behind the reasons patients schedule office appointments, so researchers say physician payment systems should take them into account.

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12/09/2016 — New research in the Annals of Emergency Medicine shows that retail clinics have not curbed patients' use of hospital emergency departments for nonemergency care.

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