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Q&A: Ardis Dee Hoven, New AMA President, Outlines Roadmap

Joe Cantlupe

From reimbursement challenges to figuring out what makes some physician practices great, the American Medical Association's new president, Ardis Dee Hoven, MD, vows "significant change" for doctors in the year ahead. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Lawmakers Call for Access to Medicare Claims Data

A Senate bill introduced Tuesday would make Medicare claims and payment data available to the public in a searchable database that would be free to use. >>>

MGMA: Physician Compensation Increasingly Based on Quality Measures

Primary care physicians have 3% of their total compensation based on quality measures, but doctors will increasingly be tied to these metrics as reimbursement aligns more closely with quality and cost measures, Medical Group Management Association data suggests. >>>

Is GME Snubbing Rural America?

Theories abound as to why young physicians won't practice in rural areas. But the key reason why young medical doctors don't fill these much-needed roles readily is a lack of accountability in publicly funded Graduate Medical Education programs, researchers suggest. >>>

ACOs Widespread, Yet Challenged

Two of the pioneering forces behind accountable care organizations say the model is gaining significance as it proliferates across the country, even though there are concerns over lack of uniformity in performance measures. >>>

Patients Shoulder Nearly 25% of Medical Bills

Data from the American Medical Association details the costs of medical billing complexity on patients and physicians, who are put "in the awkward situation of having to ask patients for money," says an AMA board member. >>>

5 Takeaways From AHIP's 2013 Annual Conference

Payers are working hard to position themselves for success with health insurance exchanges. Competition for customers is fierce. Everyone wants a piece of the healthcare delivery business. And big data may help secure it. >>>



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News Headlines

Wiser medication use could cut health costs

St. Louis Post-Dispatch / Associated Press, June 20, 2013

CMS stresses doctors' rights to challenge data collected under Sunshine Act

Bloomberg BNA, June 20, 2013

Health orgs oppose WI bill barring docs from asking about gun ownership

Star Tribune, June 20, 2013

Sleep deprivation in hospitals is a real problem

The Atlantic, June 20, 2013

Health orgs oppose WI bill barring docs from asking about gun ownership

Star Tribune, June 20, 2013

Opinion: Should hospital payments be cut if it's cheaper in doctor's office?

Dallas Business Journal, June 19, 2013

Former Philadelphia surgeon now mayor of Rome

The Philadelphia Inquirer, June 19, 2013

NC physicians group coordinate to improve care and avoid penalties

News & Observer, June 18, 2013

Walk-in clinics gaining popularity

Los Angeles Times, June 17, 2013

This is what 'Instagram for doctors' looks like

The Atlantic, June 14, 2013



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Webcast: Physician Compensation Models and Metrics Under Population-Based Reimbursement

Date: August 29, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Join CMOs from Banner Health Network and Blue Cross Blue Shield of AZ as they discuss strategies and metrics for implementing a value-based model of physician compensation. Register Today >>>




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