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A Doctor’s Perspective On Obamacare Plans

August 4, 2014  /  Health Care Providers, Healthcare Practitioners

The experience of doctors with Obamacare plans is a good reminder that the Affordable Care Act is more than a thought exercise in health care. It’s happening. And here’s another reminder: open enrollment for 2015 begins in just over three months.

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Deadline to Check Industry Payments to Docs Fast Approaching

July 26, 2014  /  Health Care Providers, Healthcare Practitioners

Physicians have until August 27 to review and challenge what drug and device makers have reported giving to them by way of cash or gifts as part of the government’s Open Payments program.

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Primary care doctors benefit as insurers flock to offer incentives, open up valuable data

July 23, 2014  /  Health Care Providers, Healthcare Practitioners

With more insurers seeing the value in getting independent doctors groups to drive preventative care and ultimately push health care costs down under the Affordable Care Act, those physicians have been offered more money and unprecedented amounts of data to do it.

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10 Ways Healthcare Reform Impacts Private Practice Physicians

July 18, 2014  /  Health Care Providers, Healthcare Practitioners

Here are 10 trends in how healthcare reform has impacted physicians.

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Medicaid expansion changes primary care doctors’ patient mix

July 16, 2014  /  Health Care Providers, Healthcare Practitioners

So, how are the new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) health insurance access programs affecting doctors’ offices?

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What Physicians And Patients Have To Say About “Change”

July 11, 2014  /  Health Care Providers, Healthcare Practitioners

What makes a physician leave private practice for employment? And what does that change mean to the physicians’ patients?

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HHS invests $183.4M in support of primary, community care

July 8, 2014  /  Health Care Providers, Healthcare Practitioners

HHS is shelling out more than $180 million in Affordable Care Act (ACA) funding to support the training of new primary care providers and improve access to primary care through community health centers.

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Doctors May Soon Be Paid For Not Making You Wait

July 6, 2014  /  Health Care Providers, Healthcare Practitioners

More doctor pay is being tied to patient satisfaction metrics and momentum is slowly building for physicians to also be measured on how quickly phone calls are returned to how long a patient sits in a physician office waiting area as part of “patient satisfaction metrics”.

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Doctor Pay Hits $232000 As Quality Gains More Meaning In ACA Era

July 1, 2014  /  Health Care Providers, Healthcare Practitioners

The latest data from the Medical Group Management Association, the largest organization of doctor practices in the U.S., said median compensation rose to $232,989 in 2013 for primary care doctors while a similarly slight increase for specialists to $402,233.

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ACA exchange plans present reimbursement challenges

June 6, 2014  /  Health Care Providers, Healthcare Practitioners

Physicians face a number of new hurdles in getting paid for the care they provide to patients covered by the Affordable Care Act’s health care marketplace plans.

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