Accountable care organizations create opportunities for physicians and hospitals to explore new ways to improve quality and lower costs. AMA guidance lays out key factors for doctors to weigh.
In an era of disruption, essential principles of physician advocacy hold true: Tell stories, bring facts, build relationships. This approach generates results.
Congress keeps government running, extends CHIP for 10 years, approves key Medicare pay provisions and kills the Independent Payment Advisory Board.
Bill includes funds for Community Health Centers, National Health Service Corps and Teaching Health Center GME, but cuts Prevention and Public Health Fund.
Proposed physician payment cuts in federal spending package before Congress threaten to undermine Medicare improvement efforts already underway.