Jeffrey Bendix, Senior Editor
Tips for overcoming nonadherence
Dialogue and trust are keys to helping patients stick to treatment plans.
Can technology improve adherence?
Doctors put a great deal of thought and effort into developing treatment plans for patients, but typically have no way of knowing—beyond results at follow-up appointments—whether the patient is actually following it. But advances in technology are giving physicians and their staff new tools for improving and tracking patient adherence.
ABIM extends practice assessment decision
ABIM extends practice assessment decision
The American Board of Internal Medicine is extending by two years its decision not to require internists to complete several controversial portions of its Maintenance of Certification program in order to keep his or her certification status.
New payment models bringing changes to medical practices
A study of 34 physician practices jointly sponsored by RAND Corporation and the American Medical Association found that alternative payment models are changing the way physicians and medical practices operate. However, changing the payment system doesn't always ensure patient care improves.
ABIM does about-face on changes to MOC program
Board will no longer require several elements of certification process; president admits “we got it wrong”
Tavenner leaving administrator post at CMS
Has been key player in implementing Affordable Care Act
MOC controversy fueled by new studies
Little difference found in outcomes from care provided by doctors required to recertify and those not
Getting paid for chronic care
Getting paid for chronic care
Beginning January 1, 2015, medical practices can, for the first time, bill Medicare for the non face-to-face time spent managing care for patients with multiple chronic diseases. But doing so may prove challenging for many practices, at least at first.
Medicaid provider figures don’t reflect reality of patient care
The number of Americans eligible for Medicaid is growing, but so is the problem of finding a doctor who will treat them