On Nov. 3, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published the final rule updating the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) for calendar year 2017. With all of the attention that the Quality Payment Program (QPP) established under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), there is some risk that meaningful changes may have escaped notice.
There is also a risk...Read more
In your work, have you come across people with symptoms and signs of burnout? They just don't seem to be themselves, are cynical and negative toward others, seem totally exhausted, and they seem to feel like they do nothing good. They are stressed out.
A recent study of 2,000 physicians found that over 45 percent of physicians nationally have at least one symptom of burnout. The...Read more
Each year the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) holds a quality conference in Baltimore, Maryland, to explore how key stakeholders – specifically patients, advocates and health care leaders – can develop and spread solutions to health system challenges. As a first time attendee, my expectation was influenced by my experiences at other large conferences. I was expecting thousands of people, some good presentations...Read more
Regardless of whether you celebrated or grieved the results of our recent presidential election, the reality is a new administration will soon be upon us. And as with any change, there is fear, there are rumors and there is uncertainty.
On a website that details the President-Elect's views on health policy reform, Transparency—an issue near and dear to our HealthInsight hearts—appears to be a priority:
"Require price...Read more