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The majority of physicians and hospitals say bundled payments have the most potential to improve healthcare affordability rather than patient-centered medical homes or accountable care organizations, according to survey results from Booz & Company.
Published in Billing & Coding
Here are 15 statistics on accounts receivable and case number at ambulatory surgery centers with greater than 50 percent of cases in orthopedics, according to VMG Health's 2011 Intellimarker survey.
A new study released by the IMS Institute shows office visits are on the decline in the United States.
Published in Spine
The number of actively licensed physicians has grown, but those physicians are also growing older, according to a Federation of State Medical Boards report published in the Journal of Medical Regulation.
investment growthMedscape Business of Medicine has released a report detailing 12 stocks for physicians to enhance their portfolio.
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Hand ShakeThis article is written by Michael J. Sacopulos is the CEO of Medical Risk Institute.

The past several years have witnessed explosive growth in HIPAA and HITECH Act enforcement actions against medical providers. Many of these actions relate to misadventures by vendors and business associates of the providers. In 2012, the Minnesota Attorney General's office announced a $2.5 million fine levied against a medical collections firm for data breaches.
Published in Practice Management
Sequestration will set into full effect on Monday, cutting Medicare payments by 2 percent, according to a Medscape report.
Published in Billing & Coding
Tuesday, 19 March 2013 09:19

Physician Turnover at All-Time High

Physician turnover has hit its highest rate since 2005, the first year the data was collected, according to the 8th annual Physician Retention Survey from Cejka Search and the American Medical Group Association.
Published in Practice Management
According to the Physicians' Top Ethical Dilemmas: Medscape 2012 Survey Results report, 27 percent of physicians would stop accepting insurers that don't pay well, even if it would mean longtime patients would have to quit seeing them.
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The 73 percent pay raise for primary care physicians who treat Medicaid patients under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will be delayed, according to an article in Forbes.
Published in Practice Management
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