While Medicare has added new codes to increase the reimbursement available to primary care practices, they can be difficult to implement and may not align with the integrated flow of a visit.
1 Oct 2022
Advance care planning conversations should happen before critical illness or hospitalization occurs, and Medicare can reimburse physician time spent on them.
1 Sep 2022
A recent simulation study estimated that a primary care clinician would require 26.7 h/d to provide preventive, chronic, and acute care, plus documentation/inbox management, to an average panel of 2,500 patients. This time decreased to 9.3 h/d with team-based care.
12 Jul 2022
The new Patient Priorities Care online training series offers practical steps for physicians and care teams to learn how to help patients identify their health priorities and then to align care to them, as well as free CME/MOC.
12 Jul 2022
A racial/ethnic gap in time spent with physicians widened over the three studied decades, with White patients getting 22.9 and 14.7 minutes more per year than Black and Hispanic patients, respectively, by 2018.
14 Jun 2022
ACP's input into the determination of relative value units (RVUs) for codes has resulted in several wins for primary care physicians over the past few years.
1 Apr 2022
During the COVID-19 public health emergency, clinicians and organizations can temporarily offer incentives to get people vaccinated without violating federal anti-kickback statutes if certain safeguards are met.
1 Oct 2021
The newly launched webpage is dedicated to providing independent practice physicians with resources and tools to help with the business side of medicine.
20 Jul 2021
As the number of patients with chronic diseases grows, medication optimization is as important as ever to improve outcomes, decrease costs, and improve quality of life.
1 Jan 2021
Although many internists may have felt inexperienced with telemedicine before the pandemic, they could well have been doing it all along.
1 Oct 2020