Electronic health records have numerous advantages but also some potential pitfalls, as design flaws, complex templates and structured progress notes may lead to more complexity and more challenges to defense against malpractice.
1 Apr 2014
Speakers at a recent Business of Medicine Summit had some grim predictions and urgent alerts for attendees: “Start preparing for that storm that's partly on the coast but not here yet.”.
1 May 2013
Leslie Saltzman, ACP Member, took advantage of some resources on hand and guidance from ACP's Running a Practice section to quickly grow her solo practice into a full-service resource for women's health.
1 Apr 2010
CMS will begin mailing new cards with Medicare Beneficiary Identifiers (MBIs) to all beneficiaries. Practices are urged to remind patients to look out for their new cards in the mail and to be sure to bring them to their next appointments.
1 Apr 2018
While many of the omnibus changes to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act are subtle and may not require a great deal from a practice, the penalties for noncompliance are severe.
1 Nov 2013
Learn how to bring patients up to speed on their new access to health care via health insurance marketplaces, or as they're known, “exchanges.”.
1 Oct 2013
Clinicians and their teams may want to identify which patients and families to prioritize for advance care planning initiatives.
1 Sep 2017
The Governance Committee of the American College of Physicians placed in nomination candidates for leadership positions.
1 Nov 2012
Election results include the Chair-elect, Board of Regents, two new regents and the Chair-elect Designee, Board of Governors.
1 Mar 2011
The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) released in March its new Patient-Centered Specialty Practice (PCSP) recognition program, the first standards developed by a nationally recognized quality-promoting organization that reflect a specialty/subspecialty practice's efforts to improve care coordination with primary care physicians.
1 May 2013