Three federal regulations create new opportunities and hurdles for physicians, including new reimbursements, Medicare annual wellness visits and a potential uptick in office visits to document over-the-counter drugs for health plans.
1 Feb 2011
Patient portals can create barriers to successful use but can also offer benefits to patients. Three simple steps can improve the patient experience.
1 Apr 2015
Care coordination isn't new, but value-based payment, patient-centered medical homes, accountable care organizations, and other alternate delivery and payment programs have moved the topic into the forefront of many conversations and policy discussions.
1 May 2015
Yul Ejnes, MD, MACP, continues his monthly column at KevinMD.com in a post about how it is possible for independent practices to survive, if not thrive, in the new health care environment.
15 Dec 2015
ACP members are eligible to receive a free copy of the Pocket Guide to Selected Preventive Services for Adults and the Young Physician Practice Management Survival Handbook developed by the 2008-2009 Council of Young Physicians.
1 Sep 2009
Don't let employee theft happen to you. Simple internal controls and checks prevent temptation.
1 Nov 2008
Chronic conditions require longer and more frequent visits, as well as more care coordination. Learn how to anticipate, plan for, and even prevent intensive resource use.
1 Oct 2018
Even though ICD-10 has been delayed, it is important to continue planning for the eventual transition.
1 Oct 2012
Third in a six-part series on small practice issues: ACP's Center for Practice Innovation found that about half of the practices it observed as part of its quality improvement project had problems with phone communication, scheduling and the prescription refill process. The good news is that the bottleneck can be loosened with some relatively simple changes.
1 Mar 2008
The award enables ACP to expand its 7-state evidence-based program to increase adult vaccination rates, which was funded by the CDC for 2013-2015.
22 Sep 2015