Susan R. Miller, RN, suspected that business was being lost during the office's peak calling periods. So she did a study.
1 Feb 2008
Patients gave higher ratings after a referral if the specialist trained with their primary care physician, a quasi-experimental study found.
10 Jan 2023
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
ACP clarifies how information blocking regulations and the HIPAA Privacy Rule would work together through a newly proposed rule about information sharing and blocking.
1 Jul 2023
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
As a result of advocacy from ACP and other specialty societies, national guidance for coding inpatient evaluation and management (E/M) services has been revised to align with earlier reforms to reduce administrative burdens starting Jan. 1.
1 Apr 2023
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
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
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
Advance care planning conversations should happen before critical illness or hospitalization occurs, and Medicare can reimburse physician time spent on them.
1 Sep 2022