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Physicians' Quality Does Impact Cost
The most asked question from state legislators: Does physician quality really impact cost?
Patient-Centered Care Versus Patient-Directed Care
We have all experienced patients who demand certain tests or treatments and see the physician’s role as rubber-stamping whatever is desired. Here's how to deal.
Five Ways Physicians Can Get the Most Out of Hospitals
Hospitals go to great lengths to control physicians. They take undeserved public credit for physicians’ work. Curiously, physicians capitulate. Why?
Radiology Can Lead the Way in Clinical Decision Support
Federal mandates for clinical decision support for imaging studies can put radiologists in the forefront of a trend that’s likely to grow.
Physicians Must Lead the Charge to Improve Patient Care
Here are a few small changes that I recommend that all physicians begin making to improve care coordination, communication, and follow-up care.
New CMS Rule Cracks Down on Past Medicare Offenders
A new rule by CMS to punish "bad actors" and new concern with the Independent Payment Advisory Board highlight the problem with Medicare and Medicaid.
Higher Health Insurance Rates for Unhealthy Lifestyles?
At what point should an individual take responsibility for his health, and should there be a financial incentive/disincentive to influence that lifestyle?
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