U.S. healthcare insurance involves a byzantine set of policies and structures. Decades of rising costs have resulted in patients paying a higher share out of their own pockets. Our experts examine the latest trends and their impact on your practice.
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Don’t want to be employed by a health system or government agency, but fear that private practice is no longer viable? Learn new alternatives, from large single-specialty ‘mega’ groups to models focused on population health.
How effective are Patient Centered Medical Homes and Accountable Care Organizations? Maryland experts describe how both models are improving care and why the new Maryland Medicare waiver may provide an impetus to both.
Starting September 2014, the Physician Payments Sunshine Act will provide new info about physician payments from biopharma and medical tech companies. Learn what will be reported and how to review the data.
What’s more impressive than the explosion in mobile devices is that mHealth is moving beyond gimmicky devices and interesting apps to make an impact on health and healthcare delivery.
Providers who have been on the leading edge can attest for Stage 2 of Meaningful Use in 2014. However, as incentives diminish, Maryland Physician Magazine explores what attestation may entail and whether it’s worthwhile.
Is an ACO for you? As the number of ACOs in Maryland and the U.S. grows, they are expanding to non-Medicare populations. At the same time, some providers are opting for accountable care without the ACO.
How can your practice obtain critical patient data from hospitals and why is Maryland better prepared than many states to allow disparate EHR systems to ‘talk’ to each other even after HITECH Act funds disappear?
Computerized Provider Order Entry systems are moving beyond electronic ordering to provide robust clinical analytics. A community hospital and major hospital system discuss how CPOE is helping them meet new reimbursement realities.
By: Linda Harder As technology improves and reimbursement trends to global or performance-based pay, telehealth is becoming a more important way to deliver care. Maryland Physician spoke with early adopters to learn how legislation is reducing barriers and how this technology is being used in practice. Legislative Initiatives H. Neal Reynolds, M.D., associate professor at...