Specialty Practices

Slight increase projected for 2014 physician pay August 20, 2013 | Frank Irving - Editor
Slight increase projected for 2014 physician pay
Incentive plans are increasingly weighted to focus on quality, patient satisfaction and outcomes, according to newly published research from consulting firm Hay Group.
Researcher seeks participants for concierge medicine survey August 16, 2013 | Frank Irving - Editor
Practitioners in retainer medicine, direct primary care and other types of fee-for-care preventative medicine can assist by completing a 52-question survey. All responses will be anonymous and de-identified. Read on to link to the survey.
Practice Advisor tool offers MOC points July 29, 2013 | Frank Irving - Editor
Practice Advisor tool offers modules for MOC points
The American College of Physicians' Medical Home Builder tool has been renamed ACP Practice Advisor to reflect a broader scope of use, the organization announced on July 26. It includes two modules that internists can use to achieve Self-Evaluation of Practice Performance points towards Maintenance of Certification.
VitalHealth Software, a leading global provider of web-based solutions for collaborative health management established by Mayo Clinic and the Noaber Foundation, today announces the release of a cloud based next generation EHR solution for eye care practices, which is being demonstrated this week at the annual American Optometric Association conference in San Diego.
Policy exempts American Indians June 27, 2013 | Frank Irving - Editor
Policy exempts American Indians and Alaska Natives from shared responsibility payment
Prior to development of the final rule, only a portion of the American Indian and Alaska Native population - members of federally recognized tribes - would have access to an exemption from the requirement to maintain minimum essential coverage under the law.
MU not quite as meaningful as hoped June 26, 2013 | MedAxiom
MU not quite as meaningful as hoped
According to Mike Mytych, president and founder of Health Information Consulting, it has been harder than expected for practices to adapt their workflows to meet meaningful use criteria. Nonetheless, the medical industry has made substantial steps toward universal adoption of EHRs.
Analytics project takes on breast cancer June 21, 2013 | Mike Miliard - Managing Editor
UPMC analytics project takes on breast cancer
When the first phase of the multi-year, $100 million project is completed in the spring of 2014, many researchers, clinicians and administrators will have secure, real-time access to data and analytic tools that fit their particular interests and needs.
Megatrends: Where healthcare is headed June 20, 2013 | MedAxiom
Megatrends: Where healthcare is headed
Joel Sauer, vice president of consulting at MedAxiom Consulting, travels to healthcare organizations throughout North America, guiding them on how the changes in the healthcare environment will affect their ability to serve patients, while remaining profitable. Here, he shares eight overarching considerations he believes will direct the nature of healthcare.