Last fall, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its final rule implementing the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). The final rule provides Medicare incentives to reward quality and value—not volume—through the use of alternative payment models.
The business of balancing the checkbook with compassion is one of the most important aspects of being a practice manager. There are several strategies that managers can employ to work with their employees to understand them better, which can benefit their staffs and increase the value of their practices.
In May 2016, The Joint Commission altered its stance on text messaging, stating it was permissible for physicians and licensed practitioners to text orders regarding patient care, treatments, or services to hospitals or other healthcare settings--as long as it is done through a secure platform.
A presentation at the 2015 annual European Congress of Rheumatology meeting emphasized how creating electronic medical records (EMRs) for each patient and amassing “big data” derived from those records can help achieve personalized medicine.
Value-Based Care in Rheumatology asked Younger to discuss the economic implications of finding a treatment for fibromyalgia, the importance of biomarkers, and how microglial modulation could one day reverse the effects of aging.
The North American Young Rheumatology Investigator Forum (NYRIF) was established to provide clinical and research fellows in the field of rheumatology with an informal mentoring environment to share their original work.