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MGMA's findings are in line with other recent surveys. Medscape said physician pay was up 4% this year and has risen 20% since 2015.   "These compensation specifics allow medical practices to remain competitive and informed on the ever-...
June 3, 2019 Donald Rucker, MD National Coordinator Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Department of Health and Human Services Mary E. Switzer Building 330 C Street SW Washington, DC 20201 RE: RIN 0955-...
June 3, 2019 Submitted via www.regulations.gov Ms. Seema Verma Administrator Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 7500 Security Boulevard Baltimore, MD 21244 RE: CMS–9115–P; Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Patient Protection and...
I’ll never forget a moment early in my PhD program when, in the midst of a class discussion, I brought up recently published studies showing that black women suffer from higher rates of infant mortality compared to white women, even when...
As our field converges on the nation’s capital for its annual gathering to present, debate, and learn about the changes in health care and health policy, the time is right to reflect on if and how this year’s conversations will be...
May 30, 2019 Submitted via [email protected] Mr. Adam Boehler Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 7500 Security Boulevard Baltimore, MD 21244 Re: Geographic Population-Based Payment (PBP) Model Option Request for Information (...
Society gives short shrift to older age. This distinct phase of life doesn’t get the same attention that’s devoted to childhood. And the special characteristics of people in their 60s, 70s, 80s and beyond are poorly understood.  ...
We have all heard it before: despite the United States’ excessive health care spending—almost 2.5 times higher per capita than in comparable countries—health outcomes are no better here than in other countries. Even worse, in 2011, the...
Community Statement on Medicare Coverage for Medically Necessary Oral and Dental Health Therapies   (The PCPCC joined the Community in 2019)   The undersigned organizations are proud to join in support of Medicare coverage for...
Decades ago, when a patient was too sick to go to the doctor’s office, the doctor made a house call. Though this practice seems old-fashioned now, most people would agree that the current system often leaves much to be desired. The...
In 1900, the average life expectancy in the United States was just 47.3 years. Today, it is 78.6, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and many people will outstrip that average.   But is that advance really...
The Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) applauds Colorado Governor Jared Polis and Vermont Governor Phil Scott for signing into law legislation in their respective states that will enhance primary care services and payment...
At the Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation, we’ve long been champions of the important role primary care plays in improving health outcomes, lowering health care costs and achieving health equity. This is especially true...
The United States is confronted by its lowest number of births in 32 years, according to provisional data released by the National Center for Health Statistics.   The total fertility rate (which represents the number of births per woman...
Patients' risk of dying from medical mistakes, deadly infections and safety lapses have gotten much worse at the lowest ranked U.S. hospitals, underscoring Americans' need to check ratings of their local hospitals, new research released...
Amid one of the largest measles outbreaks in the U.S. in recent history, vaccines are on the minds of many Americans.   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported this week that the number of measles cases this year has...
Community health workers (CHWs) are trusted laypeople who help their communities achieve health and well-being. For generations, they’ve worked in church basements, shelters, and food pantries to address a variety of health and social...
ARI SHAPIRO, HOST:   Today at the White House, President Trump held an event on surprise medical bills. He announced his priorities for legislation that would end the practice, and he highlighted that the stories of two patients who had...
Hundreds of women die preventable deaths of complications from pregnancy each year in the United States, even weeks or months after childbirth, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Health experts say...
Workers with a steady paycheck already know that wages have been stubbornly slow to rise. Meanwhile, those who get health insurance through a job have seen their deductibles shoot up. In fact, says Noam Levey, a health care reporter for...

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