- Opting Out of Medicare: A Guide for Physicians It is simple to opt out of Medicare – far simpler than staying in the Medicare program. Thousands of physicians have already opted out, and we have not heard a single regret by any of these physicians.
- Board Certification: A Dose of Competition In 2014, internists went into open revolt in response to the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) new maintenance of certification (MOC) program (a model of measuring continuous learning). The ABIM required physicians to undergo an assessment every two years and a “high stakes” re-certification exam every ten. Internists balked, questioning this new and costly requirement.
- Which firms profit most from America’s health-care system One explanation is waste, with patients wolfing down too many pills and administrators churning out red tape. There is also the cost of services that may be popular and legitimate but do nothing to improve medical outcomes.
- Best EHR Systems for Small Practices We recommend a cloud-based option for smaller practices rather than a locally hosted system. By outsourcing hosting to the vendor, your practice won't have to maintain an IT staff or pay high upfront costs for installation. And if something goes wrong with the system on the vendor's end, it's their responsibility to fix it.