The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will decrease premiums and add more services to Medicare Advantage plans in 2021. Independent physicians and their traditional Medicare patients may benefit greatly from these changes should they decide to accept Medicare Advantage patients. What should physicians know before making the switch?
Exposure to conflicting information about the COVID-19 pandemic has been one of the key causes of acute depressive symptoms and other mental health illnesses. Primary care physicians can clear up misconceptions during visits with their patients to help.
Trust is fundamental in the physician-patient relationship, but studies show that up to 80 percent of patients have not been truthful with their physicians during their visits — but physicians can change this with a few tricks.
A new study reveals social disparities among patient utilization of direct scheduling, which has been proven to improve continuity of care. How can independent physicians encourage patient enrollment in their patient portal and other online capabilities?
Medicare Advantage is, in many ways, an outstanding example for value-based care. To best empower beneficiaries, physician leaders should develop a strategy around access, engagement, and education.
How can women’s health providers enhance the patient experience and — in the process — advance value-based care?
From access to reliable transportation to pain management, the social determinants of health play a critical role in a woman’s access to high-quality care. Here are the top ways OB-GYNs can address the determinants in their communities.
In order to slow the spread of COVID-19 and flatten the curve, we must practice social distancing. But what effect will this have on mental health and the so-called “Loneliness Epidemic?” Find out how you can remain connected while following social distancing guidelines!
Discover three promising technology trends that can boost the patient-provider relationship, increase patient access, and automate administrative work so patients and providers have a healthier — and happier — 2020!
For many, the holidays aren’t the “most wonderful time of the year.” Learn how telehealth and collaborative care can help patients with the “holiday blues.”