More: Patient Satisfaction

Educating Patients About Medicare Advantage

Doctor shares Medicare Advantage resources with senior patient.

Primary care physicians and providers: do you have patients who are interested in enrolling in Medicare Advantage? Here’s how you can be an excellent resource for them.

Symptom Tracker Apps Show Promising Results for Primary Care

Symptom tracker smartphone applications can be valuable tools for patients who need healthcare guidance. A new study shows that while they will never replace a physician, the apps have strong potential in the primary care setting.

Study: Millennial Patients Take a Holistic Approach to Mental Health

A new study shows that millennial patient attitudes are changing when it comes to mental health: one, mental health impacts physical health; and two, they feel more comfortable seeking help. Healthcare clinicians can expect to see more requests for behavioral health services in the near future due to COVID-19.

What Do Medicare-Aged Patients Want in Their Healthcare?

Within the next 20 years, 20 percent of Americans will be 65 or older. It is crucial that providers understand this demographic’s preferences. How can providers embrace technology, increase patient education, and treat the social determinants of health to account for this “silver tsunami?”

Medicare Advantage for Independent Practices

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?

Study: Conflicting Information Linked to Mental Health Issues During COVID-19

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.

Building Patient Trust in the Physician-Patient Relationship

Trusting patient-physician relationship

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.

Study: Online Scheduling May Increase Both Access & Disparities

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?

Preparing for the New Models: How to Develop an Effective Beneficiary Engagement Strategy

Elderly patient using laptop

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.



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