8 Tips to Avoid Physician Burnout

Recent surveys have shown that physician burnout is increasing at an alarming rate. In fact, in the US, career fatigue is more common with doctors than any other career. A 2019 physician survey from Medscape revealed that 44% of physicians report being burned out, 11% colloquially depressed, and 4% clinically depressed. [https://www.medscape.com/slideshow/2019-lifestyle-burnout-depression-6011056] The consequences of physician burnout can manifest both … Read More

Diabetes Treatment and Prevention at the Primary Care Level

A recent article in Medical Economics highlights the challenges of effective diabetes treatment. The article cites that almost half of all patients diagnosed with diabetes don’t meet their goals. This includes the A1C, LDL cholesterol and BP. With the shift to value-based medicine with schemes such as MIPS, physicians are now being rewarded or punished financially based on their ability … Read More

To Be Or Not To Be An Independent Physician

A recent article in Medical Economics suggest for the first time in the United States, the number of employed doctors outnumbers independent physicians. The article states that 45.9% of doctors are owners of their practices which represents a 7% downshift from 2012. The most recent of those years, however, suggests that this trend is slowing. Many small practices have been … Read More

MIPS – 5 Reasons Why Healthcare Providers Should Pay Attention

As the first Quality Payment Program performance data from 2017 has become available to the public in 2019, MIPS scoring and its impact on practices is beginning to get very real. A survey conducted in 2018 by University of Pennsylvania scholars, and published in the July issue of Health Affairs, revealed low levels of familiarity with the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). The … Read More