10 Building Blocks of Primary Care
In the recently released AAMC report, High Functioning Primary Care Residency Clinics – Building Blocks for Providing Excellent Care and Training, Thomas Bodenheimer, MD and his colleagues seek to catalyze this needed transformation by describing the data-driven innovations of a group of leaders in residency education and ambulatory care.
What Can We Do About Rising Suicide Rates?
The rate of suicide in the United States increased 28 percent from 1999 to 2016, according to a report last week from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2016 alone, 45,000 Americans took their own lives. Read more to find out what can be done.
Recommended Colon Cancer Screening Age Modified
The American Cancer Society moves the colon cancer screening guideline from 50 to age 45 for average-risk adults. Read the full guideline update.
New CMS 2018 Quality Payment Program (QPP) Podcast Series
The free five-part podcast series Quality Payments Program (QPP) is now available through ACOFP’s eLearning Center. The podcasts will present an overview of the program, which impacts payment for Medicare Part B patients, followed by a deeper dive into understanding each category of the QPP. The four categories of information are reported to CMS for 2018 determine whether practices receive an incentive or penalty payment adjustment.