ACOs have potential for success in improving the quality of and access to care, and these models promise to provide sustainable reform of healthcare costs for the future.
Spending on diabetes, IHD, and lower back and neck pain account for the highest amounts of spending by disease category.
Starting January 1, the state of Oregon no longer requires a prescription for birth control for women 18 years of age and older.
Over the next few years, more states will work to make the recent Medicaid expansion work for clinicians.
During its first year, the Pioneer accountable care organization reduced the use of low-value services.
Indiana's medical malpractice cap of $1.25 million will be reviewed this month.
Primary care providers are generally positive on how healthcare technology affects quality of care, negative on how it affects performance assessment.
Court supports insurance company in termination of clinicians after dispute regarding necessity of services.
Health insurance companies should considering paying PCP for inpatient consulting services.
A proposal from the CMS may make end-of-life counseling sessions covered under insurance.
Many hospitals are unwilling to adopt policies that can reduce errors.
Wisconsin has the lowest medical malpractice claims in the country, which may be due to caps on noneconomic damages.
Primary care providers and physicians should address advanced care planning with their patients.
On Thursday, the Supreme Court voted to uphold tax subsidies for Americans enrolled in the Affordable Care Act.
A bill passed in California bans vaccine exemptions due to religious and personal reasons.
Loretta Ford, EdD, RN, PNP, FAAN, FAANPP, pioneer of the nurse practitioner profession, calls on NPs to innovate, invest, and invent.
Nurse practitioners continue to fight for full practice authority in all 50 states.
Provide congressional representatives with clear, concise information to effectively advocate for expanded practice authority.
Women in their 40s should make a decision whether or not to receive mammograms every two years after talking about their individual risk factors with their providers.
The Supreme Court ruling will help reduce restrictions to advance practice medical provider practice.
Estimates suggests that primary-care providers can expect about 70 additional visits a year per year, or slightly more than one visit a week.
While the new Republican majority in Congress has vowed to repeal or rework the law, President Barack Obama has said he would veto any such efforts.
The report suggests CMS consider requiring more than 50 practices for accreditors to use to oversee compounded sterile preparations (CSPs).
Focusing on physician assistant salary may be contributing to a decrease in compassion for under-served patients.
Researchers in Oakland, California are leveraging the power of social networks and at-home HIV testing kits to encourage HIV testing.
Direct primary care, or concierge care, increases time spent with individual patients and frees health-care providers from increasing practice costs.
Do changing recommendations for pap smears and pelvic exams send the wrong message to patients about routine care?
The AAPA has been notably absent in discussing politically-charged health care issues.
Federal and state legislation aimed at boosting primary care infrastructure is aiding nurse practitioner progress.
The number of health care employees will continue to rise as the U.S. senior population increases.