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ACP's Performance Measurement Committee review has led to changes in quality measures

Of 30 quality measures that the committee found invalid in an assessment of the 2017 Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), 12 are either already removed or scheduled for removal.
27 Oct 2020

Losing a primary care physician led to more use of specialty, urgent, and ED care

A study of health care utilization by Medicare beneficiaries whose primary care physicians left practice found increased spending, particularly among those who had been treated at a solo practice.
24 Nov 2020

Immunization is everyone's issue

ACP convened an Advisory Group to discuss barriers to adult immunization, with the goal of identifying potential ways for ACP to address them on a population health level.
1 Oct 2019

Following up on breast density

This issue also covers vaccination practices and resources for managing the COVID-19 pandemic.
1 Jun 2020

Time of day associated with ordering, completion of cancer screening

An editorial noted that referrals to screening could be handled by other clinic staff, easing the burden on physicians.
14 May 2019

Defining our identity does not include the ‘P word’

The term “health care provider” implies that health care can be conceptualized as just another commodity, when it is really about helping people who are suffering, managing complex problems, and counseling them how to live.
1 Sep 2019

New guideline recommends low-dose aspirin for many fewer patients

Changes to the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guideline include no longer routinely giving low-dose aspirin for primary prevention to adults older than age 70 years or to younger patients who are not at high risk.
26 Mar 2019

Prioritize physical activity assessment in all patient visits, AHA recommends

If physical activity time is less than the guideline-recommended 150 minutes per week, clinicians should advise patients of the associated health benefits and encourage them to gradually increase either their frequency or duration of activity.
10 Apr 2018

Collections for the high-deductible (self-pay) patient

A high number of self-pay patients in the patient panel can lead to increased headaches for front-office staff.
1 Nov 2016

Internists interacting with retail clinics

Primary care physicians are seeing more patients after they've already been to a retail health clinic. Experts say that a more patient-centered model needs to evolve to combat the ease of seeking care outside the doctor's office.
1 Feb 2016

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