Radiology residents less prone to burnout
Across a range of specialties, radiology residents tend to be less prone to...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Physician burnout puts patients at risk What are the underlying causes of physician burnout? 8 ways to combat radiologist burnout Doctors in small practices less prone to burnout Report: Burnout is prevalent among U.S. physicians (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 18, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Physician burnout puts patients at risk
Physician burnout not only affects physicians but also may put patients at...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: What are the underlying causes of physician burnout? 8 ways to combat radiologist burnout Doctors in small practices less prone to burnout Report: Burnout is prevalent among U.S. physicians ARRS: To prevent burnout, find a higher purpose (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Small Practices Also at Risk for Data Breaches
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 22, 2018 -- Data breaches can happen to small medical practices, but staff can take steps to prevent them, according to an article published in Medical Economics. For example, one five-provider group practice had a data breach that... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What are the underlying causes of physician burnout?
An increase in three factors reflects the steep rise of physician burnout in...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 8 ways to combat radiologist burnout Doctors in small practices less prone to burnout Why radiologists change jobs -- and what to do about it Report: Burnout is prevalent among U.S. physicians Burnout among New England rads tied to residency year (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 17, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Primary Care Provider Burnout Rate Low in Small Practices
In survey of independent practices in NYC, higher adaptive reserve linked to lower odds of burnout (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 15, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Primary Care Provider Burnout Rate Low in Small Practices
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 15, 2018 -- Provider-reported rates of burnout may be lower in small independent primary care practices than in larger practices, according to a study published in the July-August issue of the Journal of the American Board of Family... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

8 ways to combat radiologist burnout
Burnout rates among radiologists have climbed rapidly in recent years, posing...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Doctors in small practices less prone to burnout Why radiologists change jobs -- and what to do about it Report: Burnout is prevalent among U.S. physicians Burnout among New England rads tied to residency year ARRS: To prevent burnout, find a higher purpose (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

9 ways to be a more effective radiologist
Most of us would like to be more effective in our work, and radiologists are...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Doctors in small practices less prone to burnout How will machine learning affect radiology practice? Radiologists serve sicker patients than other specialties Why radiologists change jobs -- and what to do about it Better together? When to consider an external partnership (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 17, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Doctors in small practices less prone to burnout
Feeling burned out? It could be because you're working in a big, anonymous...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Report: Burnout is prevalent among U.S. physicians Burnout among New England rads tied to residency year ARRS: To prevent burnout, find a higher purpose Under stress: Radiologists embrace novel ways to tackle burnout Radiologist burnout: Worse than we thought? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 12, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Burnout Rare Among Physicians in Small Practices Burnout Rare Among Physicians in Small Practices
Physicians who work in small, independent primary care practices report far less burnout than the national average.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Physician burnout in small practices is dramatically lower than national average
(NYU Langone Health / NYU School of Medicine) Physicians who work in small, independent primary care practices -- also known as SIPs -- report dramatically lower levels of burnout than the national average (13.5 percent versus 54.4 percent), according to a study led by researchers at NYU School of Medicine publishing online July 9 in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

GP Team of the Year: ‘Our access system has completely revolutionised patients’ experience’
Richmond Road Medical Centre, recognised for its achievements at last year’s GP Awards, has transformed the services it offers to patients in Hackney  In 2016, the team at Richmond Road Medical Centre in Hackney, East London, knew that without'drastic change', their practice risked going under.  A small practice of 3,500 patients, the surgery had seen an influx of young adults with new health care needs and access demands. At the time, there was already a one to two week wait for an appointment with the GP.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - June 13, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: llegraien Tags: Patient Access Patients Practice development Latest News Source Type: news

AMA Debates Burnout, Demoralization Among Docs
(MedPage Today) -- Proposed policy draws fire for neglecting small practices (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - June 11, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Can Small Practices Adapt to New Payment Plans?
(MedPage Today) -- Yes, with a little help, says Bill Golden, MD (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - April 24, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Strength in Numbers? Ins and Outs, Pros and Cons of Virtual Groups
While the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) creates questions and headaches for practitioners, its evolution continues. Virtual Group (VG) reporting is a new option for solo/small practices to use, and the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services continues to make changes as the feedback, concerns, and recommendations pour in from various audiences. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - April 1, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Rod Baird Tags: Practice Management Source Type: news

GP practice wins the Centrica Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer 2017
A GP practice has been awarded the prestigious Centrica Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer 2017 at the National Apprenticeship Awards that took place on 18 January at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. The Alvanley Family Practice, a small practice with more than 5000 patients in Woodey, Stockport is also the regional winner of the Apprenticeships National Awards 2017.   Practice manager,Kay Keane said her practice was the only NHS practice to be awarded the prize.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - January 19, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice development Practice management Latest News Personal Practice Source Type: news

American College of Rheumatology responds to CMS Innovation Center request for information
(American College of Rheumatology) The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) urged the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to remove barriers that make it difficult for subspecialists and providers in small practices to participate in alternative payment models (APMs) in a comments letter submitted in response to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Innovation Center New Direction Request for Information. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Payer Enrollment Tips for Small Practices
When it comes to payer enrollment, small practices often lack the necessary time or resources, here are some things to consider. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - November 12, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Neeraj K. Sharma Tags: Blog Health IT Technology Payers Source Type: news

CMS Finalizes Policies that Reduce Provider Burden, Lower Drug Prices
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued two final rules. The2018 Physician Fee Schedule final rule will modernize the Medicare payment system to create greater competition in the biopharmaceutical market to lower costs. TheQuality Payment Program final rule allows clinicians in small and rural practices to join together and share the responsibility of participating in value-based payments. This rule also decreases the number of clinicians required to participate, provides additional detail on clinician participation in Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs), and includes a new hardship exception for...
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - November 2, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Small practices to pay lower fees, says CQC
Small practices will pay a lower registration fee, while larger ones will pay more, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has revealed. The CQC proposes to calculate fees based on patient list sizes rather than number of registered locations, from April 2018.Structure'doesn't fit' The CQC said:‘The current fees structure does not fit the way the sector is structured, and it will become increasingly outmoded as the way services are organised and delivered develops further.’Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - October 27, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: llegraien Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick CQC Finance Latest News Source Type: news

CQC to reduce fees for small practices by increasing cost for larger providers
The CQC has announced plans to change the way it calculates GP registration fees to reduce costs for practices with smaller list sizes while charging larger providers more. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - October 26, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

Payer Enrollment Tips for Small Practices
When it comes to payer enrollment, small practices often lack the necessary time or resources, here are some things to consider. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - October 3, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Neeraj K. Sharma Tags: Blog Finance Training Payers Source Type: news

Negotiating with Payers as a Small Practice
Small practices won't have access to a private payer's reimbursement rates, so what they are to do? (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - October 2, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Melissa Young, MD Tags: Blog Fee Schedule Survey Contracts Operations Payers Source Type: news

MIPS Virtual Groups Draws Skepticism from Providers
Virtual groups are supposed to help small practice physicians participate in MACRA, but questions remain on how that will happen. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - August 2, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: David Raths Tags: MACRA Healthcare Reform Compliance Technology Source Type: news

Solving the EHR Interoperability Challenge
Massachusetts Medical Society's David Wasserman shares tips on how small practices can overcome interoperability challenges. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - July 26, 2017 Category: Practice Management Tags: Health IT EHR Technology Source Type: news

QPP Support and Available Options for Small, Underserved, and Rural Practices
Initiative provides free, customized technical assistance to clinicians in small practices to successfully participate in the Quality Payment Program, with priority given to those in rural, health professional shortage, and medically underserved areas. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - July 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Good and Bad of the 2018 MACRA Proposed Rule
CMS'proposed rule for the 2018 performance year of the Quality Payment Program should be seen as a major win for small practices, experts say. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - June 26, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Dylan Fisher Tags: MACRA Healthcare Reform EHR Compliance Source Type: news

Staying Afloat in Healthcare & #039;s Ever-Changing Landscape
Small practices can benefit from partnering with an IT partner to fit their needs, here are some tips on choosing that partner. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - June 23, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Chris Walls Tags: Blog Operations Outsourcing Partnerships Practice Models Source Type: news

Medical Societies Praise Draft MACRA Rules for'Flexibility'Medical Societies Praise Draft MACRA Rules for'Flexibility '
Initial reactions single out MIPS policies that help small practices, the"all-payer option" for advanced APMs, and the postponement of EHR upgrades.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Industry Likes'Flexibility,' Rewards in Proposed MACRA Rule Industry Likes'Flexibility,' Rewards in Proposed MACRA Rule
Initial reactions single out MIPS policies that help small practices, the"all-payer option" for advanced APMs, and the postponement of EHR upgrades.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Data Protection at Small Practices
A sequela of the virus that compromised your network may be a lawsuit from Edelson PC.  Edelson PC is a recognized leader in plaintiffs'class and mass action litigation with a special emphasis on technology and privacy cases.  Jay Edelson made national news last month by filing suit against MDLive, a telehealth provider focused on digital delivery of medical care. This Chicago-based attorney is smart and representative of a growing number of plaintiff lawyers focused on privacy issues. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - May 9, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Michael Sacopulos, JD Tags: Blog HIPAA Law & Malpractice Risk Management Personal Health Records Source Type: news

6 Ways Small Practices Can Thwart Cybercrime
Cybercrime is a threat to even the smallest of practices, here are six ways to prevent criminals from accessing your patients'data. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - April 24, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Karen Appold Tags: HIPAA Technology Patient Confidentiality Mobile Source Type: news

Rock Dental Brand to Buy Arkansas Dentistry & Braces
Rock Dental Brands of Little Rock on Wednesday announced that it will acquire Arkansas Dentistry & Braces (ARDB), owned by Dr. Benjamin Burris and Dr. Justin Bethel. Rock Dental said the deal would further expand the availability of its services and specialists.   The parties declined to disclose the purchase price for the deal, which has yet to close. It's the latest in a series of dentists selling to a larger group practice, an attractive option to dentists close to retirement age and those looking to avoid the challenges of ownership and focus on taking care of patients. Dani White, chief marketing officer for ...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - April 19, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

CQC puts smaller and underfunded practices at 'great disadvantage', says GP leader
The chair of the Family Doctors Association (FDA) has hit out at the CQC, accusing the watchdog of being unfair to small practices and casting judgments that ignore the financial pressures facing practices. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - April 12, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

11 Ways Small Practices Can Comply with MACRA
Following this year's flexibility, practices must meet strict MACRA guidelines in 2018 and beyond or face negative payment adjustments. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - April 11, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Steph Weber Tags: Population Health Healthcare Reform Compliance Technology Source Type: news

Small practices could face premises funding cuts to 'force pace' of NHS reform
NHS commissioners could cut premises reimbursement for practices that do not fit with future NHS strategy to 'force the pace' of moves to larger primary care units, according to a review that warns 30% of practices are 'not large enough'. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - April 6, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

CMS Seeks to Make MACRA Manageable for Small Practices
CMS says that its goal is to get a 90 percent participation rate with MACRA for all clinicians. Yes, this includes small practices. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - March 2, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Gabriel Perna Tags: Conference Report Conferences/HIMSS 2017 Compliance Technology Source Type: news

Strategies Suggested to Protect Practices From Hackers
Small practices are a target, especially as larger organizations improve their security (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 1, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Payers and Practices Partnering on Value-based Initiatives
Can small practices make it in a value-based world? Payers and experienced practices explain how this shift is possible. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - February 20, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Aine Cryts Tags: Population Health Fee Schedule Survey Payers Practice Models Source Type: news

CMS Awards Approximately $100 Million to Help Small Practices Succeed in the Quality Payment Program
The Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded approximately $20 million to 11 organizations to provide training and education about the Quality Payment Program to small practices, especially in historically underserved areas like rural areas, health professional shortage areas, and medically underserved areas. This is the first year of a five-year program; CMS intends to invest an additional $80 million over the next four years. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - February 17, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

A Helpful Provision in the 21st Century Cures Act
A new law makes it so small practices can reimburse employees for premium expenses incurred for an individual health insurance policy. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - January 11, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Ericka Adler Tags: Blog Healthcare Reform Compliance Staff Payers Source Type: news

Medical Home Implementation in Small Primary Care Practices Medical Home Implementation in Small Primary Care Practices
Can small practices successfully adopt elements from a payer-based PCMH program? This focus group study examines providers'motivations, attitudes, and perceived barriers to implementation.Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Small GP practices could receive 'bespoke' funding under NHS England plans
Practices serving atypical populations - including small practices and university practices - could be given additional funding by NHS commissioners to recognise workload not funded by the national formula. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - January 3, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

Marketing is a Must for Small Practices
The days of relying solely on word of mouth and referrals to grow your business are over. You must put yourself out there. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - December 26, 2016 Category: Practice Management Authors: Daniel Hoffman, MD Tags: Blog Marketing Patient Relations Referrals Source Type: news

Complex Finance Reporting at a Small Practice is Doable
There are many reasons for small practices to use complex finance reporting technologies to analyze data. Here are a few. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - December 22, 2016 Category: Practice Management Authors: Matt Barron Tags: Practice 360 Finance Billing and Collections Revenue Cycle Management Source Type: news

Staffing Right for Population Health in Small Practices
When engaging in new population health initiatives, ensure your practice is properly allocating its staff and expanding strategically. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - December 12, 2016 Category: Practice Management Authors: JoAnna Haugen Tags: Population Health Health IT Staff Tools Source Type: news

Tech-enabled Population Health at Small Practices is Complex
Find the tech solutions that are correct for your practice's patients and don't get lured by the fanciest gadgets and apps, say experts. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - December 9, 2016 Category: Practice Management Authors: JoAnna Haugen Tags: Population Health Health IT EHR Technology Source Type: news

Need Health Coverage for Your Practice Employees?
Small practices seeking health insurance for employees can look for plans through the Small Business Health Options Program. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - November 2, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news