Business of Medicine
You’ll also hear about the ACR’s physician-focused APM for rheumatoid arthritis and ways to give feedback to CMS.
The law’s questionable impact and apparent lack of enforcement do not mean you can ignore it. The data are still being collected and displayed.
If approved, the proposed rule has no government enforcement mechanism that would force the companies to comply.
Innovators are beginning to explore how machine learning (used by Amazon and Google) might be used to improve the care of patients.
Law & Medicine
Quality and access to care issues were raised by MedPAC officials and physician groups.
But market corrections, not federal government action, may be driving the declines.
Health care providers may harbor implicit, or unconscious, biases that contribute to health care disparities.
More states are expanding telehealth locations and broadening the pool of telemedicine providers, while fading out in-person requirements.
Two trends combine for an effective 212% increase in worker deductibles over the past decade.