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Build Your Own Payment Model

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 17:19:53 GMT

Physicians participating in MACRA have a unique opportunity to create and submit their own alternative payment models to the government and take command of their own future payments. At least one Texas physician is taking a crack at developing his own model.

Drawing the Line

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 14:04:22 GMT

Politicians have long touted giving consumers the ability to buy health insurance across state lines as part of health care reform. Several states have passed laws of their own allowing interstate sales, but health plan action on those has been minimal. What is the potential impact in Texas if interstate health plan sales were to become more of a reality?

Getting Into Urgent Care

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 17:20:48 GMT

Many primary care physicians opt to open "urgent care" facilities or add urgent care services to their practices. Although there are advantages — such as billing and appointment scheduling flexibility — there are headaches as well.

Can Texas' Physicians Be as Diverse as Texas?

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 16:32:13 GMT

The United States and Texas have a chronic shortage of doctors, but the shortage of minority physicians is even more acute. To address this, and the health disparities that come with it, Texas medical schools are working to increase minority enrollment, but challenges remain.