The Doctor’s Advocate | Third Quarter 2017

New MACRA Practice Resource

In an ever-evolving healthcare environment, we stay on top of the latest regulations, including the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA).

Our latest offering is a new web resource that includes answers to frequently asked questions, articles, and other valuable information for doctors and practice managers. The comprehensive Q&A document was created by our subsidiary Medical Advantage Group, which works with medical practices to implement personalized, practical solutions to achieve results—so physicians can spend their time caring for patients. We are pleased to share their expertise with you.

Find answers to your MACRA questions at thedoctors.com/macra.


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The guidelines suggested in this newsletter are not rules, do not constitute legal advice, and do not ensure a successful outcome. They attempt to define principles of practice for providing appropriate care. The principles are not inclusive of all proper methods of care nor exclusive of other methods reasonably directed at obtaining the same results.

The ultimate decision regarding the appropriateness of any treatment must be made by each healthcare provider in light of all circumstances prevailing in the individual situation and in accordance with the laws of the jurisdiction in which the care is rendered.

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The Doctor’s Advocate

Third Quarter 2017

Director's Forum
The Search for Mary Smith

An Ounce of Prevention
Obstetrical Closed Claims: What Can We Learn?

Government Relations Report
Advocacy Update

Foundation News
Foundation Reaches Milestone

Groundbreaking Research Funded by the Foundation

New MACRA Practice Resource

Innovations in Patient Safety
Internal Medicine and Diagnosis Errors

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Industry and Company News

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