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Stress About Care Adds to Patients’ Health Concerns

Posted by Emerald Coast Medical Association on Aug 17, 2018 8:00:00 AM

As medical practitioners, we feel the stress of the nation’s health care issues every day. Continual paperwork, denial of claims, and ever-changing regulations put non-stop pressure on our offices. But the stress of a fractured health care system is impacting our patients’ lives even more significantly.

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Topics: Affordable Healthcare

Will New FDA Guidance Really Lower Drug Prices?

Posted by Emerald Coast Medical Association on Jul 27, 2018 9:22:22 AM

One of the concerns most often voiced by Americans regarding healthcare is the high cost of prescription drugs. Even with insurance, not all drugs are affordable to every patient, while the same exact medication may be much more accessible to those living in other, comparable nations.

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Topics: Affordable Healthcare

CMS Proposal Aims to Improve Doctor-Patient Relationships

Posted by Emerald Coast Medical Association on Jul 20, 2018 9:20:42 AM

In May, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar told us that he planned to use his pen to make significant and hopefully positive changes to the healthcare industry in the United States. Staying true to his word, the HHS Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a proposal that could have a drastic, positive impact on doctor-patient relationships in the U.S.

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Topics: Medicare, Doctor-Patient Relationships, Affordable Healthcare

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