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Receptionists could put people off seeing their GP

Forty per cent of people say that having to speak by way of their signs with docs’ receptionists could put them off going to their GP, in accordance with an evaluation of the Cancer Awareness Measure (CAM), revealed immediately within the Journal of Public Health. In a survey …

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Social Science Insights To Advance A Culture Of Health

Editor’s word: This is a part of a periodic series of Health Affairs Blog posts discussing the Culture of Health. In 2014 the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation introduced its Culture of Health initiative, which promotes health, well-being, and fairness. The initiative identifies roles for people, communities, business entities, and public coverage that reach past the attain of …

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MACRA Final Rule: CMS Strikes A Balance; Will Docs Hang On?

On Friday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) launched the Final Rule implementing the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA)—aka the “SGR” repeal invoice, aka Medicare doctor cost three.zero. The central theme of the MACRA Final Rule is its softening of key program parameters in …

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