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Lawmakers Warned of Dwindling Solo Medical Practices

Health system reform may be driving some of the decline, but some say medical homes and accountable care organizations offer new opportunities for small groups. Physicians and health analysts testified to lawmakers that growing evidence shows doctors are shutting down their small private practices to join larger health organizations due to administrative, payment, and medical liability pressures — and that health system reform may be playing a part.

CMS National Provider Call August 1: Registration Now Open

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is hosting a national call about a proposal to apply a value-based modifier to physicians’ Medicare payment rates. Register on the CMS Upcoming National Provider Calls web page for this call on August 1, 2012, at 11:30 am PST.

SFMS Members Deliver Inspiring Care; Receive Health Care Heroes Awards

Three SFMS members were honored at the 2012 Health Care Heroes Breakfast on July 25. Organized by the San Francisco Business Times, this annual event recognizes individuals and organizations from the local health care community and their dedication and commitment to the enhancement of the value and quality of health care.