What the Quality Payment Program (QPP) lacks in simplicity, it makes up for in deck-stacking. After three years of physician participation, Medicare’s quality program to drive value-based care continues to generate confusion, frustration, and worry that it’s only going to swallow up more physicians in its complex and financially punitive gameplay. As the QPP enters its fourth year in 2020, the Texas Medical Association and other segments of organized medicine continue to warn Medicare that the program is more burden than boon. But Medicare seems largely determined to stay the course.
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Long-acting reversible contraceptives, or LARCs, often don't go to the women who need them. A new state effort could change that. "We have such an excellent option here – an opportunity for patients to be able to self-direct their own contraception. And yet they can't get it for one reason or another," says Emily Briggs, MD.
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State Effort Could Boost LARC Access
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