The physicians have recently begun to digest Medical Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) and the changes to physical repayment. Physicians struggle on a daily basis while they deal with patients with less strong listening skills and inability to pay. Medical economics has reported following challenges of physicians in the year 2019:
The medical specialists have reported that MACRA is one of the major elements hitting healthcare payment and it is becoming more transformative. There are still many physicians who are not aware of what they should comply, and they must learn it.
The requirement of prior authorization has also increased within previous years as the selection of medical services has also get better. There are chances of reducing the value-based payment models by reducing the procedures and the drugs. There is less risk of quality-based methodologies of payment that can benefit physicians.
Negotiating with Payers
The process of consolidation by the patients force physicians to decline reimbursement and narrow the networks of the provider. Negotiation with payers is now becoming possible so the payers can keep on taking care of the beneficiaries. Physicians are not relying on virtual communication as they are building good relationships in the business setting.
Staying Motivated for Practicing Medicine
There is no doubt that doctors like their profession and want to stay enjoying it bit they are finding it difficult to do it. The increased workload and the constant frustration has created an unhappy environment around them. Specialists have suggested that meditation, mindfulness, and breathing can help reduce stress and create positive feelings.
Maintenance of Certification
American Board of Internal Medicine is bringing more changes to the maintenance of certification. Now different Councils are working on recertification of physicians. The terms say that if the physician has CME program, they will get MOC and also communicate through tools of ABIM and ACCME.
Lack of HER Interoperability
Medical physicians have also noticed that they have not started transferring information electronically or if anyone has, they have used a slow system that needs them to switch screens. They are entering the data manually and re-enter data electronically that rather than sharing the information through different technologies.
Patients Frustration with High Costs
The physicians are also concerned about the rapid rise in the cost of prescribed drugs as it increases the frustration level of patients. There is no way to deal with the problem as the cost of medicines is increasing day by day.
The non-adherent Patient and Quality Care
There is a history of patients who dismiss the advice of doctors, and it is still present now as it is threatening the quality metrics of doctors. There are doctors who are using motivational strategies for asking questions from patients can encourage them to improve their health by medical advice.
Changing Patient Attitude
The current advanced world has now made patients more aware of the primary care. Now patients try seeking information about brands name of drugs and other things. They want quick information about the healthcare facilities and also want quick access to everything.
Patient Satisfaction Scores
The last more important factor is the satisfaction of patients as they want to have a number of tests for diagnoses of the problem. They also demand continuous communication with the doctor to tell them about their finding.