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What you need to know about MACRA in 2018

On November 2, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its final rule governing its Medicare Quality Payment Program in 2018. The program, enacted under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), will affect participating physicians’ payment in…

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Wendell B. Whitacre 1927-2017

  Wendell B. Whitacre, MD, plastic surgeon and 50-year member of the Pima County Medical Society, died of a sudden illness on October 20, 2017. He was 90. Whitacre was born in Columbus, Ohio in 1927 and graduated from medical…

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Are physician incomes falling?

Physician incomes have been a topic of controversy for years, with physician compensation being criticized as one of the leading causes of high health care costs. Recently, there have been more reports suggesting that physician income has taken a hit,…

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AZ KidsCare Threatened

Funding for Arizona’s KidsCare, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), expired several days ago even though the program is authorized through Oct. 1, 2019; Congressional action is need to reauthorize funding. KidsCare is available to children in families that don’t…

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