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Physician pay is changing with increases and decreases in certain specialties this 2022 
According to a recent report, Interventional cardiologists saw the biggest pay drop this year while OB-GYN saw the biggest pay increase.
CMS looking to get more ACA plans into value-based care arrangements 
CMS officials are pushing to align quality standards across government programs to spur greater investment in value-based care.  
MGMA Released their Annual Regulatory Burden Report Showing Extreme Burdens for Physician Practices 
The MGMA report highlighted the ongoing burden associated with prior authorization and the good faith estimates included in the No Surprises Act.
Lawmakers are Pressing CMS to Expand Coverage of Substance Use Disorders and Close Gaps in Care
Lawmakers called for the institution to use existing authority and new funding to expand Medicare coverage for these disorders.
Physician burnout is associated with a reduction in care quality; a study suggests 
A recent BMJ study found that healthcare professionals’ burnout can lead to unsafe patient care and career disengagement. 
HHS expected to renew COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) for the 11th time 
The PHE will expire on October 13 if not renewed. If renewed, the new deadline would be January 21, 2023.  
Physician Margins are still Impacted by Inflation & Rising Costs, according to the MGMA 
MGMA states that staffing shortages and record-high inflation are hitting medical groups, health systems and hospitals hard in 2022.
AHA urges HHS to keep the Public Health Emergency (PHE) past October 
The AHA stated that the PHE must continue past October to minimize disruption to the “increasingly fragile healthcare delivery system.”
Health Prime Partners with Kareo and PatientPop to Help Practices Enhance Financial Performance and Attract New Patients
Health Prime is excited to partner with Kareo and PatientPop’s to empower startup and small practices to establish and grow their digital presence, offer modern care delivery, and maximize provider reimbursements.
HHS renewed COVID-19 public health emergency for 90 days
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) renewed the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) declaration for another 90 days going effective July 15, 2022.