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Physician-insurer relations evolve

Although still defined partly by acrimonious confrontation over reimbursement issues, the relationship has seemingly taken on a more cooperative style, as illustrated by several recent developments affecting Pennsylvania and New Jersey physicians.

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Physician pay-for-reporting launched

Many physicians may find the PQRI appealing, as they stand to gain extra reimbursement for reporting data that they may already capture in their patients’ clinical charts, although participation will likely entail workflow changes, and few expect the 1.5 percent bonus to cover a practice’s additional cost for capturing and reporting the data.

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