In 2016, in partnership with The Physicians Foundation, Health Affairs launched an article series on the “Practice of Medicine” focusing on important health policy issues affecting physicians. The effort has produced a comprehensive collection of policy research in the field.
On Thursday, October 29, Health Affairs Editor-in-Chief Alan Weil will host an online forum examining the growing expectation that physicians address the social determinants of their patients’ health. The program will highlight three recent Health Affairs papers in the Practice of Medicine series that discuss Medicare’s Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and how it handles patients’ risk factors. It will also feature Michelle Schreiber, Deputy Director for Quality and Value, Center for Clinical Standards and Quality in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, who oversees MIPS implementation.