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Bundled Payments: A Bundle of Trouble for Unprepared Physicians
Bundling payments for care episodes is gaining popularity among payers. It is episodic risk-sharing, and it can be risky business for physicians.
Coding for Both a Preventive Service and Problem-oriented Visit
Sometimes patients show up for preventive care and an urgent problem. Should you eat the cost for one service? Or bill for both?
Lack of Role Clarity Damages the Physician, Manager Relationship
Clear and well-respected boundaries between medical practice managers and physicians are essential. Here's how to better define them.
Big Brother Comes to Medicare: CMS Fingerprinting Protocols Begin
New rules will now require Medicare enrollees who are classified as “high risk,” to subject themselves to fingerprint-based background checks.
Sample Credit Card Authorization Policy Form for Medical Practices
Use this sample patient credit card authorization policy to ensure your medical practice is able to collect what it is owed.
Storing Patient Credit Card Information: A New Necessity for Practices
In this podcast, consultant Susanne Madden shares how medical practices can store patient credit card numbers securely and effectively.
How American Taxes Are Spent
All rhetoric aside, it is helpful to understand where our tax dollars are being spent.
Personal and Professional Measures of Success for Physicians
Motivators like financial success and a fulfilling work environment are not equally shared by all physicians. It is important to ask yourself what really matters to you.
Patients: Hospital Privileges Don't Mean Overruling Care Decisions
Getting patients to understand hospital privileges — and what I can do for them when admitted — is often a difficult discussion.
Develop an ICD-10 Training Plan for Your Practice
Here are four assessment areas your practice can use to develop training for the ICD-10 medical coding system transition.