The Ugly Case of Healthcare Fraud in Texas
More than 20 healthcare professionals from a hospital in Texas are being charged with a kickback conspiracy involving over $500 million in insurance claims.
Will Trump Make Practicing Medicine Great Again?
What can physicians expect from healthcare policy under President-elect Donald Trump? A look ahead to the next four years.
No Practice is Immune from the False Claim Act, Stark Law
A recent case exemplified why every practice — regardless of size — needs to play by the rules when it comes to the False Claims Act and Stark Law.
Who Can Bill Advanced Care Planning Codes?
This month's coding column is about whether or not one or more physicians of different specialties can bill the advanced care planning codes.
10 Collection Tactics for High-Deductible Patients
High-deductible health plans are on the rise. Here are 10 methods to ensure your practice collects from patients with these plans.
3 Truths to Improving the Patient Experience
In the second of a two-part podcast,. William Maples, MD, explains that improving the patient experience can't happen through hospitality-industry amenities.
Ensure Your Practice's Employee Handbook is not a Contract
A recent case between a hospital and its former employee emphasizes the need for practices to make sure their handbook is not an accidental handbook.
Experts Share 7 Tips on Retaining Patients
Practices are facing intense competition nowadays in trying to retain their patients. Experts share their secrets to get patients to keep coming back.
The Upside to Charting in the EHR in the Exam Room
Not sure whether you should document in the EHR with the patient in the room? Real-time medication reconciliation and accurate patient records are benefits.
To Know a Patient and be Known as a Doctor
She says being able to get to know her patients on a personal level is the best part of being a doctor and makes all the headaches of the job worth it.
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