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Set Your ICD-10 Goals for 2016
The ICD-10 transition will continue into the next year for practices. Here are some tips you’ll need to take in 2016.
Train Staff to Address ICD-10 Related Coder Shortage
With a dearth of coders thanks to the ICD-10 transition, some practices find that training current staff is the best way to get good coders.
Best States to Practice Interactive Map
Which states do physicians prosper in? Click on any state to get our complete analysis of how "physician friendly" it is.
On Tap for Physicians Attending Internal Medicine 2009
Health care reform, the patient-centered medical home, and the impact of environmental change on global health are just a few of the topics to be discussed at the Internal Medicine 2009 Medicine 2009 in Philadelphia this week.
Inbox: The EHR of the Future
In our recurring blog "Inbox" we share comments from physicians and practice administrators telling us what keeps them awake at night.
Practice Rounds: Anthem Defends Merger with Cigna
Despite resistance from providers, patients, and the DOJ, Anthem is not giving up on merging with Cigna. Plus, CMS hands out star ratings.
Lung Ultrasound, Siege Sonography
The power and limitations of lung ultrasound.
Mountain Peak and Valley Floor
Constantly striving for more in radiology.
Dermatologic Lumps and Bumps
Would any of the 7 lumps and bumps here give you cause for alarm? Get an up-close look and a short lesson on each.
7 Questions to Determine Which Collection Agency is Right for You
Does your collections agency have the specialized knowledge needed to get the most ROI on your delinquent accounts? Here are the seven questions to ask. [Sponsored]
Four Technologies You Should Be Using in Your Practice
Don't work harder, work smarter. Technology can ease your most pressing revenue cycle and work flow concerns.
Is Bigger Better in Healthcare?
Physicians continue to merge with larger groups to gain economies of scale and offload administrative burdens, but often, professional satisfaction wanes.
Diabetes Update: Smartphone Craze Not So Crazy
Brief slide-show summaries highlight Pokémon’s potential for diabetes prevention and other noteworthy study findings.
5 Things to Know When Your Practice Gets a Nasty Review
If your practice gets a nasty review, here are some legal and practical considerations to note.
Radiology’s Role in Determining Medical Necessity
Is an NJ case that deemed radiologists liable for determining medical necessity just the beginning?
MenB Vax Not Fully Effective in College Outbreak
However, says a study author, incomplete coverage "is a better idea than skipping vaccination altogether."
Physicians, Changes to DOJ Penalties are Coming
Why Aug. 1 is an important for physicians to know, with regards to Civil Monetary Penalties (CMPs) and the False Claims Act (FCA).
Strategies to Ensure Buy-In with Practice Policies
Like any successful business, your practice needs to be anchored by clearly defined policies. Here's how to develop consensus among your staff.
Many Shoulder MRIs Unnecessary
Ultrasound, rather than MRI, is often appropriate imaging for shoulder injuries.
Three Prerequisites for Strategic Planning
There are many different models for strategic planning. Attempting to "jump right in," however, is ill-advised. Here are three steps to consider.
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