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Complying with health reform mandates isn't easy. The wise physician will pick and choose those measures that make sense for his practice.
Documenting Uncertain Diagnoses: Tips for Physicians
In the outpatient setting, physicians should never assign a diagnosis unless that diagnosis has been confirmed by diagnostic testing, or is otherwise certain.
ACOs Are a Viable Way to Avoid Anti-trust Violations
ACOs enable collaboration between hospitals and physicians because of protections provided under the healthcare reform law.
Healthcare Investments: Ask the Right Questions
Every investment or venture into which a physician enters must be carefully scrutinized to assure compliance with several state and federal laws.
Six Ways to Mitigate HIPAA Violations
This 60-second video clip will help your medical practice identify six ways to reduce the likelihood of a HIPAA breach due to cyber crime.
Medicare Moves to Replace Modifier 59
Not only should your practice prepare to use new modifiers by Jan. 1, you might also experience even greater scrutiny of future modifier 59 claims.
Investing in Ancillary Service Providers: Legal Risks for Physicians
A tax and business formation lawyer shares the legal risks physicians must consider prior to investing in or working for ancillary service providers.
OIG Issues Special Fraud Alert: Lab Payments to Referring Physicians
Physicians who maintain financial arrangements with laboratories to which they refer should be aware of a new special fraud alert.
Five HIPAA Critical Compliance Strategies for Your Medical Practice
In this webinar, presented March 18, 2014, healthcare attorneys Ericka L. Adler and Rachel V. Rose provide tips to keep your medical practice HIPAA compliant.
The Threefold Path to Patient Engagement
There are three key elements to increasing the engagement of both patients and physicians in the care continuum, according to a health IT expert and a health system exec.
How to Effectively Verify the Clinical Content in Your EHR
In this podcast, consultant Ronald Sterling notes the critical steps every practice should take to verify the clinical content in its EHR.
Prescription for Physicians Treating Chronic Pain Patients
A conversation about best practices physicians can take when treating patients with chronic pain prescriptions.
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