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Fiercely Independent

Small, independent medical practices are struggling to thrive alongside larger networks; here's what they can do about it.


Our coding expert discusses copying the referring physician on consults; coding follow-up visits; and selecting medical complexity for high-toxicity meds.


If you are looking to exchange data with other providers, but don’t want to pay HIE fees, here are a few alternatives.

Your patients want convenience and ease of access but does telemedicine provide the all-important continuity of care?


Meaningful use and narrow networks are forcing small practices to rethink the way they refer patients. Two practices have gone digital.


A recent case alleges one lab paid physicians improper fees to use their services. Make sure the same isn't happening at your practice.

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How can you tell if the therapist to whom you refer patients is the right fit? Here are four metrics to consider.


If you have federal health plan patient, you need to pay careful attention to the rules of the Stark Law and the federal Anti-Kickback Statute.


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