A competing group at another hospital has been seeing Medicaid patients in the ER. When the patients call that group's office for follow-up appointments, they are told that they cannot be seen because that group does not participate in Medicaid. The patients are then being referred to my group. Isn't the first provider responsible for some period of time after initiating treatment?
Attorney Richard Scruggs, well known for his devastating attacks against tobacco companies, has turned his attention to healthcare.
Do I write off accounts when I send them to a collections agency or at some specified time after that point?
Forming larger multispecialty practices is going to become an emerging trend.
What does HIPAA say about destruction of medical records? Can a lab sheet with the patient's name be tossed in the garbage? Can we box up old medical records, securely tape the box, and throw the whole thing out?
Perhaps one of the most common misconceptions among physicians is that restrictive covenants are not enforceable.
We now have a nurse practitioner (NP) in our office, and she will be doing some of the hospital rounds. How do we bill when a nonphysician provider does hospital rounds?
In healthcare, the single most important ingredient for achieving patient safety is teamwork.
Whether it’s the EMR, the EHR, the EPR, or the next acronym-of-the-week, there is an ever-stronger focus on making health information easier to access when and where it’s needed.
Whether you promote from within or hire an outsider, you’ll improve the odds of finding the best manager by getting involved and not rushing things.
Practices of all sizes can benefit from concepts common in other industries.
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Staff salaries at physician offices rose again last year, several studies show, and unless something radical changes, they will keep climbing faster than the inflation rate for the near future.
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