Fretting about how you’ll access government stimulus money for your EHR usage? No need. Here’s advice on how to play the game right.
Many physicians hope that by selling their practices to hospitals, they can withdraw from its operations and “just be doctors.” Not so, says expert Marc Halley. For physician-hospital partnerships to succeed, doctors must remain engaged leaders, not just employed “technicians.”
Patient-centered medical home pilot programs are being conducted across the nation with the goal of providing comprehensive primary care through partnerships. Practices considering embracing part of this collaboration have many factors to consider as to whether they fit into the concept, but strong practice management is key, according to one consulting firm.
In her MGMA session on the internal checks and balances practices should implement to prevent fraud and embezzlement, Susan F. Childs noted that 75 percent of businesses have a risk of theft or embezzlement. Is your practice at risk? Find out how to assess your practice procedures and prevent theft in your practice.
David Blumenthal, MD, MPP, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, sat down with Physicians Practice at the MGMA 2010 annual conference to explain the overall goal of the EHR transition and the status of clarifications of the criteria.
If there’s one thing Republicans and Democrats agree on, it’s that Medicare is laden with fraud and abuse. The new health reform law gives the government vast new powers to investigate and prosecute suspected violators.
Thinking of selling your practice and getting a job with a hospital? Here's some advice for doing it right from experts who negotiate the deals.
Could your practice be making more money? The experts say yes. Here are some places to look to find revenue your practice is missing.
Litigation can cost time, money, and even reputations for healthcare providers and their partners. At this year's MGMA annual conference, Michelle M. Skipper of the American Arbitration Association pointed out another solution: alternative dispute resolution.
The Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) program is picking up steam, and practices should be prepared for an appeals process. Healthcare attorney Andrew Wachler walks through what you need to know about the appeals process.