Although it is considered a “soft skill,” communication makes a tangible difference in quality of work, and in the quality of life of those doing the work. Effective communication can also be key in reducing costly misunderstandings and mistakes, and reducing office politics and power struggles.
This article is focused on high-stakes claims appeals of the utmost difficulty, rather than the routine process. In rheumatology, such high stakes inherently will always entail a buy-and-bill specialty medication, such as a biologic or hyaluronan; to our newer colleagues, those medications are normally billed as J codes.
At the National Organization of Rheumatology Managers (NORM) 2017 Annual Conference, September 14-16, in Kansas City, MO, our expert speakers and educational sessions will help you further develop your management skills and successfully lead your practice into the future.
A presentation at the 2015 annual European Congress of Rheumatology meeting emphasized how creating electronic medical records (EMRs) for each patient and amassing “big data” derived from those records can help achieve personalized medicine.
Value-Based Care in Rheumatology asked Younger to discuss the economic implications of finding a treatment for fibromyalgia, the importance of biomarkers, and how microglial modulation could one day reverse the effects of aging.
The North American Young Rheumatology Investigator Forum (NYRIF) was established to provide clinical and research fellows in the field of rheumatology with an informal mentoring environment to share their original work.