Kyle C. Harner, MD, declares 2015 to be the year of the prior authorization and reflects on the influx paperwork.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) took the first step toward the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) on July 8 with the release of a proposed rule on payment policies and rates, as well as quality provisions, under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS).
A paper by Hernandez and colleagues recently published in the Journal of Arthroplasty blames the Medicare 3-day rule for lengthier hospital stays among some patients with total knee arthroplasty (TKA) compared with others.
Stakeholders in the healthcare system are making an effort to ensure that people are not squeezed out of the practice of medicine by insufficient time and support to comply with ICD-10.
How can the high cost of healthcare be spread among all stakeholders to produce the biggest patient-care bang for the buck?
As a physician with substantial income (or income potential), you will most likely be contacted by a number of individuals offering various types of financial products and services throughout your career.
Rheumatology Practice Management February 2015 Vol 3 No 1 - Health Information Technology, Online Exclusives
Electronic medical records represent unfulfilled promise for identifying patients who are at elevated risk for osteoporosis and fragility fractures, according to a survey of the situation in Ontario, Canada.
If your rheumatology practice is physician owned, I am willing to bet that staying independent is very important to both the doctors and managers. In short, you do not want to “work for the man” that runs the health system, hospital, or multispecialty group down the street.
Attended by a plurality of the membership, the 12th annual meeting of the Tennessee Rheumatology Society (TRS) fulfilled the society’s stated mission of increasing and propagating the understanding of rheumatic diseases among physicians engaged in the ongoing practice of rheumatology.
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