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12018Jul

How to Hire a Superstar Scribe

Healio ⋅ Orthopedics Today – July 2018 by Cheryl Toth, MBA If you have you been thinking about hiring a scribe to handle your electronic health record data entry, then you are not alone. More physicians are hiring scribes to reduce administrative overload. Physicians who use them report improved quality of life, clinic efficiency and…

12018Jun

Have You Heard the Latest Professional Liability Risk?

Have You Heard the Latest Professional Liability Risk? AAOS Now- June 2018 By: Michael R. Marks, MD, MBA HIPAA allows states to recognize cause of action for breach of confidentiality The list of liability risks for physicians continues to increase. On behalf of the Medical Liability Committee, this article presents new risks via highlights from…

12018Jun

Tips for Utilizing ICD-10-CM

Tips for Utilizing ICD-10-CM – June 2018 AAOSNow by Sarah Wiskerchen, MBA, CPC  In May 2015, most orthopaedic surgeons and their staff were highly focused on learning the new diagnostic language of ICD-10-CM (International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th revision, Clinical Modification). That’s because the new diagnosis codes were scheduled to…

102018May

Are Physicians Required to Return Overpayments?

Are Physicians Required to Return Overpayments? AAOS Now- May 2018 By: Michael R. Marks, MD, MBA, and Michael Sacopulos, JD When overpaid, many providers wonder if they need to return the funds. The short answer is yes. An overpayment is money that does not belong to providers and keeping it exposes them to collection and…

92018May

Four Reasons Staff Don’t Get Trained & How to Fix Them

Four Reasons Staff Don’t Get Trained & How to Fix Them Physicians Practice – May 2018 by Cheyenne Brinson, MBA, CPA A familiar complaint many orthopaedic surgeons hear from exasperated staff is, “I couldn’t get this MRI approved—the insurance company wants a peer-to-peer review.” The surgeon must then get on the phone with the insurance…

12018May

Boost Your Bottom Line by Collecting for Services Already Being Performed

Boost Your Bottom Line by Collecting for Services Already Being Performed Healio ⋅ Orthopedics Today – May 2018 by Cheyenne Brinson, MBA, CPA Whether you’re an employed physician or in private practice, no doubt you’ve pondered ways to boost payments for your services. After all, your compensation is either directly or indirectly tied to collections….

112018Apr

5 Qualities of Superstar Practice Managers

5 Qualities of Superstar Managers Physicians Practice ⋅ April 2018 by Amy Boyer, MBA There is a significant opportunity in the U.S. for business-minded professionals to have a rewarding career in healthcare as practice managers. As in any profession, there are average managers who do an adequate job. And then there are the superstars—the managers…

102018Apr

Coding Trigger Point Injections for Pain Management

Coding Trigger Point Injections for Pain Management ICD10 Monitor – April 2018 by Deborah Grider, CPC, COC, CPC-I, CPC-P, CPMA, CEMC, CCS-P, CDIP Review your payer policies when performing these services. Pain management coding can be tricky.  Trigger point injection therapy is a common procedure performed by pain management specialists, orthopedic surgeons, physical medicine and rehab…

12018Apr

Reduce the Pain of Precertification

Reduce the Pain of Precertification AAOSNow – April 2018 by Cheyenne Brinson, MBA, CPA A familiar complaint many orthopaedic surgeons hear from exasperated staff is, “I couldn’t get this MRI approved—the insurance company wants a peer-to-peer review.” The surgeon must then get on the phone with the insurance company, and after providing additional information about…