Month: July 2017

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Scribe Question

In my office, we use a PA as a scribe for new patient office visits for our doctors. We have an electronic medical record and the scribe signs in under her own name when she begins notating for the doctor. What is the correct way to notate in the medical record that the PA is only acting as a scribe and not performing the service personally?

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Is Your Practice Not Getting Paid?

AAOSNow – July 2017 by Michael R. Marks, MD, MBA, and Cheryl Toth, MBA Coding May Not Be the Reason It’s easy to blame a practice’s skyrocketing accounts receivable (A/R) on coding and the insurance companies. But our experience with orthopaedic practices, and the results of AAOS/KarenZupko & Associates (KZA) pre-workshop surveys on coding and...

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Billing and Collections Staff Knowledge Assessment Tool

Message to the manager who may use this assessment tool: All or portions of the following questions can be used for interviewing/assessing candidates for open positions in various reimbursement related functions in the practice and with existing employees to assess their understanding of topics. If used for existing employees important to stress that it is...

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Billing and Collections Staff Knowledge Assessment Tool for Orthopaedics

Message to the manager who may use this assessment tool: All or portions of the following questions can be used for interviewing/assessing candidates for open positions in various reimbursement related functions in the practice and with existing employees to assess their understanding of topics. If used for existing employees important to stress that it is...

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