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5 Questions Every Older Physician Should Ask Themselves

5 Questions Every Older Physician Should Ask Themselves Physicians Practice – August 2019  by Karen Zupko 1. Realistically, how long can I plan to keep practicing? A 62-year-old client said she planned to practice medicine 10 more years. This probably isn’t realistic. Often, saying 5 or 10 more years is an easy and round-numbered way...

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Does My Documentation Tell the Story in Critical Care?

Does My Documentation Tell the Story in Critical Care? SCCM Critical Connections – August 2019  by Deb­o­rah Grider The initial and subsequent hospital codes 99221-99233 require specific documentation of the key components: history, examination, and medical decision-making. Read Full Article Copyright© 2019 The Society of Critical Care Medicine.

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Does Your Practice Treat Pain?

Does Your Practice Treat Pain? AAOSNow – August 2019  by Cheryl Toth Interventional pain management is a growing specialty, and many orthopaedic groups have added an interventionalist to the physician team. If this is the case for your practice, make sure the interventionalist understands the reimbursement and documentation nuances essential to optimizing payment and mitigating...

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Four Proven Post-Consult Follow Up Techniques

Aesthetic Society News – Summer 2019  by Karen Zupko Turning callers and prospects into scheduled consults is a subject that receives a lot of attention. However, turning consult patients who didn’t book a surgery or treatment at the time of their consult into scheduled surgeries of treatments, receives very little attention at all. Many patient...

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5 Questions to Ask About wRVU Compensation

Physicians Practice – June 2019 by Amy Boyer, MBA Physicians employed by a medical group, hospital or academic institution are commonly compensated using a productivity formula based on work relative value units (wRVUs). Since wRVUs drive your paycheck, it’s to your advantage to ask questions in order to understand how the system works — and specifically how...

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Develop a Data and Device Destruction Policy in Five Easy Steps

Develop a Data and Device Destruction Policy in Five Easy Steps American Association for Physician Leadership – June 2019  by Cheryl Toth Destroying and disposing of data or devices that contain protected health information is an essential part of any healthcare organization’s privacy and security procedures. It also is critical to managing financial risk and...

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Tips and Best Practices for Using Code-X

Tips and Best Practices for Using Code-X AAOS Now – June 2019  by Cheryl Toth After speaking with Michael Marks, MD, MBA, and Margaret Maley, BSN, senior consultants from KarenZupko & Associates, Inc., (KZA) about the most valuable features of Code-X in part one, Cheryl Toth, MBA, spoke with Madelaine Reese, senior product manager of online learning...

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Get Your House in Order: Prepare for Private Equity Acquisition

Orthopaedics Today – May 2019 by Wathen Strong With ever-increasing amounts of private equity flowing into health care, orthopedic surgeons are being approached by firms offering capital infusion or partnership arrangements. If your group is considering going this route, ensuring your “house” is in good order will better position you for success. “Success” in this context...

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