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Therapy Billing: Be Sure Your Team Is Doing Things Right

Therapy Billing: Be Sure Your Team Is Doing Things Right AAOSNow – October 2019  by Sarah Wiskerchen, MBA, CPC Many orthopaedic surgeons are adding physical and occupational therapy services to their practices. This can be daunting for in-house billing teams, as they may lack experience with the new services, therapy terminology, and associated Current Procedural...

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Coding Errors Can Cost You Money and Potentially a Sale

Coding Errors Can Cost You Money and Potentially a Sale Healio Orthopedics – October 2019  by Karen Zupko As more orthopedic practices are approached for potential acquisition, our firm is engaged by buyers and sellers to evaluate the accuracy of coding and documentation, and the efficiency of the revenue cycle. What we’re seeing in many...

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4 Reasons You Should Prepare a Physician Rights and Responsibilities Document

4 Reasons You Should Prepare a Physician Rights and Responsibilities Document Physicians Practice – September 2019  by Karen Zupko It’s important to spell out the care you deliver patients. It’s equally important to define acceptable and unacceptable treatment from patients. Here are four reasons why you should prepare a physician rights and responsibilities document along...

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7 Things to Include in Your Practice’s Governance Agreement

7 Things to Include in Your Practice’s Governance Agreement Physicians Practice – September 2019  by Karen Zupko and Michael R. Marks, MD A governance agreement is the foundation for how a practice’s board of directors is comprised, which in turn dictates how a practice functions and thrives. Unfortunately, most practice governance agreements lack detail that...

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How to Bill and Get Paid for Unlisted Procedures

How to Bill and Get Paid for Unlisted Procedures AAOSNow – September 2019  by Cheryl Toth Orthopaedic surgeons often perform procedures for which no specific Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) exists. For example, hip surgeons often are frustrated that there are no codes for periacetabular osteotomy (PAO) or labral reconstruction. “Now that orthopaedic surgeons are experienced...

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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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Practice Acquisition: How to be Easy to Do Business With

Practice Acquisition: How to be Easy to Do Business With Healio Orthopedics – August 2019  by Karen Zupko When was the last time you ran your referral report? If you are contemplating a merger or acquisition, your referral report is a valuable asset. If you’d prefer to stay independent, it may be one of the...

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Seven Common Questions in Foot and Ankle Coding

AAOS Now – July 2019  by Sarah Wiskerchen A previous article published in AAOS Now (“How to Avoid Common Mistakes When Coding Hand Procedures,” March 2019) identified common coding issues for hand procedures. This article presents seven coding conundrums and frequently asked questions pertaining to foot and ankle procedures. Download Full Article

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