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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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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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