Category: Art-General Surgery

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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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Liability Management 101

Liability Management 101 – August 2016 by Michael R. Marks, MD, MBA Why Malpractice Insurance Is Not Enough Today’s orthopaedic practices are at a crossroads. Many face possible mergers or acquisitions and potential relationships with hospital systems and third-party payers. As the healthcare landscape shifts, so too does a practice’s professional liability exposures. Recently, I spoke...

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The Revenue Engine that Could “Think You Can” by Refining the Revenue Cycle with the Right People, Processes, and Tools

Greenbranch – May/June 2013 Kim Pollock, RN, MBA, CPC Many physicians continue to wrestle with an economy-in-recovery and declining reimbursements. In this business climate, practices can’t afford reimbursement process mistakes and inefficiencies; they’re simply too expensive. Just a few denied surgical claims can cost a practice thousands of dollars. That’s the cost of the annual electronic...

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Is Your Bariatric Practice Ready for Retail?

Mystery Shopping Results Indicate a Need for Improvement – April 2016 by Karen Zupko and Samantha Lappe After the news of a new, less invasive weight loss option hit the mainstream media last fall, millions of Americans began hearing about the gastric balloon procedure on television and in the news. And it’s likely that a number of...

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The Impact of ICD-10 Implementation

by Kyle M. Lee Survey finds a smooth road so far On Oct. 1, 2015, the 10th revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) code set was implemented in the United States. This was the largest and most far-reaching change since the adoption of ICD-9 in 1979, and was anticipated to have a profound...

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Surviving in an ICD-10 World

by Deborah Grider, CPC, COC, CPC-I, CPC-P, CEMC, CPMA, CCS-P, CDIP Certified AHIMA Clinical Documentation Improvement Practitioner AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer The past few years we have focused closely on getting ready for ICD-10. In most cases, the transition to ICD-10 was successful. We had a few bumps in the road, but overall, things went well....

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The Only Safe SMS Texting Is No SMS Texting

Greenbranch – Nov/Dec 2015 by Cheryl Toth, MBA, and Michael J. Sacopulos, JD Many physicians and practice staff use short messaging service (SMS) text messaging to communicate with patients. But SMS text messaging is unencrypted, insecure, and does not meet HIPAA requirements. In addition, the short and abbreviated nature of text messages creates opportunities for misinterpretation,...

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