Category: Financials & Reporting

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All Work (RVUs) and No Pay?: Eight Questions to Ask the Hospital about Its Work RVU Compensation Formula

GreenBranch.Com – Jan/Feb 2013 by Sarah Wiskerchen As more surgeons and specialists are offered hospital employment, work RVU-based compensation agreements are becoming more sophisticated and complex. In order to have meaningful conversation with health system administrators and ensure that a compensation agreement addresses all issues pertinent to the physician’s practice and specialty, physicians practice and...

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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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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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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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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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Clean Up the A/R Before Putting the Practice on the Market

Clean Up the A/R Before Putting the Practice on the Market Physicians Practice – May 2019 by Cheyenne Brinson Thinking of selling your practice?  Looking to be acquired by the hospital?  Merging with another group?  If you’re contemplating any of these scenarios, it’s time to clean up the accounts receivable (A/R).  And even if you’re not, routinely cleaning up...

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Selling your practice? Clean up the coding first.

Selling your practice? Clean up the coding first. Physicians Practice Pearls – March 2019  by Karen Zupko As more and more practices are courted for acquisition, our firm is being engaged by both buyers and sellers to evaluate the accuracy of coding and documentation, and the efficiency of the revenue cycle. The results of these...

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How to Avoid Common Mistakes When Coding Hand Procedures

How to Avoid Common Mistakes When Coding Hand Procedures AAOSNow – March 2019  by Sarah Wiskerchen and Raymond Janevicius, MD Billing for hand procedures is among the most complex types of orthopaedic coding. Here, we highlight eight frequently encountered errors when coding hand procedures and how to fix them. Lack of specificity in documentation of tendon...

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