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Lisa A. Eramo, MA
Understanding how RVUs benefit independent physicians
The transition to value-based payments raises an important question: What role, if any, will relative value units (RVUs) play in physician reimbursement in the future?
Addressing hypertension can aid value-based scores
New, lower blood pressure guidelines could result in more diagnoses, greater need for treatment
How to manage hepatitis C patients under MACRA
Improved documentation and data can not only improve wellness, but also a practice’s value scores
Easy guide to coding to collect what you are owed
How to avoid denials,
 collect what you are owed
Think carefully before engaging patients via text
According to the HIPAA Privacy Rule, physicians and patients can exchange unsecured emails as long as patients are aware of and accept any potential privacy and security risks.
3 tips for developing a budget-friendly patient engagement strategy
Consider these three tips to engage patients while being mindful of the practice’s budget
How to improve patient engagement through technology
Electronic health records and portals are not perfect, but they do offer physicians a way to connect with patients
Are your CCM codes correct?
Greater scrutiny of CCM services could be on the way, perhaps even denials. So physicians should ensure they are coding the right way the first time.
Is advanced care planning billable?
Physicians can bill advanced care planning regardless of whether a patient fills out the relevant legal forms, but should review payer contracts to ensure it is a billable service.
How to avoid TCM coding denials
CMS and most commercial payers began to pay for TCM in 2013, but physicians continue to see denials. Experts believe there could be several reasons why.