Practice Management

Letter: Good medical care requires physical contact with patientTelehealth can't replace personal encounters with patients, a physician writes
Letter: EHRs make no sense financially for doctorsA reader says that electronic health records are costly and harmful to practice productivity.
Evaluation and management codes under scrutiny

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Code with confidenceOpportunities and strategies for billing non-face-to-face encounters
Evaluation and management: bill the correct level of careKnowing which CPT code to use for an evaluation and management visit can boost your revenue and help avoid audits
E/M coding: Three scenariosA practicing internist and a coding specialist analyze three patient encounters and explain their reasons for the coding levels they assign to each.

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Physicians and online reviews: Patients focused on quality of careA national survey found that patients are also evaluating physicians based on diagnosis accuracy and wait times
Referral process needs standardization, protocolsPrimary care physicians make millions of referrals to specialists each year, yet there is little protocol to follow and few tools to rely on when determining who will take their patient’s care to the next level.
E-Book Download | EHRs Improving efficiency maximizing potentialAs the evolution of health information technology forges for- ward, electronic health record (EHR) systems will continue to transform the practice of medicine.
The fight for clinical controlAdministrative challenges are nothing new to physician practices. But physicians and practice administrators across the United States now describe significant struggles to adapt to what amounts to far greater involvement from payers and regulators related to clinical decisions on a variety of fronts, such as prior authorizations, case manager involvement and network cancellations.

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