In this issue
Telehealth as a competitive edge, not a competitor's advantage April 10, 2018By Keith L. MartinRather than presenting a challenge to small medical practices, telemedicine can present an opportunity. Improve your claim denial management April 10, 2018By Kevin LathropDenials continue to frustrate medical practices. That’s why focusing on the 90 percent that are avoidable is important. That’s where the hidden revenue lies. DIY Telemedicine April 10, 2018By Mary K. PrattThe policies, technology, security, and reimbursement guidelines a practice needs in place to make telemedicine work How to select the right telemedicine vendor April 10, 2018By Cheryl AlkonAs more practices consider offering telemedicine, both the big picture and the small details matter. Why gun violence is a public health problem April 10, 2018By Jeff BendixACP’s president, Jack Ende, outlines the organization’s stance not against guns, but rather firearm violence Managing physician risk in a costly worldPractice owners should stay vigilant in maintaining their risk mitigation strategies Medicare abuse and home healthcareSet policies to protect your practice Telemedicine licensure and related challenges for physiciansHealthcare providers engaged in providing telemedicine services must carefully navigate numerous regulatory obstacles. Prior authorization bill seeks to address ‘cumbersome’ process April 10, 2018By John FrankA bipartisan bill introduced in Congress in January could help improve patient care while saving doctors time by allowing for electronic prior authorizations of Medicare Part D prescriptions. Adding more ‘screen time’ for physicians must come with caution April 10, 2018By Keith L. MartinTechnology has the power to connect, but also the power to divide, as physicians well know. The eroding trust between patients and physicians April 10, 2018By James F. SweeneyWhy the relationship is strained and what doctors can do to strengthen the connection How physicians can stretch their college dollars April 10, 2018By Jim SlowikSaving for college is one thing, but making the most out of those savings is something else entirely.