MACRA plays blame game when patients don't adhereHow MACRA punishes physicians when patients don’t adhere
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Unlisted diagnosis codes could lead to denials May 10, 2017By Renee DowlingQ: We have recently been receiving patient complaints for procedure claim denials. These used to get paid, and our physicians haven’t changed how they are coding. Can you help? ABIM needs to look in the mirror when discussing lack of trust May 10, 2017By Keith L. MartinMaintenance of certification angst is growing and the purveyors of this onerous exercise have discovered the root of the problem: the patient.
Strategies for making primary care practices more efficient May 10, 2017By Wendy WolfsonYour primary care practice team may not be as efficient as it could be, particularly for patients with complex, chronic health needs Physician burnout solution made easy
May 10, 2017Acme Insurance Inc. stress balls really do help.
When should doctors be slower to dismiss?While medical offices typically have good cause to dismiss patients who are violent or abusive, doctors and healthcare attorneys say they should be (and generally are) more circumspect in other types of frustrating but ultimately resolvable situations. The right and wrong ways to dismiss patientsWhile physicians should be circumspect about “firing” patients in most types of cases, they are well within their bounds to dismiss patients who are violent, verbally abusive or use their trusted doctor-patient relationship to feed drug addictions. How to enlist family members to improve patient care May 10, 2017By John CampanelliHow does a physician overcome the challenges and take advantage of the valuable opportunity that arrives with that third person in room? Your Voice: President Trump should enact HSA-DPC option ASAP
May 10, 2017The impact of tax-free health savings accounts (HSAs) to foster direct primary care (DPC) models will be a refreshing change to the cumbersome accounts receivable processes we are all frustrated by.