PREVIOUS ISSUE NEXT ISSUE
July 2017 Default Cover Image
Here's why high-level E/M codes mean more moneyWhen documented and coded appropriately, high-level E/M codes translate into greater reimbursement than their lower-level counterparts
Prolonged services payments on the riseThe good news is that payment for prolonged services rose in 2017. The bad news is that the feds are taking a closer look at use of these codes.
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 denialsCMS 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.
Easy guide to coding to collect what you are owedHow to avoid denials,
 collect what you are owed
The benefits of physician volunteeringHow giving back to the community can recharge
Simple tips to rein in rising consumer collection costsHow to optimize the revenue cycle with comprehensive patient communication strategies
How to use a budget to boost practice performanceBuilding a sound financial plan can help protect from financial instability while charting a successful path forward
CMS should exempt all—not just some—small practices from MACRAThe early verdict from physicians is simple: “MACRA? I think I know what that is, but I’ll pass, thank you.”
How to decipher direct-to-consumer genetic testingDTC genetic testing may provide some relief for patients about their health risks, but more stress for physicians.
Codes physicians likely aren’t using … but shouldBy knowing these codes, practices can earn additional reimbursement.
Your Voice: Physicians need to get back to caring about patients
4 ways to protect your practice from ransomware attacksAs ransomware attacks multiply, cybersecurity has become a top concern among healthcare professionals. What are the best ways to stop these attacks before they occur?
No balance without boundaries for physicians2017 Physician Writing Contest: Honorable mention
Why physicians should become active on social mediaWith a unique voice, good content, patience and consistency, your practice’s social media accounts can become valuable assets.
PREVIOUS ISSUE NEXT ISSUE