It is crucial that you know how to market your healthcare organization without violating the Federal Civil Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS)—as well as to protect yourself from crippling lawsuits and fines. That’s according to healthcare law expert William Mack Copeland who, in his webinar “Keep Your More..
Every year, millions of Americans get sick—and some even die—because of foodborne diseases, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. With the passage of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is on a mission to prevent foodborne More..
Billing as an out-of-network provider poses unique challenges and obstacles to getting the reimbursement you deserve. Don’t let insurance companies give you the run-around just because you’re not “in-network.” You can take specific steps to successfully bill for out-of-network care, according to medical billing expert More..
If yours is like most practices, you probably have an increasing number of patients who want to communicate with your staff electronically. You want to provide the best patient care, and texting and emailing with patients is a convenient and effective way to enhance your More..
Studies have been showing for a while a glaring problem in the U.S. – inadequate care for patients who show up at emergency departments (EDs) with behavioral health challenges. In the defense of ED staff, these challenges are difficult to assess. Add to that the More..
When your entire way of doing something changes, adjusting takes time – especially when that “something” is 41 pages of detailed changes to the already unwieldy hospital Conditions of Participation (CoPs). These extra changes to radiology and nuclear medicine have many hospitals confused, particularly when More..
If you’re not using modifier Q6 correctly, you could be leaving thousands of dollars or more on the table. This modifier (and its proper use) is crucial to getting deserved reimbursement for locum tenens services. Don’t let a physician’s illness or vacation devastate your practice’s More..
Whether you’re new at coding or an experienced coder, you face a great risk of falling into certain evaluation and management (E/M) coding traps – which can cost your urology practice its reimbursement. You need to stay current on the most prevalent causes of denials More..
Supporting residents to set their own goals is a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requirement. CMS regulatory tag F553 gives residents the right to participate in their care planning and be included in decisions regarding care and treatment, and tag F655 states that More..
It’s no secret that more and more practices are using skilled non-physician practitioners (NPPs) to provide efficient and patient-centered care – and why shouldn’t they? A 2014 Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) analysis reports that 68 percent of highly functioning practices employed NPPs. And with More..