Practice Management

Kyle C. Harner, MD, declares 2015 to be the year of the prior authorization and reflects on the influx paperwork.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) took the first step toward the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) on July 8 with the release of a proposed rule on payment policies and rates, as well as quality provisions, under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS).
A paper by Hernandez and colleagues recently published in the Journal of Arthroplasty blames the Medicare 3-day rule for lengthier hospital stays among some patients with total knee arthroplasty (TKA) compared with others.
Tick tock tick tock: that sound that’s getting impossible to ignore is the clock ticking down to 12:01 am on Thursday, October 1, 2015, when the new International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition, Clinical Modification/Procedure Coding System (ICD-10 CM/PCS) takes effect.
As a physician with substantial income (or income potential), you will most likely be contacted by a number of individuals offering various types of financial products and services throughout your career.
Attended by a plurality of the membership, the 12th annual meeting of the Tennessee Rheumatology Society (TRS) fulfilled the society’s stated mission of increasing and propagating the understanding of rheumatic diseases among physicians engaged in the ongoing practice of rheumatology.
If your rheumatology practice is physician owned, I am willing to bet that staying independent is very important to both the doctors and managers. In short, you do not want to “work for the man” that runs the health system, hospital, or multispecialty group down the street.
Electronic medical records represent unfulfilled promise for identifying patients who are at elevated risk for osteoporosis and fragility fractures, according to a survey of the situation in Ontario, Canada.
Gary Palmer, MD, speaks about all the applications of Foundation Medicine and its value in diseases other than cancer.
Dr Anderson comments on the recent vote to delay ICD-10 implementation.
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