Commercial carriers increasingly are auditing practices to recoup money paid as a result of inappropriate billing.
Solo practitioner uses a number of inexpensive electronic tools that boost efficiency and allow her to see more patients.
Providers should ensure they hold proper medical license and have medical liability coverage.
Education also plays a role, with lower education levels associated with longer wait times.
To be a good manager, many physicians need to learn how to be humble, a better communicator, and a good listener.
Shortage of minority physicians may affect U.S. patient care, experts say.
Recommendations include keeping a gratitude journal, enlisting peer support, learning new things.
Coding and incomplete documentation are thought to be the biggest challenges under ICD-10.
Each physician has to determine areas where there is room for improvement and the potential return on changes made.
Suggestions include training staff on portal use and showing patients how to use the portal.
But many patients are unaware of existing options to communicate with their doctors, study findings suggest.
One way to bring more business into a practice is to explore outsourcing.
Physicians should prepare carefully; consider finances, legal issues, and insurance.
Providers do not have to learn all of the new 68,000 codes in ICD-10. Here's what steps they should take.
Doctors have limited time period to review financial data and dispute reports before they go public.
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