Practice Management

CMS' Chronic Care Management Program: Is It Worth the Effort?

CMS' Chronic Care Management Program: Is It Worth the Effort?

The gross revenue of the CCM program for a physician with 1,742 patients could range from $44,000 if about one-third of the Medicare patients are eligible to as much as $178,000 if two-thirds are.

Transition to ICD-10 Going Smoothly? Not So Fast

Transition to ICD-10 Going Smoothly? Not So Fast

Providers are becoming more comfortable with the new system, so Medicare and other payers may scrutinize claims more closely.

3 Ways Practices Can Improve Collections From Patients

3 Ways Practices Can Improve Collections From Patients

Prompt-pay discounts and payment plans are among the ways practices can improve collections of what patients owe.

Make Revenue Cycle Management More Efficient

Make Revenue Cycle Management More Efficient

Practice management systems (PMS) can be employed to maximize the time physicians spend on patient care.

Still Resisting EMRs? Here's How To Move Forward

Still Resisting EMRs? Here's How To Move Forward

Practices should get demos of the electronic medical record systems they are interested in and analyze the clinical and practice management aspects of these systems.

Satisfaction Surveys Important for Retaining Patients

Satisfaction Surveys Important for Retaining Patients

Survey results can identify physician outliers who may be bring down a whole group's satisfaction score.

Seniors Receiving Inappropriate Prescriptions at Hospital Discharge

Seniors Receiving Inappropriate Prescriptions at Hospital Discharge

The median number of drugs prescribed to seniors on hospital discharge was 7.8.

Closing the Salary Gap Among Female Physicians

Closing the Salary Gap Among Female Physicians

Women need to become better negotiators and lobby for transparency to reduce gender wage disparity.

Many Doctors Prescribe Opioids for Longer Than Recommended

Many Doctors Prescribe Opioids for Longer Than Recommended

While 99% exceed the recommended 3-day dosage limit, a quarter write Rx for opioids for a full month.

FDA Adds Boxed Warning to Opioid Pain Medications

FDA Adds Boxed Warning to Opioid Pain Medications

New labeling rules require immediate-release opioids to carry warnings for the serious risk for misuse.

Getting Out From Under Paperwork

Getting Out From Under Paperwork

Follow these tips to reduce the paperwork burden at your medical practice.

US FDA Plans to Ban Most Powdered Medical Gloves

US FDA Plans to Ban Most Powdered Medical Gloves

The FDA has cited potential serious health risks posed to both patients and health care providers.

Tips for Negotiating Higher Payments From Insurers

Tips for Negotiating Higher Payments From Insurers

Receiving increased payments from insurance companies requires physicians to be prepared with data.

Using Telemedicine for Patient Encounters: One Urologist's Experience

Using Telemedicine for Patient Encounters: One Urologist's Experience

Patients can be spared having to take off work and travel long distances for routine visits that do not require physical contact.

7 Ways to Improve Practice Revenue

7 Ways to Improve Practice Revenue

7 measures identified that demonstrate performance, can indicate opportunities for improvement.

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