Medical groups may need to address such issues as claims denials and failure to obtain prior authorization.
Final diagnoses were better defined/refined in 66% of cases, but in 21% of cases, final diagnoses were distinctly different than referral diagnoses.
One of the most overlooked functions of communication is establishing the patient relationship.
Medicaid expansion was associated with greater insurance coverage but also longer wait times for appointments.
MACRA carries significant reimbursement implications over the next several years.
Benefits include rapid assessment of kidney size, cortical thickness, and volume status.
This proposal will take steps to stabilize the marketplace, provide more flexibility to states and insurers, and give patients access to more coverage options.
The package discards the mandate for health insurance and instead offers tax incentives designed to encourage Americans to get health insurance coverage.
Patients treated by international graduates had lower mortality and slightly higher costs of care per admission.
Decreased use of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents and an uptick in peritoneal dialysis use are among the trends.
Cutting down on chitchat with patients is among the ways to improve workflow.
Patients whose surgeons have large numbers of unsolicited patient observations in the 24 months prior to the patient's operation are at increased risk of surgical and medical complications.
In a survey conducted between January and March 2015, PCPs were split, with approximately half having a favorable view of the law (48%) and the other half unfavorable (52%).
Practices should think of patients as consumers and identify ways to make their visit enjoyable.
Greater burnout among healthcare providers was associated with poorer-quality healthcare and reduced safety for patients.
Exhaustion, low energy, increases in absenteeism, and drops in productivity are among the signs of burnout.
Managing complaints can be a way to make or break your patient relationships and online reputation.
What you need to know now to benchmark your medical practice.
Between 2009 and 2015, costs for IT increased by 40%. Experts say that costs may continue increasing at considerable rates.
Costs includes health care, lost productivity, and treatment programs.
Doctors should take advantage of first few minutes of clinical encounter, give full attention to patients.
A study suggests that female physicians do not use as many codes as their male counterparts, resulting in a reimbursement gap.
Although the benefit of telehealth services is substantial, reimbursement issues have limited its use and expansion.
Many providers still find EMRs vexing, even after all these years.
Significant differences seen even after accounting for age, experience, specialty, and faculty rank.
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.
Patients prefer doctors who wear 'professional' attire, survey finds.
Providers are becoming more comfortable with the new system, so Medicare and other payers may scrutinize claims more closely.
Patients who underwent genetically-guided precision cancer treatment were more likely to experience improved outcomes.
Prompt-pay discounts and payment plans are among the ways practices can improve collections of what patients owe.
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