Primary care physicians among doctors in federal investigations
Feds announce cases – including $43.41 million in bogus billing by surgeon – as regulators hunt for waste, fraud, and abuse.
Preferred stocks: Have your cake and eat it too
Preferred stocks are something of a bond-stock hybrid. They don’t rise as much as common stocks, but they also don’t fall as much.
Perfect the revenue cycle to supercharge practice income
The revenue cycle management (RCM) process is critical for the financial performance of a medical practice. But what is the best way for a practice to handle the RCM process?
Ace potential Medicare audits of advance care planning in 2023 with these tips
Seven tips to avoid ACP-related denials and pass any payer audits with ease
How to ask for a raise — and get it
Physicians often feel undervalued and request salary raises. This is something that needs to be handled carefully if they want the answer to be “yes.”
Healing the healer: What you need to know about the Physician Support Line
Physicians need support now more than ever, and there may be no one better positioned to provide that support than our psychiatrist colleagues.
Morning Medical Update: NJ sees rise in antibiotic-resistant infections; Monkeypox may return to NYC; Link between COVID and anemia
The top news stories in primary care today.
Patients warm to billing reminders via text messages
Survey also reveals preference for online payment options
How to tell if your practice has been hacked
Being hacked can create havoc in your practice and harm your ability to provide healthcare to your patients.
FDA gives nod to Paxlovid for treating COVID-19
Medication is the first in pill form to receive approval
Health care inequities are costing billions across the United States
Medical care, lost productivity, premature deaths take a huge toll on patients, families, and the economy, according to researchers.
Morning Medical Update: Study defines long covid; Cannabis doesn’t carry same COPD risk; No safe way to wean off gender meds
Do EHR upgrades really enhance patient care?
Or are the upgrades like a new video game where the look is new, but nothing else has really changed?
Study highlights challenges of providing diabetes care to rural patients
Patients in urban areas more likely to meet all aspects of key metric of diabetes care
Report: Physician compensation not keeping up with inflation
Even a doubling of median total compensation was not enough to keep up with record inflation rates
People skip their doctor appointments when inflation drives up prices
Medical cost data is part of Fed report on national economic well-being.
Morning Medical Update: Party drug confiscation up 349%; Paralyzed man walks with brain and spine implants; What is ‘Disease X’?
Denials management, coding, prior auths require the most expertise in RCM
Navigating payer denials requires the most expertise to handle within revenue cycle management
Primary care practices varied in ability to adapt to telemedicine when pandemic began
Study identifies four broad reasons for differences
Integrating mental and behavioral health in specialty care
Our health system is too siloed to recognize patient problems that might cross specialties.
Prescription drug prices, PBMs become targets for more federal leaders
White House announces Medicaid drug cost audits while House committee examines pricing process.
Primary care physicians are not addressing obesity with patients, researchers say
New tool aims to become sustainable program for treating obesity as a disease state, not just other associated conditions.
Morning Medical Update: CDC reports on its Mpox response; Mental illness not a factor in most mass school shootings; HIV infections down 12%
Fostering employee loyalty: Strategies for successful medical practice management
Creating a culture of employee loyalty and commitment is one of the most important contributors to successful medical practice management.
FTC seeks to strengthen protections for personal health data
Agency wants to expand PHR breach reporting requirements to include entities not covered by HIPAA
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