Expert Interviews

How to vet a telemedicine vendor

September 18, 2020

Succeeding at telemedicine into the future requires selecting the right third-party vendor. Here are some tips.

Do you see permanent changes that will make it difficult for physicians to remain independent?

September 18, 2020

Small groups will still be at a disadvantage with payers after COVID.

Telemedicine offers the potential for increasing their revenue

September 17, 2020

David Zetter, founder of Zetter HealthCare LLC, says that with careful preparation, practices can profit from telehealth after the COVID-19 pandemic has ended.

The changing requirements for telehealth billing

September 16, 2020

David Zetter, founder of Zetter HealthCare LLC, says practices need to closely monitor their payers’ requirements for telehealth billing, because they are changing constantly.

Hospital, private equity or super group: Pros and cons of different practice arrangements

September 15, 2020

Analyzing different ways practices can stay competitive, including hospital arrangements, private equity and forming a super group.

How has the COVID pandemic made it more difficult for physicians to remain independent?

September 15, 2020

Drops in patient volume is just one factor hurting practices nationwide

Are more independent practices joining hospital systems due to the pandemic?

September 14, 2020

Practices unable to survive financially due to the pandemic have simply been closing, rather than selling themselves to hospital systems.

REDUCE-IT Trial Data Updates: Key Takeaways

September 11, 2020

A discussion on recent data updates from the REDUCE-IT trial, and their practical implications for physicians managing cardiovascular risk.

The Potential CV Impact of Triglyceride Level Reduction

September 11, 2020

An expert physician discusses the role of agents that reduce triglyceride levels and the potential on cardiovascular risk.

The current state of medical practices

September 11, 2020

Practices’ decisions on reopening depend on each practice’s circumstances and how many staff are willing to return.

The daily huddle: The best two minutes you can spend with your staff

September 10, 2020

Why physicians should consider a daily huddle to boost staff efficiency and hit practice goals.

What do you see for the future of cybersecurity in healthcare?

September 09, 2020

More regulation may be needed to safely secure health care data.

Major coding changes for 2021, explained

September 08, 2020

A coding expert explains how evaluation and management (E/M) coding is changing next year, and answers your coding questions.

For ransomware, if hackers already have your files, should you pay the ransom?

September 08, 2020

The seriousness of the situation will help determine whether you should give in and pay or not.

Tips for text messaging with your patients

September 03, 2020

Sending text messages to your patients can be a helpful way to open communication lines.

If you suspect a breach, what should you do?

September 03, 2020

Notify the authorities and lock down devices.

What can be done to stop these attacks, especially if there is no funding for extra IT help?

September 02, 2020

A three-pronged strategy focused on people, process, and technology is vital.

The future of telehealth: When are regulations returning?

September 01, 2020

Joseph Kvedar, MD, president of the American Telemedicine Association, breaks down what physicians can expect for future telehealth payments and regulations.

How are hackers getting into healthcare systems?

September 01, 2020

Tried-and-true tactics are still working for cybercriminals.

Are individual doctors’ offices at risk more now than before?

August 28, 2020

Any office with patient records is a potential target.