August 10, 2019 Edition

Boost revenue by getting coding right

July 31, 2019

It’s every physician’s worst nightmare: Receive payment for services rendered, but then a payer identifies an aberrant pattern in claims data, audits the records, decides it has overpaid the practice, and recoups those funds. That money you already allocated for overhead, staff salaries, bonuses, or new medical equipment? Gone. The good news is, physicians can take steps to focus on accurate billing and avoid costly recoupments. 

How physicians can get useable data from wearables

July 29, 2019

If doctors can get the right kind of data at the right time, the information collected from these wearable devices may offer a strong potential for more accurate diagnoses, more personalized treatments, and better outcomes. The question remains, however, how can physicians get and manage the flow of all this new data to actually improve patient care?

What should primary care physicians do about sexually transmitted infections?

July 26, 2019

While the causes of this STI increase are multi-factorial, some experts say that one of the most influential factors is that primary care physicians are not routinizing sexual health discussions as part of general health screenings.