The final part of a series on small practice issues advises tackling practice improvements one at a time and putting one person in charge of the process.
1 Jun 2008
I heard that there is a new advanced beneficiary notice (ABN) form for Medicare patients. When do I use it?.
1 May 2008
Medicare's initial exam adds new benefits, including end-of-life planning and body mass index measurements. Find out how this will benefit your practice.
1 Mar 2009
A study of health care utilization by Medicare beneficiaries whose primary care physicians left practice found increased spending, particularly among those who had been treated at a solo practice.
24 Nov 2020
Patients taking glucocorticoids for rheumatoid arthritis had a significant, dose-dependent increased risk for infections requiring hospitalization, and the results should be considered in prescribing for these patients, according to an accompanying editorial.
22 Sep 2020
The percentage of internists seeing patients both in and out of the hospital declined by more than half between 1990 and 2017, according to an analysis of American Board of Internal Medicine certifications and Medicare claims.
17 May 2022
Alcohol, depression, sexually transmitted diseases and obesity therapy are now covered within the primary care setting. Learn how to incorporate these into a practice.
1 Mar 2012
CMS will begin mailing new cards with Medicare Beneficiary Identifiers (MBIs) to all beneficiaries. Practices are urged to remind patients to look out for their new cards in the mail and to be sure to bring them to their next appointments.
1 Apr 2018
The release of a massive amount of data about how much physicians had received from Medicare in 2012 was a sign of price transparency to some and an unwelcome intrusion to others. The raw data didn't tell the entire tale, critics said.
1 Oct 2014
This month's column covers three timely yet disparate topics: a new CPT modifier, readiness for Version 5010 electronic claims transactions, and the looming expansion of the recovery audit contractors.
1 May 2011