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August 5, 2019
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Alternative Payment Models and Radiology

Healthcare is constantly changing, and part of that morphing has been the ever-shifting conversation about how providers should be paid for their performance, with the biggest push being toward a more value-based payment model. This move puts a growing onus on radiology to demonstrate the value it contributes to patient care.

August 5, 2019
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Provider Stress and Patient Safety

Stress and burnout are commonplace in today’s healthcare environment, but these phenomena affect more than just the individual provider. The effects can trickle down to the patient, sometimes endangering his or her safety.

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June 27, 2019
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Why is (almost) no one billing for remote patient monitoring?

Did you know that there are eight CPT codes that could generate potentially millions of dollars of annual revenue for your organization without significantly changing provider workflows — and that would also help you deliver better care? The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) remote patient monitoring (RPM) codes are here: however, very few organizations seem to know about them, and even fewer are taking advantage of them. 

June 27, 2019
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When Medicare Fraud Has Fatal Consequences

Medicare fraud is a victimless crime, right? Unfortunately, some folks still see things that way. That attitude may account for why Medicare fraud costs taxpayers tens of billions of dollars each year. Who says? The FBI! Obviously Medicare fraud isn’t a victimless crime since those Medicare dollars come from taxpayers.

June 27, 2019
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Advanced Practice Providers Should Learn Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

I have worked as an advanced practice provider (APP) in pediatric rheumatology for nearly 16 years. My collaborating physicians have allowed me to function to the full extent of my scope of practice while allowing me to develop professionally within the subspecialty. My latest endeavor has been learning how to perform musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSUS) and incorporating it into my daily practice.

June 27, 2019
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‘You need surgery’ may be the scariest thing we tell patients

Fear and anxiety are widely regarded as major impediments to patients scheduling surgery. They lead to delays that, in many cases, can exacerbate patients’ problems and negatively impact their quality of life. As surgeons, we can offer our skills and training to help our patients realize life-changing outcomes; but despite all our efforts to make our patients comfortable with surgery, fear and anxiety often dominate our patients’ decisions and prevent them from proceeding with surgery.

June 27, 2019
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Don’t Ignore Encounter-Based Medical Images

In today’s healthcare environment, there are several types of medical images captured outside of structured, order-based radiology processes. Consider, for example, an inpatient who must have a bladder ultrasound performed at the bedside to aid in the placement of a catheter, or a photo of a compound fracture taken in the Emergency Room that is meant to accompany an x-ray.

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June 27, 2019
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Abstract In Urgent Care - June 2019

This June 2019 abstract summary includes, the illusion of multitasking, possible gamechanger for sport-related concussion recovery, what's missing in the diagnosis of nonspecific headache and back pain, and more.

 

May 30, 2019
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Enhancing the patient experience with Medicare Advantage plans that embrace coordinated care

By emphasizing better-coordinated preventive care, Medicare Advantage (MA) plans pave the way to a more patient-centric future health system that prioritizes and rewards quality and cost-effective care. 

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May 30, 2019
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Get your house in order: Prepare for private equity acquisition

With ever-increasing amounts of private equity flowing into health care, orthopedic surgeons are being approached by firms offering capital infusion or partnership arrangements. If your group is considering going this route, ensuring your “house” is in good order will better position you for success. “Success” in this context means a premium offer. If your practice is not in optimal order, you risk a less than top tier offer or worse yet, you may cost yourself the deal in total.

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