Modern Medicine Viewpoints

Prolonged services payments on the riseThe good news is that payment for prolonged services rose in 2017. The bad news is that the feds are taking a closer look at use of these codes.
Coping with patients who come bearing coupons
Coping with patients who come bearing couponsInsurance companies are increasingly emphasizing value-based plans to align consumer spending with the value generated by a service or drug. However, pharmaceutical makers are seriously undermining these efforts by issuing “copayment coupons.”
Quiz: Do you know your TCM codes?How well do you know how to utilize Transitional Care Management codes at your practice? Take our quiz and find out.
Both political parties are responsible for healthcare disasterObamacare is imploding, costing taxpayers billions and repeal is promised, but the only certainty is that Democrats and Republicans are both to blame for the problems.
ODs top 4 gripes about vision care plans: Part 2In an attempt to bring clarity to the landscape around vision plans, I have put together this five-part blog series. In Part 1, I outlined four big topic areas where optometrists seem to have the most complaints with vison plans.
What you missed at AOA 2017
What you missed at AOA 2017Catch up with what you missed at Optometry's Meeting in Washington, DC.
Senate bill to repeal Obamacare cuts Medicaid, subsidies for the poor
Senate bill to repeal Obamacare cuts Medicaid, subsidies for the poorThe Senate plan negotiated in secret by Republican leaders and released Thursday would eliminate the Affordable Care Act’s insurance mandate, extensively cut Medicaid and reduce subsidies for low-income patients.
Quiz: Are your incident-to and shared/split visits codes correct?Are you documenting your incident-to and shared/split visits correctly? Take our quiz and find out.
How to keep your patients from switching physicians
How to keep your patients from switching physiciansEnding the revolving door of patients.
6 tips to navigating the insurance game
6 tips to navigating the insurance gameOne of the most frustrating and seemingly futile battles of starting your practice from scratch is getting the medical insurance game figured out.