The calendar may say the ICD-10 transition is long gone, but practices still will likely feel its repercussions in 2017 in terms of payer requests, denials and the new code set’s influence on value-based care. Looking to next year, practices should start being proactive with these coding opportunities now to consider how the following five factors will impact documenting, coding and billing for care
As is often the case in healthcare and business, no one single tool provides sufficient information to create sustainable solutions for a challenge at hand. And so it goes with the HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) survey.
The Medical Economics Physicians Report published earlier this year took an exclusive look at the financial state of primary care practices in the United States, including asking physicians if they received a secondary income outside their practice or employer.
But how does a physician, with a full-time practice, for example, become an expert witness, staff extra shifts in urgent care or work in telemedicine?