San Diego - To build and sustain a successful practice, physicians have to attend not just to surgery but also to sales - not just to the technical but also the tasteful, according to Dana Fox.
Boston-Einstein Medical today introduced support tools that will allow
medical firms to comply more quickly with pending deadlines pertaining to
Easy access to reliable online medical information is of great interest
among many parties, including consumers, physicians, and, as witnessed by
HIPAA regulations, the federal government.
San Francisco-To avoid being underpaid, overpaid or accused of fraudulent billing, dermatologists should be involved in their practices' coding and billing, says Leon Kircik, M.D., a dermatologist and director of Physicians Skin Care PLLC, Louisville, Ky, with four practices in four states. Recently, he spoke on this topic at the annual meeting of The American Academy of Dermatology in San Francisco.
San Francisco -- Physicians who perform noncosmetic and skin-surgery procedures sometimes face reimbursement issues that challenge fair payment for their services.
As recently as a decade ago, most physicians who had achieved a certain level of peer and patient recognition were loath to advertise their practices until HMO's began to dictate patient care and reimbursement. Soon after, subspecialists such as gynecologists and internists were performing lucrative elective procedures that were once the sole domain of plastic surgeons and dermatologists. As the stakes in elective medicine were raised, even the most conservative plastic surgeons and dermatologists knew they had to change with the times or risk an empty waiting room.
Flint, Mich. - The debate surrounding malpractice insurance is heating up in the wake of some specialists closing their doors rather than ponying up exponential increases in their premiums. Though neurologists and obstetricians appear to be taking the most shrapnel, it's a dermatologist leading the crusade for a no-fault insurance policy in Michigan.
Monetary losses in medical practices are higher than in may retail establishments
Chicago - Guidelines issued earlier this year on privacy in the
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 call for increased
awareness on the part of healthcare providers, reported Beth Hjort, Health
Information Management Practice Manager, with the American Health Information
San Diego - By now, plenty of software solutions are available to handle
billing, scheduling, and related functions. However, one vendor provides a set
of capabilities for revenue and sales management in cosmetic surgical settings:
Inform Solutions (San Diego), whose offerings include Inform & Enhance,
Inform & Consent, and a scheduling module called InSched.
Durham, N.C. -A small study of patients who underwent endoscopic browlift shows each participant expanded their field of vision substantially as a result of the procedure. The finding offers the means to document an outcome worthy of better reimbursement, said J. Charlie Finn, M.D.