The Business of Medicine Newsletter – August 2015
Volume 3, Issue 8
The new CMS incident-to proposal, how to use scribes, patient engagement, and more…
Inside the August issue: We explain the new CMS incident-to proposal, how to use independent contractors, how to use scribes without breaking the rules, why patient engagement is important to your bottom line, and finally, a tricky orthopedic coding conundrum.
- Incident-to changes. CMS wants to change incident-to rules in its 2016 physician fee schedule, but does this really mean more restrictions?
- Independent contractors. They are becoming commonplace in today’s era of remote employees, but learn why the legal definitions and obligations can be tricky.
- Scribes. Physician handwriting can be a major problem, but scribes are a great answer if you know how to properly use them.
- Patient engagement. Communicating and interacting with your patients is an often overlooked aspect of practice management, but it can measurably affect your bottom line. Learn why.
- Orthopedic coding. When arthroscopic procedures are bundled with open procedures, the coding implications become complex. We’ll take a deep-dive into these scenarios in this article.