Professional Courtesy Billing

Professional Courtesy Billing

Physicians may provide “professional courtesy” discounts to other physicians, as well as to those with whom they work or have a personal relationship (e.g., office staff, hospital employees, and family members).

MGMA to Verma: Release MIPS eligibility notifications

MGMA to Verma: Release MIPS eligibility notifications

As the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services drags its feet on issuing final policy decisions, a major physician advocacy group points out that practices have been flying blind for nearly an entire quarter on the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).

CMS launches chronic care management initiative

CMS launches chronic care management initiative

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has launched an education program aimed at encouraging more providers to take advantage of Medicare reimbursements for chronic care management services.

Spending more may not achieve better patient outcomes

Spending more may not achieve better patient outcomes

The amount spent by hospitalists can vary from doctor to doctor within the same facility, but those that spend more on tests and treatments may not see better patient outcomes, according to a new study.

Make Your Reception Area Inviting

Make Your Reception Area Inviting

Your reception area is the first thing a patient will see when coming to the office. It should be inviting and clean, while also providing privacy and efficiency. Potential negatives in a reception area include...