Today’s rheumatology practices face increasing internal and external pressures. Staffing effectiveness and efficiency, overhead increases, coding and billing issues, litigious employees, conflicts with colleagues, new competition, changing patient attitudes, new revenue constraints, and managed care contracting and compliance are just some of the pressures that constantly push practices to their limits.
The ACR’s practice advocacy department is can guide you through the politics and business of medicine, and, if correctly used, its resources can become invaluable to your practice.
Resources from Practice Start Up to Retirement
Through every stage of practice development and operation—from the creation of an initial business plan through retirement—the ACR practice advocacy department staff offers a variety of tools and services to help your practice function more effectively, efficiently, and profitably.
Professional staff members who understand the clinical services provided by a rheumatology practice are available to assist rheumatology practices in various areas. Certified professional coding specialists can help identify your billing issues, develop plans for correcting billing errors in order to reduce overall denials, and offer counsel on preparing for managed care audits. Practice-management professionals within the department offer support to evaluate your current operating systems and strategies and help you to successfully implement proven business principles and support clinical information technology.| | | Next → | Single Page