Time is of the essence in balancing risks and benefits
The Rheumatologist: January 2011
Change will affect all facets of a rheumatology practice, from front desk to doctor charting to finances
ARHP recognizes health professionals for their contributions to the field
There is value in specialty training
Trainees shouldn’t be afraid to live the life of lab and academic research
The missed message on methotrexate
Congress returns to Washington this month, and there will be many new faces on Capitol Hill. The recent midterm election will bring significant changes to the 112th Congress, leaving many to wonder what this new dynamic means for health policy.
During the 2010 ACR/ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting, the ACR and others used Twitter to enhance the annual meeting experience, make connections with one another, and share information. There were approximately 600 tweets from 150 contributors during the meeting. Here’s a sample of what people were saying…
The ACR is pleased to welcome new and returning leaders to the ACR board of directors and ARHP executive committee who were appointed in November. The following members were selected to serve as the newest members-at-large of the ACR board of directors. Each of them shared what they will bring to the table.
Almost every physician in this country has heard this phrase, “denied as not meeting medical necessity for the service performed.” What does this mean? How does a practice document medical necessity? Not knowing the answer to these questions can greatly affect a rheumatology practice’s financial well-being.
January’s Coding Challenge
January’s Coding Answer
A New Era of Coding for Rheumatology Practices
Are your medical records up to date and complete? Medical records should always be complete and have accurate documentation to avoid violating the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act or other documentation guidelines.
Panush’s perspectives on selections from the literature
Programs geared at arthritis patients show physical and emotional benefits
EHRs hold promise, but there are still plenty of kinks
Rheumatologists spot speed bumps, opportunities
Clinical trials show changing role of existing treatment and introduction of newer medications
Information on New Approvals and Medication Safety
Understanding the challenges in rheumatology today