Trish Cornell, BSc, combines clinical and leadership skills to improve patient management
Articles tagged with "Practice tools"
To meet the ever-changing scope of practice for rheumatology health professionals, the ARHP has created a new Practice Committee to provide the tools you need to advance your practice.
The current health system places increasing pressure on physicians and their practices to find new and innovative ways to maximize reimbursement through the implementation of programs and workflows that ensure the delivery of higher quality care—all while the ever-increasing needs of the patient population are placing a greater demand on physician time.
Use motivational interviewing to facilitate behavior change for your clients
Given the weakened economy, today’s rheumatology practice must be proactive, understand the market in which it operates, and plan for the future. Conducting a competitive market analysis is a critical first step toward the financial success of any medical practice.
Helping rheumatology patients with limited English skills
As healthcare reform ramps up and fists grip tighter around the almighty healthcare dollar, the ACR is moving ahead full force in advocating for your interests in the delivery of healthcare. Through what could be described as “offensive” and “defensive” strategies, the ACR is positioning itself as a visible and active player in the managed care marketplace.
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.
Beginning May 23, 2008, all practicing physicians who treat Medicare patients must start billing with a working national provider identifier (NPI). Physician and non-physician providers can make any corrections or changes pertaining to their NPIs by contacting the National Plan and Provider Enumeration System (NPPES)…
Will increasing technology in the exam room have a dehumanizing effect on the patient physician relationship? Maybe not.