Practice Management

Telehealth coding tips

October 15, 2021

Telehealth has become increasingly popular as a result of the pandemic, which makes accurate coding for such visits more important than ever. A session at the virtual 2021 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition covers appropriate coding.

Malpractice by the numbers

June 18, 2021

While physicians face many financial and legal risks, the elephant in the room is always your professional liability and the risk of a malpractice lawsuit. We start an in-depth look at the facts about these lawsuits including where they happen, who they happen to, and what they cost.

Sexual orientation and provider-patient communication

June 08, 2021

The interaction of sexual orientation and provider-patient communication on sexual and reproductive health (SHR) can be tricky to navigate, according to the results of a prospective study of a sample of U.S. women of diverse sexual orientations in the journal Patient Education and Counseling.

Moving Beyond Checking the Box

June 07, 2021

Attention and accountability are the 2 “A’s” that drive change. It’s true in medicine, business, even family. If it is not monitored, it is not regarded as important nor will change be affected.

Reducing Health Care Costs and Utilization with Shared Decision-Making

May 20, 2021

Shared decision-making (SDM) and patient decision aids (PtDAs) can lower health care costs, lower utilization, and increase prevention-related care; however, these outcomes are not always guaranteed, according to the results of a recent study presented during the 2021 Pharmacy Quality Alliance Annual Meeting.