Revenue CycleReporting Requirements for Modifier -58
Since the mastectomy is a staged/planned and therapeutic procedure performed after a diagnostic service, modifier -58 is appropriate.
Clinical CareCleveland Clinic Florida Names Conor Delaney, MD, CEO and President
Delaney succeeds Joseph Iannotti, MD, who served as interim CEO and president for the $1.8 billion Florida region since June.
Clinical CareMost Docs Report Burnout Symptoms
The Physicians Foundation survey of 2,334 physicians finds that the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly worsened the problem.
FinancePhysician Compensation Increased by 3.8% in 2019
However, wRVU production "remained stagnant" at 0.56% last year.
Clinical CareAssisting Patients with Substance Use Disorders
As Iverson notes, patients with a history of opioid abuse often have difficulty organizing themselves to act on a list...
NursingLong-Fought Nurse Practitioner Independence Bill Heads to Newsom
The bill includes amendments that would stringently limit how much independence nurse practitioners can have to practice medicine.
Clinical CareDetermining Who Should Conduct an Intervention with a Practitioner
Subsequent interventions are less collegial, so it is wise to have a second person present, whether it is for a...
Clinical CareMed Students 'Feel Very Behind' Because of COVID-Induced Disruptions in Training
The problem is most acute for medical students in their third and fourth years of study. Year three is when...
Clinical CareAsk the Right Questions on the Medical Staff Application
Asking if an applicant has ever been the subject of "formal disciplinary action" at any healthcare institution is rather vague.
Clinical CareLeverage These Two Principles to Prevent Privileging Criteria Disputes
Clinical privilege criteria can be very technical, and specialty training in a given procedure area may vary by provider.
StrategyCMS Report: 98% of Eligible Clinicians Avoided MIPS Penalty in 2018
The number of clinicians achieving qualifying APM participant status also nearly doubled from 2017 to 2018.
FinanceMedscape: Half of Physicians Have a Net Worth of Less Than $1M
A new report from Medscape indicated that the dynamic may change due to the COVID-19 pandemic.