Practice Management Tips

RBRVS Physician Fee Schedules

The new Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) price fee schedules have been released. Click on the links below for the Physician Fee Schedule, CLIA Laboratory Fee Schedule, and the HCPCS Drug Fee Schedule.

Recent Developments in Physician Billing

Resources

Stay up-to-date on the latest news impacting healthcare practice administrators and physicians.

Video Series — Best Practices

Industry Associations

Medical Group Management Association
http://www.mgma.com/

American Medical Association
http://www.ama-assn.org/

Colorado Healthcare Strategy & Management
http://www.chsm.org

Colorado Rural Health Center
http://www.coruralhealth.org

Health Leaders Media
http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/

AMA President’s Blog: On the Road with Dr. Wilson
http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/ama-president-blog.shtml

Meaningful Use

To learn more about EMR Meaningful Use criteria, visit one of the websites below.

Meaningful Use
http://www.meaningfuluse.org

The Official Web Site for the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Program 
http://www.cms.gov/EHRIncentivePrograms/

Download the Electronic Health Records at a Glance here

EHR Incentive Program – How to Attain Meaningful Use

Resources of Practice Administrators

American Academy of Healthcare Executives
http://www.ache.org/

Healthcare Medical Billing Association
http://www.hbma.org/

Tools and Tips

Medscape

Medscape is supported by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as well as part of WebMD Health Professional network. Medscape offers specialists, primary care physicians, and other health professionals the “integrated medical information and educational tools.”

Some key features Medscape offers:

  • Original, professional medical content, including review articles, journal commentary, expert columns, patient education articles, book reviews, and more
  • Conference Coverage on leaders who summarize key data and presentations from major medical meetings
  • More than 125 medical journals and textbooks
  • A total of 1.25 hours of continuing medical education (CME) credit can be earned for any Medscape user registered as a doctor or health care professional.

Medscape accounts are free, and users do not have to be health care professionals to register for them. To register for Medscape go to this link:  https://profreg.medscape.com/px/registration.do