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Our most-read practice management articles covered topics including reimbursement, personal finance, and EHR fraud.
Reimbursement. Personal finance. EHRs. These were just a few of the hot topics in practice management this year, as shown by what articles in this area have been popular with you, the reader, online. Our look at the best of 2017 continues with this list of our most-read articles from our “Business of Urology” section.
Ray Painter, MD, and Mark Painter look at telemedicine reimbursement in fee-for-service and quality-based models. Read more
Recording unique a unique history of present illness is the among ways to prove patient information has been recaptured and not recopied, say the Painters. Read more
Industry payments to urologists totaled $30.8 million in 2016, an Open Payments report indicates. “Bottom Line” columnist Robert A. Dowling, MD, analyzes the report and what it reveals about payments to urologists. Read more
Next: Lifestyle creep, selling your practice
In 2017, Urology Times welcomed new “Money Matters” columnists Jeff Witz, CFP, and David Zemon. In this column, they caution urologists to beware of excessive spending after attaining a higher standard of living. Read more
Consider income needs and retirement age, and don't underestimate your life expectancy, say Witz and Zemon. Read more
The agency will also conduct an analysis of 2015 data extracted from the "Open Payments" database, according to Dr. Dowling. Read more
A basic understanding of the valuation process is critical, as perspective can vary among potential buyers, say Randy R. Bauman and Neil H. Baum, MD. Read more
Next: Lessons from EHR fraud case, top 10 tips for getting finances in order
"A baseline understanding of the False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, and other relevant laws is a necessary part of practicing medicine in the modern age," writes Dr. Dowling. Read more
The Painters also answer a question about coding and billing for pentosan polysulfate sodium (Elmiron) used for interstitial cystitis treatment. Read more
Money management should be reviewed regularly to get the most out of your earnings, write Witz and Zemon. Read more
Findings from a recent report by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services indicate that the fee-for-service model is still driving significant spending growth, according to Dr. Dowling. Learn more
In this "Coding Q&A" column, the Painters outline two possible coding pathways for convective water vapor ablation for lower urinary tract symptoms/BPH (Rezum System). Learn more
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