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THE FUTURE OF EM CODING/BILLING

THE FUTURE OF EM CODING/BILLING

THE FUTURE OF EM CODING/BILLING References: https://ahsrcm.com/medical-billing-news/emergency-medicine-billing-news/keeping-the-emergency-department-healthy/ http://newsroom.acep.org/2015-05-04-ER-Visits-Continue-to-Rise-Since-Implementation-of-Affordable-Care-Act SITUATION: In the US, the ED continues to be the “safety net” providing care to those that cannot afford primary physician care, those that have emergency needs 24/7 and meet the disaster needs of communities suffering catastrophes.  Critics speculate that EM services will be wrapped/bundled into other […]

THE TWO MOST IMPORTANT RELATIONSHIPS FOR INDEPENDENT GROUP SUCCESS IN THE AFFORDABLE CARE ERA

THE TWO MOST IMPORTANT RELATIONSHIPS FOR INDEPENDENT GROUP SUCCESS IN THE AFFORDABLE CARE ERA

THE TWO MOST IMPORTANT RELATIONSHIPS FOR INDEPENDENT GROUP SUCCESS IN THE AFFORDABLE CARE ERA By Daniel G. Kirkpatrick and Michael Drinkwater   While the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act became law in 2010, many of the “meaty” components (which we have come to more colloquially call Obamacare) became effective in 2014. During this interim […]

THE SHELL GAME – REIMBURSEMENT IN THE AFFORDABLE CARE ERA

THE SHELL GAME – REIMBURSEMENT IN THE AFFORDABLE CARE ERA

This is a case study reviewing reimbursement tactics by two managed care payers. This case study reviews actual data from a mid-Atlantic hospital treating 45,000 emergency department visits annually. While we felt we were negotiating successfully with two managed care companies because we were able to receive a 5 percent increase in calendar year 2014, […]

Listen to Our Podcast Appearance!

In February of 2018, Dan Kirkpatrick was interviewed on a The Future of Health Podcast episode entitled, “Cash Flow and the Long View.”  Check out the full write up here, or listen on the embedded player below!

We’re In the News….

EDPMA New Member Spotlight (The original article may be accessed HERE)   Partners in Improvement, LLC helps emergency medicine leaders with high level reviews of strategy and competition, new ideas for practice management, personnel issues, and tactical advice on IT, billing and coding. They offer expertise across a diverse range of skills including operations, executive […]

12 Things Truly Confident People Do Differently

12 Things Truly Confident People Do Differently

By Travis Bradberry Confidence takes many forms, from the arrogance of Floyd Mayweather to the quiet self ­assurance of Jane Goodall. True confidence—as opposed to the false confidence people project to mask their insecurities—has a look all its own. When it comes to confidence, one thing is certain: truly confident people always have the upper […]