28 Sep How to handle patient complaints

Owning or working for a medical practice means that at one point or another you have received a complaint from a patient.  Most of us have received several.  Even the best practices that place a heavy emphasis on patient satisfaction and customer service receive the...

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14 Sep New Apple Watch Cleared FDA Hurdles

Some interesting news came out this week about the new Apple Watch that we want to share with you.  The device cleared an FDA hurdle in receiving clearance as a wearable ECG device. According to Apple, this is the first ECG device offered directly to...

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31 Aug Eligibility and Benefits Checks

Eligibility and benefits checks have become both easier for many practices to conduct, and are increasingly necessary with the expanding complexity of medical insurance.  Checking eligibility and benefits has likely become easier for most with a move from paper charts to EMRs that support this...

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17 Aug CMS Proposed Rule for 2019

You have almost certainly heard about the many potential changes put forward through the CMS proposed fee schedule rule for 2019. Proposed changes to the fee structure for evaluation and management coding is one of the more impactful proposed changes. Depending on your specialty, you...

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27 Jul How the Cost of Healthcare is Affecting Patients

Long-time readers know that we like to data-dive from time to time at speroMD.  We decided to share something with you from the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) website this week.  There’s an interesting slide show KFF posted recently summarizing polling results regarding the affordability of...

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13 Jul Possible CMS Billing Rules Overhaul

Multiple sources reported yesterday that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed overhauling Medicare billing standards that have been in place since the 90’s.  Anyone who is a physician, coder, works with coding staff, or is otherwise affected by, and versed in the...

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