AMA Wire

Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012

Practice News

eBilling for workers' comp claims saves time, hassles

A toolkit from the AMA guides physicians through the process of electronically billing medical claims for workers' compensation, a change that can save thousands of dollars each year.

A variety of resources help physicians evaluate their current practice workflows, start conversations with clearinghouses and billing services, and identify questions to ask payers before making the transition. Archived webinars presented by workers' compensation eBilling experts walk physicians through each step of the process.

The toolkit also features a basic listing of some of the many vendors that offer workers' compensation eBilling solutions and state-specific information about medical reporting, billing and other requirements.

Among other benefits, eBilling for workers' compensation claims can decrease administrative costs, enable timely updates on the status of claims and speed up payments.

New online CME activity features prescribing for ED

National prescribing information for treating erectile dysfunction (ED) and evidence-based treatment guidelines are discussed in the latest AMA Therapeutic Insights—a free online newsletter featuring a different disease in each issue.

Aimed at enhancing physician knowledge and practice—and ultimately, improving the quality of patient care—AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ is offered for each newsletter. Previous issues feature chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), tobacco dependence, hypertension, migraine and more.

The AMA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.