Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Practice management issues? Group discusses solutions
A new AMA LinkedIn group offers a forum in which physicians and others can discuss the latest practice management issues and share advice for tackling them.
Group members can pose questions, comment on discussions and learn from the experiences of their peers around the country. Topics run the gamut of practice management, from billing and payment processes to data security issues. Recent discussions include contracting with health insurers, patient service models and referral management.
The group, which launched last month, is open to physicians, practice staff, consultants and other health care partners. If you're not one of the 200 million people already on LinkedIn, you can create a free account to get started.
How to navigate audits by Medicare and Medicaid
An AMA webinar archived for on-demand viewing explains what every physician needs to know about the growing number of physician audits conducted under the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
Hosted by a physician advocate and legislative attorney, this hourlong webinar covers the different types of auditors employed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and describes best practices for physicians who have received a request from one of them. The webinar also includes a forecast of emerging physician audit issues.
Learn more about the AMA's work to reduce the physician burden of federal audits by reading a white paper the AMA recently submitted to Congress.