6 Tips for Young Docs Reviewing a Job Offer Contract | Physicians Practice

Young doctors are eager to start their career. However, don’t just sign your offer contract without taking these pieces of advice into account.

Frustration Prevails with ICD-10, Meaningful Use in 2015 | Physicians Practice

In a two-part series, Physicians Practice looks back at the top health IT issues of the year. Part one focuses on meaningful use and ICD-10.

Risks of Being Acquired by Non-Hospital Entities | Physicians Practice

Looking to get those administrative burdens off your plate? Before you sell to a non-hospital entity be leery of these compliance risks.

Lessons from 2015’s Top Health Data Breaches

The year 2015 will be remembered for the surge in massive hacker attacks in healthcare. But what lessons can healthcare organizations and their business associates

Diabetes treatment innovation raises questions of reimbursement

One of the nation’s leading endocrinologists warns that a so-called

CMS finalizes prior authorization rule for #DME

In a move meant to prevent fraud while protecting access to medically necessary supplies, the CMS on Tuesday issued a final rule that mandates prior authorization for some durable medical equipment prosthetics, orthotics and supplies.

How to survive in independent practice | Medical Economics

Despite a healthcare environment that’s pushing physicians toward employment, many doctors still value their autonomy, and are exploring strategies to preserve their independence in the face of increasing burdens and financial difficulty.

Medicaid #ICD10 workarounds in California, three other states worry providers

On Oct. 1, Medicaid programs in California and three other states will not fully convert from the ICD-9 to the ICD-10 coding system. Instead, they have received CMS approval to convert claims coded in the ICD-10 system into ICD-9 codes, and use the older system to calculate payments to providers.

For-profit hospitals making more money, with a stable forecast

As hospitals around the country continue to consolidate and streamline operations, a leaner healthcare industry is also becoming more profitable. Moody’s Investors Service Monday said there’s a stable outlook for the U.S. for-profit hospital sector.