THE QUESTION: I HAVE A PATIENT IN NEED OF SURGERY WITH WORKMAN’S COMP COVERAGE (WC). WILL I GET COMPENSATED FOR THIS? SHOULD I CONTINUE TO TAKE WC? THE ANSWER Will you be compensated? The short answer is yes. WC is not a network-based coverage plan. So long as they has a claim number from her […]
So you’re a plastic surgeon or dermatologist, and you’re ready to take the next big step in your career. You’ve got some experience under your belt and you’re pretty good at what you do, so the next logical step is starting your own practice. (I mean, who doesn’t want to be their own boss?) You’ve […]
Our very own @KarenCorso wrote up a nice little cheat sheet we wanted to share. Here’s the long and the short of it…you can make some money without changing your clinical workflow if you do this the right way! The top 10 Tips/Requirements for billing without an MD present… PREAMBLE: Sure, you can monetize your […]
THE ANSWER: How many patients who come to you for a “septoplasty” have zero desire for a positive aesthetic outcome? Like they care 0% about how they look after surgery and are seeing you solely because their deviated septum has robbed them of their ability to breathe? None. They might say they don’t care, but […]
Rumored to be in existence, thought not to be…rare as the Tasmanian Tiger…the mythical Medicare Authorization does indeed exist. Worse yet, you need to know how to handle it, even though it technically is not a requirement for professional service providers (AKA Docs). So…what are we talking about here? As of 2020 Medicare started requiring […]
Search engines handle approximately 2.45 million searches for health-related topics, and over 100,000 searches for “plastic surgery” every month. Just think about what the right search engine optimization (SEO) strategy can do for your plastic surgery practice. SEO is using a set of practices to improve the positioning and appearance of your web pages. It […]
THE QUESTION: I’M THINKING ABOUT HIRING A NURSE PRACTITIONER OR PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT…HOW DOES THE BILLING WORK? THE ANSWER: Great question! Long answer…I’m going to make more questions than I answer here I think… Can the midlevel bill under the MD? In short, yes…but you have to be careful and adhere to the regulatory guidelines. This […]
Medical billing and coding are essential to running a practice. These systems impact patient safety and accounts receivable, as well as operations and efficiency. If not optimized, coding can directly affect your bottom line.
This blog explores common medical billing and coding challenges and provides suggestions for improvement.
You worked through years of medical school and residency. After months of studying and stress, you’re a state-licensed, board-certified dermatologist…maybe you’ve got a bit of debt to deal with…now what? ?♂️ You could look for a position in an existing medical group or practice, because hey that’s got to be simpler/easier right? After a bit […]
I can promise you a few things with ? confidence… Someone is going to be unhappy. You won’t think it’s perfect. It’s still pretty great. Time is ? folks and efficiency saves ⏱️. So repeat after me: Less clicks, more better. There are dozens of options when it comes to electronic medical records […]