Practice Management: Navigating Employment Agreements

April 16, 2021 | By Jesse Overbay, JD No matter who you are (auditor, physician-owner, or practice administrator), independent contractor agreements and employment agreements can be a major thorn in the side for you and your organization. Many contractual agreements are simply set aside after finally being signed and are not thought about again until…

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Clear At Last? AMA Releases Clarifications to 2021 E/M Guidelines

  March 26, 2021 | By Grant Huang, CPC, CPMA If you thought some of the language in the 2021 E/M guidelines was confusing, you’re not the only one: The AMA has gotten enough questions about its new guidelines to issue a six-page document packed with clarifications and corrections. The document also includes an additional three pages…

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Risk Adjustment Opportunities in the World of Simplified Documentation

March 6, 2020 | By Paul Spencer, CPC, COC     Something of a preemptive celebration is currently going on in the world of physician documentation. As we know, beginning in January 2021, CMS will modify documentation guidelines for evaluation & management services to put more of an emphasis on medical decision making, rather than…

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Auditing & the Attorney Client Privilege: Need for audits and incentives to comply/disclose to government

  March 13, 2020 | By Jesse Overbay, JD Readers of this newsletter and followers of the incredibly talented individuals on the NAMAS team know that conducting internal monitoring and auditing remains one of the seven fundamental elements of an effective compliance plan.[1] Monitoring and auditing within a medical practice or hospital system encompasses many…

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