Best Practices

Biosimilar Drugs Are Cheaper Than Biologics. Are They Similar Enough to Switch?

It took years for Elle Moxley to get a diagnosis that explained her crippling gastrointestinal pain, digestion problems, fatigue, and hot, red rashes. And after learning in 2016 that she had Crohn’s disease, a chronic inflammation of the digestive tract, she spent more than four years trying medications before getting her disease under control with a biologic drug called Remicade. So Moxley, 33,...

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Billing No-Nos: Selective Billing Activities

Much in the same way no one instrument is the most important in an orchestral piece, so no one aspect of the billing process is the most important. The stops along the billing route all contribute to the steady flow of revenue into the practice. Consider the standard billing process, which includes: timely locking of the visit note, which contains documentation to support all the services...

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Vaccines could affect how the coronavirus evolves – but that’s no reason to skip your shot

Vaccines against COVID-19 are the safest – and fastest – way to prevent the spread of variants. Luis Alvarez/ DigitalVision via Getty Images   Takeaways A 2015 paper on a chicken virus showed vaccines could enable more deadly variants to spread – in chickens. But that outcome is rare. Only a minority of human and animal vaccines have affected the evolution of a virus. In most of those...

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Billing No-Nos: Ignoring Your A/R – Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of Billing No-Nos: Ignoring Your A/R. In Part 1, we discussed the need for every practice owner and manager to know their accounts receivable, and we hope you’ve taken steps to review those reports. The next most logical question is, “Now that I know, what do I do about the issues?” That’s what we’re going to discuss today. In addition to your fee schedule, which impacts your...

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Billing No-Nos: Ignoring Your A/R – Part 1

Quick… off the top of your head, what’s the approximate dollar value of your practice’s accounts receivable (A/R)? Many providers (and administrators!) will say they don’t know. Our question to you is: why not? In Part 1 of this two-part series on your A/R, let’s look at some common reasons the A/R is often ignored. You don’t receive reports. Some providers – whether their billing is in-house or...

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What is a breakthrough infection? 6 questions answered about catching COVID-19 after vaccination

Vaccines don’t ward off every single infection but they do massively lower the risk. Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images If you’ve been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, maybe you figured you no longer need to worry about contracting the coronavirus. But along with the rising number of new COVID-19 cases globally and growing concern about highly transmissible strains like...

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