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08/03/2020
When setting up employment or partnership terms for providers, practices usually make some provision for medical board actions that would render the provider’s presence unsustainable. Experts say practices should pay attention to details that sometimes get missed — such as how to deal with sanctions that “encumber” providers without suspending their licenses, or what to do when a provider’s incapacity is related to a disability.
08/03/2020
As employers continue to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has released new guidance that attempts to answer questions related to employee pay and leave time.
08/03/2020
Make sure your practice is prepared to treat patients who are deaf or hard of hearing. The government is ramping up its scrutiny of providers who fail to make the appropriate accommodations.
08/03/2020
Effective communication provides an equal opportunity to participate in, and enjoy the benefits of, a service, program or activity.
08/03/2020
Question: Like many practices, we’re doing a lot of telehealth during the public health emergency (PHE). Does this relieve or reduce our providers’ signature requirements for our Medicare claims?
08/03/2020
You can continue to perform telehealth services under loosened restrictions, get paid at the E/M office visit rate for audio-only services and take advantage of other waivers and allowances under the ongoing COVID-19 PHE.
08/03/2020
Telehealth has emerged as a big part of American health care in the COVID-19 era, and in its early days some practices reported most of their visits being done by videoconference or phone. But a recent study from The Commonwealth Fund suggests that telehealth use may be trending down as practices reopen.

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