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Good help is hard to find — especially in health care. Part B News recently talked to experts about how to get ahead of the non-clinical health care workers shortage. Here’s more advice from a few of them.

On the heels of two similar settlements, a Baltimore health system has settled a case for $122,928 in which it was accused of getting the doctors whose practice it had acquired to bill established patients as if they were new, inflating their charges.

Some practices that frequently report E/M services with modifer 25 (Significant, separately identifiable E/M service) are on track to face a dramatic pay reduction.
While a handful of specialists saw pay increases of 7% or more, compensation stayed fairly flat overall, according to American Medical Group Association consultants.
Consider adding a scribe to your staff. Increased productivity and revenue are two benefits of employing scribes that Maxine Lewis outlines in the handout for her June 15 webinar on how to add scribes to the practice.

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