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  • Online referral programs expand specialties, locations

    Following the rollout of a successful online consult program for primary care physicians and specialists in Los Angeles County, the organization that headed the initiative has launched another online consult program designed to help patients with behavioral health issues.

  • Practices may miss opportunities with direct messaging technology

    Direct messaging between physicians and patients has become more common in the past few years, thanks in large part to electronic health record (EHR) meaningful use requirements that have mandated exchanges between patients and physicians. But despite plenty of hype about its potential to improve communications between physicians and patients, direct messaging is being used primarily for rudimentary purposes. 

  • Small practices benefit under proposed QPP rule

    More small practices can quality for exclusions from the Quality Payment Program (QPP), claim hardship exceptions from electronic health record (EHR) requirements or earn automatic bonus points if the proposed QPP rule released June 20 is finalized.

  • Use technology when patient has delay in scheduling specialist appointment

    Referring patients to specialists is fairly routine for most primary care practices, but it can be a challenge when patients are enrolled in Medicaid or live in rural areas where specialists are in short supply.

  • Q&A: You've got questions! We've got answers!

    Q. Our human resources department does not accept certificates of work absences without diagnoses. If the certificate does not have the diagnosis, they do not accept it and deduct the period of absence from accumulated vacation or paid time, rather than days sick.

    Many doctors do not want to write the diagnosis because of HIPAA, and to maintain confidentiality, employees often do not want to report their diagnosis or medical reason for absence to their employers.

    How does HIPAA apply in this situation? In what section of HIPAA can I find if the employee is covered by HIPAA?

  • Final ICD-10-CM contains dozens of new, deleted codes not previewed in proposed set

    Starting Oct. 1, you’ll be able to select a specific ICD-10-CM code when a patient is in remission from abuse of each of a variety of substances, including alcohol, opioids, cannabis and nicotine.

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