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July 13, 2021
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Prepare for value-based sports medicine care

Orthopedic surgeons who specialize in sports medicine are aware of the increasing impact of consumerism and competition on their practices. Patients increasingly use online resources to initiate treatment and select health care providers. The initial focus is a correct diagnosis and a plan for return to preinjury activities. However, with greater availability of data, personal research often leads to questions about outcomes and treatment cost.

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June 18, 2021
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Docs recommend fixing peer-to-peer prior authorization reviews to rein in problem plaguing radiology

Physicians are recommending revising peer-to-peer reviews between healthcare providers and insurers to help ease prior authorization burdens plaguing radiologists and other members of the profession.

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July 13, 2021
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Why fee-for-service can have a place in a reimagined healthcare system, but not as the primary mode of payment

Fee-for-service has been coming under increasing scrutiny in recent years, but the healthcare industry shouldn’t dismiss it as a mode of payment altogether.

June 8, 2021
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Providing more low-value care does not improve physician ratings

Researchers found no association between low-value services and patients’ ratings of their health care experiences, an analysis of Medicare claims showed.

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May 10, 2021
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COVID-19 raises profile, utility of digital therapeutic approaches in OA

The COVID-19 pandemic forced the rheumatology community to adopt a number of telehealth and digital approaches in patient care, according to a speaker at the 2021 OARSI World Congress virtual meeting.

May 10, 2021
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Understanding the Benefits and Risks of Direct-to-Consumer Testing for Urgent Care

Urgent care centers equipped to draw blood and collect other specimens are well positioned to create new revenue streams related to the booming direct-to-consumer lab movement.

 

May 10, 2021
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Be Aware: Offering COVID-19 Vaccine May Garner More Appreciation Than It Will Revenue

There’s no doubt that the ability to offer patients immunization against a deadly virus would be a good thing for urgent care. Patients who have never visited your facility before may be encouraged to step inside for the first time, thereby getting a close-up view of how professional your team is and leaving with a peace of mind they may have been lacking for months.

April 12, 2021
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Better integration with primary care can help address the ongoing mental health and addiction crisis, report finds

Integrating primary care and behavioral healthcare can shore up the nation’s capacity to address the surging mental health crisis, according to a new report. Existing value-based payment structures can be deployed to promote the availability of high-quality behavioral healthcare.

March 18, 2021
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Ultrasound Virtual Workshop Series: Needle guided injections

Ultrasound Virtual Workshop Series: Needle guided injections

Our on-line training series will teach you how to use ultrasound for needle-guided injections, to boot patient outcomes in pain management.

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April 12, 2021
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How has reduced reimbursement for acromioplasty impacted your patients and practice?

Although reduced reimbursement for acromioplasty has negatively impacted me financially, it has not impacted my patients. I still use the patient’s clinical history, symptoms and surgical findings to perform acromioplasty when I consider it to be helpful based on evidence-based medicine, logic and my experience. In 2012, code 29826 was changed to an add-on code and was reduced from 9.16 relative value units (RVUs) to 3 RVUS. That reduction in reimbursement had a moderate negative financial impact on my practice for Medicare patients.

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