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Tuesday Mar 31, 2020

Three federal telehealth rules that no longer apply during the COVID-19 pandemic

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is waiving a number of telehealth rules during the COVID-19 public health emergency to encourage physicians to evaluate and treat patients remotely, when possible.


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Posted at 08:00AM Mar 31, 2020 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Tuesday Mar 24, 2020

When can recovering COVID-19 patients leave isolation, and do they need return-to-work letters? What to tell patients

As the COVID-19 outbreaks continues, more physicians may be fielding calls from recovering patients who want to know when they can return to daily activities, including work.


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Posted at 07:30PM Mar 24, 2020 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Monday Mar 23, 2020

A virtual visit algorithm: how to differentiate and code telehealth visits, e-visits, and virtual check-ins

There are three options for providing virtual visits: telehealth visits, e-visits, and virtual check-ins. Here's how to tell them apart, and how to code for them.


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Posted at 08:00AM Mar 23, 2020 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Friday Mar 20, 2020

Patient triage, scheduling, and rooming: three ways to adapt your workflows for COVID-19

As increasing numbers of patients contact physicians’ offices to report symptoms of COVID-19 or other respiratory infection, practices need to adapt their workflows to minimize exposure. Here are three recommended changes.


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Posted at 08:00AM Mar 20, 2020 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Thursday Feb 27, 2020

Coronavirus: six ways to prepare your practice now

After months of successful containment, officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said they expect to see widespread transmission of the illness known as COVID-19 in the United States soon.


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Posted at 08:00PM Feb 27, 2020 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Thursday Feb 27, 2020

A checklist for starting virtual visits

The ability to see patients virtually can be useful, especially during outbreaks of infectious disease. Here’s how to get started.


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Posted at 08:00AM Feb 27, 2020 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Saturday Feb 08, 2020

A three-step guide to coding for multiple skin procedures in a single visit

Follow these three steps to bill correctly, avoid denials, and make sure you’re not leaving revenue on the table when you perform skin biopsies and lesion removals.


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Posted at 08:00PM Feb 08, 2020 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Friday Feb 07, 2020

What a waiting room liaison can do for your office

An existing staff member might be able to take on these duties to keep your waiting room clean and running smoothly.


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Posted at 08:00PM Feb 07, 2020 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Thursday Jan 30, 2020

Team documentation: who does what during the visit?

Team documentation can boost physician efficiency, but which tasks should you delegate and which tasks should you keep?


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Posted at 11:30AM Jan 30, 2020 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Saturday Jan 25, 2020

Six ways to make your practice more efficient and your patients more satisfied

Tips for making sure patient phone calls are returned, appointment scheduling is user-friendly, insurance changes have been logged, and more.


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Posted at 08:00PM Jan 25, 2020 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

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