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Practice Management

Physiatry Supervision of Ancillary Staff

A physiatrist asked me recently about the supervision of ancillary staff.  He was asked to start supervising ancillary staff as part of his job.  He asked me how much he should be paid additionally to do this.  He had a concern about the litiguous position it might put him.  I’m not familiar with this subject so I asked a Bruno Stillo, a colleague and owner of Physiatry Billing Specialists, and he also was not familiar with this circumstance.  A reference on this subject was found on the web,  It says that physician supervision is VERY profitable to [ . . . ]

Potential COVID-19 Hardship Exception Extended to 2021 MIPS

CMS is offering the option of obtaining a COVID Exception from reporting for MIPS for 2021, according to the following stated criteria from CMS:
Can I Apply for an Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Exception?
Yes. If you believe you have been affected by an extreme and uncontrollable circumstance (such as the public health emergency triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic), you can apply for this exception whether reporting traditional MIPS or the APM Performance Pathway (APP).
Extreme and uncontrollable circumstances are defined as rare events entirely outside of your control and the control of the facility in which [ . . . ]

6 out of 10 People Choose a Doctor Based on a Convenient Location

location buildingWhen a patient chooses a doctor or a hospital, the decision process is often driven, not by quality factors, but by simple geography. Check out these surprising and insightful numbers…

Three recent surveys seem to agree; “location” is a highly significant consideration. What’s more, according to Healthgrades data, “convenient location” is more than twice as important to consumers selecting a [ . . . ]

Business Consultants/Guide to Starting Your Own Medical Practice

8 Myths About Being a Self-Employed Physiatrist

Do you dream of being a self-employed physiatrist but feel like you don’t have the money, knowledge, or skills to get a practice going? Your concerns might be unfounded and grounded in some of the common myths about self-employment. Imagine being able to increase your income and have a more flexible schedule. These benefits are a real possibility when you are your own boss. So, let’s start exposing the eight myths for what they really are.

1. Self-employed [ . . . ]

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