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Monthly Archives: March 2014

March Madness / October Chaos

Posted in ICD-10

Many of us are currently experiencing March Madness – NCAA tournament, brackets, Cinderellas, etc.  Many in healthcare unfortunately may experience “October Chaos,” as the compliance deadline for the nationwide conversion to the ICD-10 family of diagnostic and procedural codes is set for October 1, 2014.  Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid… Continue Reading

Physician Contracting 101: Physician Duties and Responsibilities

Posted in Hospital/Physician Relationships

Much of my practice focuses on physicians’ and physician groups’ business and contracting needs, including employment contracts specifying physician duties and responsibilities. We are going to look at some key provisions within your employment contract, specifically those on physician duties and responsibilities. Physician duties and responsibilities are identified within your employment contract in provisions that… Continue Reading