Interim Final Rule for Surprise BillingNSCHBC member Amanda Waesch walks readers through the newly issued interim final rule which safeguard patients against unforeseen medical bills arising from out-of-network care as part of the implementation of the new bipartisan No Surprises Act. Waesch also details what this rule means for patients, providers, specific health plans, and the rule’s requirements related to surprise billing.
Leadership in Healthcare: Identifying leaders within your staff and fostering growthIn this NSCHBC original article, our expert thought leaders discuss the current state of healthcare leadership, and how practice management can hire potential leaders and train staff to foster their growth as an investment into their healthcare business.
OIG Advisory Opinion on Spinal ImplantsIn this latest Doctors Management update, Sean Weiss discusses the new Advisory Opinion on spinal implants provided by OIG, or the Office of Inspector General. Here, Sean details the proposal where spinal implant manufacturers would offer a reduced price to hospitals under specific conditions, and if the proposal constitutes grounds for the imposition of sanctions.
It’s time to add NPPs to your Practice: How to make them cost effective and profitable – Part 1Adding Non-Physician Providers (NPP’s) such as nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) can substantially increase a primary care, specialty and/or surgical practice’s profitability and access by improving patient care and providing additional availability for appointments and practice hours in order to reduce fixed costs per provider and increase profitability for the physician owner.
HHS/OIG Exclusion List ViolationsIn the latest Compliance Guy blog post, Sean Weiss discusses the OIG exclusion list, or the Inspector General's List of individuals and entities excluded from participation in Medicare, Medicaid, and all other Federal health care programs, and how healthcare organizations are responsible for verifying their potential employees’ ability to hold employment and vetting any vendors.
Bill of Health: Take charge of patient-friendly debt collection
In his latest article for CMA Today, Mark Harris interviews NSCHBC president David J. Zetter for his thoughts on how medical practices should update their approach to both financially motivated patient interactions and billing in order to avoid or reduce the need to pursue out-of-pocket charges for services already rendered.