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Experts Offer Tips for Provider Appeal of Denied Medical Claims

August 20, 2018. 7:00 PM CDT. Recommendations include asking for exceptions to payer policies and citing regulatory information Read article

OTHER JOURNAL ARTICLES

Practice Names, Logos Should Be Carefully Designed

August 16, 2018 The logo should be simple and easy to identify, should send a message about the medical practice

ACA Coverage Gains Include Workers Without Insurance

August 16, 2018 Reduction in uninsurance rate among this group larger than that of not-employed adults

Opioid Dependence More Common Before Spine Surgery

August 16, 2018 Findings based on large study of patients having surgery for degenerative spondylolisthesis

Patient Portals Don’t Appear to Have Much Traction

August 16, 2018 Patients not accessing them, physicians not using full range of features

Steps Provided for Discharging Patient From Practice

August 16, 2018 Letter should be sent informing patient of their discharge, providing at least 30 days' notice

6 Factors Related to Inclusion in Health Care Workplace ID’d

August 14, 2018 Presence of discrimination, the silent witness, effectiveness of leadership can help assess inclusion

Four Pros to Integrating EHR, Practice Management Software

August 13, 2018 Consolidating software allows practices to save time and money, make fewer mistakes, protect privacy

Sedation Level Doesn’t Impact Delirium Risk After Hip Fx Repair

August 13, 2018 In subgroup analysis, heavier versus lighter sedation doubled risk of delirium in low comorbid states

Childbearing Surgical Residents Often Feel Career Dissatisfaction

August 10, 2018 Perceived pregnancy stigma, no formal maternity leave, altered training tied to dissatisfaction

Revision Rates for Arthritis-Related Hip Replacement Down

August 09, 2018 Use of cross-linked polyethylene bearing surface led to the reduction

Cyber Insurance Recommended for All Physician Practices

August 08, 2018 Patient data hacking is a risk even for small practices

One-Third of Canadian Patients Get Hip Fx Repair Within 24 Hours

August 08, 2018 Hospital factors have a larger impact on delays than physician factors

Fewer Cervical Spine Injuries Seen With Motorcycle Helmet Use

August 06, 2018 Findings based on analysis of motorcycle accident victims by helmet use

Some Bacteria Now More Tolerant of Alcohol-Based Sanitizers

August 03, 2018 Enterococci bacteria surviving exposure for longer periods of time

Variation in Specialty Drug Coverage Across Health Plans

August 03, 2018 Plans restrict coverage of drugs indicated for cancer less often than drugs indicated for other diseases