Medicine & Business

Diagnosis coding update 2006

Realizing that diagnosis coding translates into the financial success or failure of a medical practice, we must continually strive to assign accurate codes to services and procedures that we perform. Many new codes were added, some codes were deleted, and many codes were revised.

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Electronic health record license agreements

The license agreement is the backbone of the relationship between the practice and the vendor. As with any other contract, some terms will be negotiable and some terms are non-negotiable. It is therefore essential to understand the impact of the license’s language on this relationship.

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Joint ventures with tax-exempt hospitals

The IRS position regarding the tax implications to tax-exempt hospitals created uncertainty and slowed the number of joint ventures with physician groups. That is, until a recent IRS ruling which is widely viewed as providing more flexibility in structuring joint venture arrangements of this type.

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