New performance standards for MD billing

Significant differences exist in the billing performance of physician group practices. Some practices are struggling to maintain a basic level of billing effectiveness while others have made significant improvements in their billing operations--improvements evident in rock bottom accounts receivable, a higher collection ratio and decreased billing errors.

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Health care business method patents

Patents covering business methods and models may in the end be the most valuable corporate asset. What many health care and medical providers are now learning is that this powerful piece of intellectual property protection is available to them as well.

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Structuring physician-chiropractor relationships

By working together, physicians can add valuable expertise to their practices, share their administrative burdens and limit the necessity of outside patient referrals, lowering their costs and expanding their revenue. Like most new endeavors, however, the decision of whether and how MDs, DOs and DCs should enter into multidisciplinary practices is ripe with legal aspects that must be carefully considered.

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