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Medicare documentation guideline changes

On April 27, the AMA and HCFA, together with more than 275 representatives of specialty societies, unveiled some important proposed changes to the 1997 Medicare evaluation and documentation guidelines. While a major re-design of the coding system is under way, a number of changes under consideration are likely.

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Your first employment contract

The majority of residents in their first year of training will join an established private practice, work for an HMO or be employed by a health institution or system. Here’s how they can scrutinize the major provisions found in a typical contract.

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