• 2020 Medicare Fee Schedule: Top Five Things for Physicians to Know

    The 2020 Medicare physician fee schedule promises to lighten the administrative load for physicians in 2021 with news about changes in coding for outpatient evaluation and management (E/M) services. CMS estimates that under their proposal, rheumatologists would see on average a 15% payment increase, beginning in 2021. The proposed coding changes recognize the value of […]

  • APMs & Refining Your Practice

    Excerpt from The Rheumatologist, April 2019 Karen Ferguson, practice administrator for Arthritis Northwest, Spokane, Wash., offered lessons from her experience in helping refine a seven-rheumatologist, 60-employee practice’s habits of documentation, patient communication and handling referrals. The idea has been to link rheumatologists, primary care physicians and patients throughout the care process, putting the foundation to succeed under […]