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Finding Silver Linings During a Forced SLOW Down – Part 2

Yesterday we sent out a preliminary action item list to stay productive and feel as if you have some control during this forced SLOW down. Many of you have taken action already and for that I give you a virtual HIGH FIVE! Keep going! If you missed the previous post, you can find it here.…

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Finding Silver Linings During a Forced SLOW Down – Part 1

Over the past few weeks, we have all experienced drastic changes in our daily lives. With the COVID-19 pandemic still spreading, not enough tests to reveal real numbers of infected and exposed and social distancing and shelter in place orders still being ignored by some, you may say this is a dry run for the…

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COVID-19 Webinar Recap

On March 23rd, 2020, Cindy Pezza hosted an open forum webinar available to her PEP Members to discuss solutions and suggestions for the current situation we are facing as an industry. << You can view the PowerPoint Presentation here >> Are you interested in joining PEP to receive all the benefits? Learn more about this…

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COVID-19 Office Precautions & Suggestions

The following precautions and suggestions can be taken or modified to fit the needs of your practice, staff, and patients. As this pandemic causes constant societal and economic changes, please use your best judgment in re-adjusting your own plan as needed. Keep reminding your patients that you are available to treat in the office for…

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COVID-19: Informed Practices

Yesterday you received an important CMS update allowing podiatrists to provide Telehealth services to Medicare part B patients, using standard E/M coding with Place of Service 02. Today it was relayed that Medicare Advantage plans are now included in this ruling. Private carriers may adhere to the alternative Telehealth service and coding options or even…

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CMS Announcement 3/17/20 with BETTER Option for Non Face-to-Face Services

On March 17th, CMS announced a third option for providing remote services that is much better than the two options I sent to you earlier in the week. Those two options still exist and are unrelated to this new third option (for Medicare Part B Patients only). Keep reading…

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COVID-19 & Non Face-to-Face Services

In the midst of what has become the COVID-19 pandemic, I have been receiving lots of calls, texts and emails about practicing, coding and documenting for what was formerly referred to as “Telemedicine.” Luckily, I was able to connect with my long time friend and colleague Dr. Jeffrey Lehrman (who just so happens to be…

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Paying You is NOT a Priority

It is a proven fact that patients have priorities when it comes to paying their bills. Come on, you know you do it too. When I get a bill from my dentist, I’m not always in a rush to send payment (maybe he should park his shiny new Porsche behind the building). Priority order of…

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Controlling Receivables in Today’s Podiatric Practice

No matter how long you have been in practice, the trends and points discussed here will pertain to you. Please keep in mind that this article was not composed as a negative rant about the state of healthcare, but instead as a reminder that private practice growth and success is still possible in today‚Äôs changing…

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Practice BFF & Controlling Receivables

Your Biller / Your Practice BFF Your biller or Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) company should be trusted and valued in the same way as a BFF (Best Friend Forever) as RCM is the lifeblood of your practice. Here are some points to consider: If your biller or RCM company is not performing well or worse,…

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