If you are involved in the healthcare industry, you are well aware of the prevalence of scope of practice laws, or SOPs. These laws define and specify the tasks (including procedures, actions, and processes) that healthcare providers at different levels can perform. These laws also govern the level of oversight required for specific tasks, and they vary by both state and occupation. Recently, physician assistants (PAs) have begun approaching state lawmakers and governors to seek an expanded scope of practice that would loosen supervisory and regulatory restrictions in terms of the tasks they can perform and the physician oversight needed. This has led to the consideration of New York, North Dakota, and South Carolina to expand their scope of practice laws. Below, we detail the reasons why an expansion of these laws for PAs would be beneficial to the greater medical community and its patient base.Read More
There are many orthopedic coding that will come with the switch from ICD-9 to ICD-10.This free guide will help you understand ICD-10, prepare for it, and give you the resources to guide your transition.
As an orthopedic practice, your focus should be on your patients. Unfortunately, running a medical practice means juggling a million responsibilities, taking away precious time and energy away from tending to your patients. Hiring a practice management consultant can solve many of the difficulties you may be handling. A practice management consultant has the business acumen and technical prowess to do operational assessments for you, leaving you with room to plan for the future. Here are three reasons why orthopedic practice management inspires growth.Read More