Administrative Support

Managing a medical practice today comes with multiple pressures, including cost reduction, increased compliance, and health information technology implementation. Find the latest information on essential practice management resources to assist rheumatology practices with patient documentation, audits, coding, Medicare, HIPAA, legal and compliance tools and forms. Choose an area below to access an array of information designed to help strengthen your rheumatology practice and improve practice efficiency.

MACRA

The recently passed Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) will significantly change reimbursement for rheumatologists and their practices. Learn about this important issue and stay up to date with our MACRAlerts.

Position Statements

The ACR position statements are official positions of the ACR that are based on clinical guidance on topics related to the management of rheumatic and musculoskeletal conditions. These papers serve as a trusted and valuable resource for the medical health care industry.

Insurance Advocacy

Keep abreast of key insurance resources geared towards improving the practice environment of rheumatology as it is affected by health insurers.

Practice Resources

Keep up to date with practical solutions for managing your practice and resources on current issues affecting your bottom line.

Coding

Find vital information on coding and documentation guidelines to keep your practice compliant.

Encounter Forms

Download new and established patient encounter forms for patient visits.

Medicare

Gain insight on the changing landscape of Medicare regulations and updates on key areas for your practice, including the physician fee schedule, HIPAA guidelines, opting in and out of Medicare as well as payment models.

Legal and Regulatory Compliance

Physician practices are faced with multiple compliance programs associated with clinical care, practice operations, and regulatory privacy rules. It is important to understand the standards as set forth by CMS and the Office of Inspector General as it relates to legal and regulatory compliance requirements.