Orthopedic clinics have to keep track of many different rules and regulations. One such rule is the Global Period for post-op treatments. Global Period visits represent pure costs for orthopedic physicians since there is no revenue to be gained. It’s free care for the patient.
Leaders in both the healthcare industry and the government have endorsed the use of telehealth technology as a crucial tool for combating the spread of infectious diseases like the coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Phoenix Ortho team is proud to announce that we’ve launched a new telemedicine solution called Phoenix InTeleMed. It is now available for free to all current Phoenix Ortho customers.
Dealing with Workers’ Compensation (WC) cases as an orthopedist can be a major challenge. Because orthopedists are considered specialists, most Workers’ Compensation cases don’t come straight to you—first, the injured worker has to go to their primary care physician or another treating doctor who then refers the worker to you.
EHR implementation is fairly important for orthopaedic practices throughout the country. Without a successful EHR implementation project plan, orthopaedic clinics may find that their EHR software goes underutilized, wasting both the money spent on EHR adoption and the potential return on investment (ROI) that the software can generate when used appropriately.
For most clinics, payment collection is a critical issue. If the payment collection process takes too long or is too complex, it can easily result in missed payments—reducing the clinic’s income. Even if all other aspects of your orthopaedic practice are operating flawlessly, if your payment collection slips, then the practice as a whole may suffer.
Here’s an all-too-common scenario for doctors in an orthopaedic practice: It’s 8:00 pm on Friday night, and you’re stuck in your home office filling out paperwork. As a matter of fact, you’ve just had to cancel dinner plans with the spouse for the fifth time in the last two months because if you don’t get this paperwork done, your clinic won’t be able to get paid for the services you’ve rendered—and payday is coming up next week for your staff.