Wall Street Journal – A Doctor’s Declaration of Independence

By Michelle Stahl, Owner, Physicians Billing Service.

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Excellent Wall Street Journal editorial entitled, ‘A Doctor’s Declaration of Independence’ written by an Orthopedic Surgeon, Daniel Craviotto, based in Santa Barbara, CA.

The article captures the angst of many Physicians and Medical Practices that our Medical Billing Company works with.  In this excellent editorial, Mr. Craviotto notes that “So when do we say damn the mandates and requirements from bureaucrats who are not in the healing profession? When do we stand up and say we are not going to take it any more?”.

Moreover he cites the under-reported costs of new regulations including EHR (Electronic Health Records) and actions by the CMS (Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services).  For example, he notes that he “personally spend(s) two hours a day dictating and documenting electronic health records just so I can be paid and not face a government audit”.

This well researched article cites a study by the RAND Corporation and also the decline in medicare and medicaid reimbursements.  In his case, this Orthopedic Surgeon reports a decline in reimbursement for knee replacements from 1992 – 2010 of 68%.

This article is worth reading, as perhaps the debate about how Physicians are reimbursed for Medical Billing and Medical Collections is about to change.

If you have questions about Outsourcing Medical Billing, call 703-978-0756 to speak to Michelle Stahl, Owner of Physicians Billing Service.  Proudly assisting Medical Practices in reducing medical billing costs by +15% from coast to coast including:  Peabody MAWilmington DEBoca Raton FL and Newark NJ.

To read the full article on the Wall Street Journal’s web site, click here.

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