How the “Flat-Rate” Medicare Proposal will level off physician income! (Proposed Fee Schedule 2019)
14
November

How the “Flat-Rate” Medicare Proposal will level off physician income! (Proposed Fee Schedule 2019)

By Paul Henry / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Hello, this is Dr. Lakowsky with Reimbursement Rx again, and I just want to go over a question we received, lots of questions recently about this new Medicare proposal to level off levels of service and pay doctors one rate. As we mentioned, that it wasn’t really good for physicians and we’ve been asked why. […]


Negotiating Physician Employment Contracts with Baseball & Horses
13
November

Negotiating Physician Employment Contracts with Baseball & Horses

By Paul Henry / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

So speaking about contracts, let’s talk about employment contracts for physicians. What should you do? Again, the unique thing is that nothing can happen unless you do something. You always have to keep it in mind. This is a very unique industry. If you are signing up to be a doctor for a certain organization, […]


The “Flat-Fee” Medicare Payment Proposal: Terrible for Physicians! (Proposed Fee Schedule for 2019)

By Paul Henry / in , , , , , , , , , /

The new Medicare proposal to pay physicians a ‘flat rate’ for all levels of services is absolutely the worst proposition ever made by Medicare in the last few years! And the reason for that is well, number one, you’re going to lose income. Number two, according to what they’re saying is that you’ll have to […]


Doing The Best For Our Patients – Why Physicians Need To Understand The Financial Aspect Of Medicine

By Paul Henry / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Almost everyone went to medical school because they wanted to help people, to heal people, to make a difference. Nobody ever said, “Well, hey, let me learn all about insurance company contracts and how Medicare or Medicaid will pay us or not pay us, and let me learn all the intricacies about the business development […]


From Medical School To Private Practice – What I Learned About Physicians, Medicine, & Business
21
September

From Medical School To Private Practice – What I Learned About Physicians, Medicine, & Business

By Paul Henry / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Why would a doctor spend so much time doing non-doctor things? Hello, I am Alexander Lakowsky, a board-certified, Internal Medicine physician in private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area and I am also the founder of Reimbursement Rx. By now you’ve seen a lot of videos that I put out, a lot of posts […]


From Medical School To Private Practice – What I Learned About Physicians, Medicine, & Business

By Paul Henry / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Why would a doctor spend so much time doing non-doctor things? Hello, I am Alexander Lakowsky, a board-certified, Internal Medicine physician in private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area and I am also the founder of Reimbursement Rx. By now you’ve seen a lot of videos that I put out, a lot of posts […]


What Medical Groups Don’t Tell You About RVUs – (RVU Physician Compensation)
11
September

What Medical Groups Don’t Tell You About RVUs – (RVU Physician Compensation)

By Paul Henry / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

I want you to work for me and I want you to run laps around this hotel and I want you to do the same thing and we’re going to have insurance pay for it, okay. For each lap, insurance will pay $10. Now, I’m your employer so I’m going to tell you, “Listen, it’s […]


What is PQRS or Physician Quality Reporting System?
31
August

What is PQRS or Physician Quality Reporting System?

By Paul Henry / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Q: I will be working with PQRS soon and I am not sure I understand what it is. Can you give me some insight? A: You bet I can. Again, this is really actually very fascinating, and if you deal with Medicare patients very pertinent to what you’re doing, because like HCC, what you code […]