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Running your practice like a business is critical for future success.  In a time when reimbursement is being cut, audits are on the rise, and health care reform is taking its toll, you must make the business of practice management a priority. 

Disclaimer: OPSC does not assume responsibility for the content of other websites and a listing here does not indicate endorsement by OPSC unless otherwise noted.


 

Resources

 

Osteopathic GuidelinesNational Provider Identifier (NPI)
Health News
Billing & CodingClinical Tools and ResourcesVaccines
Legal/Insurance Services
Financial Services
Office Support Services
Health LawCalifornia Legislation/RegulationsFederal Legislation/Regulations


Osteopathic Guidelines
This information provided by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).


National Provider Identifier (NPI)
The Administrative Simplification provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) mandated the adoption of standard unique identifiers for health care providers and health plans. The purpose of these provisions is to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the electronic transmission of health information. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has developed the National Plan and Provider Enumeration System (NPPES) to assign these unique identifiers.

To manage or apply for an NPI, please visit the NPPES site.

You can also search the NPI Registry using one of the links below:

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 Health News

California Healthline
www.californiahealthline.org
An electronic news briefing on California and national health policy and industry news courtesy the California Healthcare Foundation.
CBS HealthWatch
CBS.HealthWatch.com
Produced by MedScape, CBS HealthWatch combines news and information with health tools and customizable online communities.
CNNwww.cnn.com/HEALTH/
Extensive and up-to-the minute health-related news, as well as articles focused on ethics and parenting; and links to sites including Mayo Clinic Health Oasis and WebMD.com.
iHealthBeatwww.ihealthbeat.org
An electronic news briefing on technology in health care courtesy of the California Healthcare Foundation.

Billing & Coding

ICD-9-CM
www.cdc.gov
Current addenda, conversion table, and guidelines.
ICD-10Email Updates | Provider Resources
Implementation of ICD-10 will not begin until after October 1, 2015.  The stay up-to-date on ICD-10, please use the links provided to sign up for email updates and obtain provider information.
Medicare Learning Network2010 Evaluation and Management Services Guide (PDF)
Assistance with evaluation and management services. The Guide includes medical record documentation, evaluation and management billing and coding considerations, and the 1995 & 1997 versions of the Guide.
Electronic Health RecordsEHR page
Overview of EHR and recommended resources.
The Revenue Cycle ProcessRevenue Cycle page
Overview and recommendations concerning your practice's revenue cycle process.


Clinical Tools and References
Aetna InteliHealth
www.intelihealth.com/home
Consumer-friendly health information
Healthy Progresswww.prescribeexercise.com
Healthy Progress (now PrescribeExercise.com) is a free website that helps health care professionals prescribe exercise. Members have access to a large library of exercises and programs that can be printed or emailed for their patients.
HighWire Presswww.highwire.stanford.edu
Stanford University medical and scientific publications available for online access.
Johns Hopkins POC-IT Guides
POC-IT Guides
Clinical decision resource apps available for purchase individually or in packages.
Medline Plus
Drug Information | Medical Publications
A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine, this site contains drug, supplements, and herbal information, as well as more than 23 million citations for biomedical literature.
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of AmericaPhRMA site
PhRMA principles and guidelines


Vaccines
Atlantic Health Partners
[OPSC Preferred Partner]

www.atlantichealthpartners.com
Supports all practices that administer vaccines.
GlaxoSmithKlein - Fluarix www.GSKvaccinesdirect.com
Allows customers to order the influenza vaccine Fluarix online.
Merckwww.MerckVaccines.com
An online resource for Merck vaccines and the diseases they help prevent.
ZOSTAVAX® Vaccinewww.zostavax.com
ZOSTAVAX® is is a vaccine that is used for adults 60 years of age or older to prevent shingles (zoster).

Legal/Insurance Services
Cooperative of American Physicians
www.capphysicians.com
A California-based, doctor-owned and governed medical malpractice insurance organization.
The Doctors Company
 www.thedoctors.com
The nation's largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurer.
The MGIS Companies
www.mgis.com
Providing insurance solutions for physicians and physician groups for over 40 years.
NORCAL Mutual Insurance Company
[OPSC Preferred Partner]
www.norcalmutual.com
Highest quality medical liability insurance products and services at the lowest responsible cost.
NWF Advisory Services, Inc.
[OPSC Preferred Partner]

www.nwfadvisory.com
Individual disability and business overhead insurance.


Financial Services
I.C. Systems
[OPSC Preferred Partner]

www.icsystem.com
Effective and ethical solutions for collecting debts and improving cash flow.
Affinipay Medical Merchant Accounts
[OPSC Preferred Partner]

www.affinipay.com/opsc/
Credit and debit card processing.
Patelco Credit Union
[OPSC Preferred Partner]

www.patelco.org
One of the largest, most successful credit unions in the United States, with full range of financial products and services.
Office Support Services
American Security Rx
[OPSC Preferred Partner]

www.americansecurityrx.com
State approved printer
Hertz Rental Cars
[OPSC Preferred Partner]

www.hertz.com
KI
[OPSC Preferred Partner]

www.ki.com
Innovative office furniture and movable wall system solutions for healthcare.  Design services are available as well.
Health Law
FindLaw (Health Care)
healthcare.findlaw.com
A collection of policy and regulatory materials related to health care, arranged by subject.


California Legislation/Regulations
Bill Search & Information  (Legislation)
www.leginfo.ca.gov/bilinfo.html
The full text of bills, resolutions, and constitutional amendments, and their status, history, votes, analyses, and veto message are available.
California Code of Regulations (CCR)ccr.oal.ca.gov
Rules adopted by the states regulatory agencies to implement, interpret, or make specific the laws enforced or administered by them or to govern their procedure.
California Code Search (Laws)leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes.xhtml
California Law consists of 29 codes, covering various subject areas, the State Constitution and Statutes. Information presented reflects laws currently in effect.
MICRA Information (Californians Allied for Patient Protection)
www.micra.org
Information on Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act of 1975.


Federal Legislation/Regulations
Office of the Inspector General Work Plan (FY 2014)
2014 Work Plan (PDF)
Summarizes new and ongoing reviews of activities that OIG plans to pursue with respect to Dept. of Health and Human Services programs and operations during the current fiscal year and beyond.
 Congress.gov (Legislation) congress.gov
Search the current Congress for Federal legislation, including text, status, and analysis. A service of the Library of Congress.
United States Government Printing Office (GPO) (Regulations) gpo.gov
Search Federal regulatory resources, including the Code of Federal Regulations and the Federal Register.
US House of Representatives Law Library (Laws)
uscode.house.gov
Search the US Code, current US Law. 















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