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.
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Osteopathic GuidelinesThis 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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Billing & Coding
|California Healthline ||www.californiahealthline.org|
An electronic news briefing on California and national health
policy and industry news courtesy the California Healthcare Foundation.
Produced by MedScape, CBS HealthWatch combines news and information with health tools and customizable online communities.
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.
An electronic news briefing on technology in health care courtesy of the California Healthcare Foundation.
Clinical Tools and References
Current addenda, conversion table, and guidelines.
|ICD-10||Email 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 Network||2010 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 Records||EHR page|
Overview of EHR and recommended resources.
|The Revenue Cycle Process||Revenue Cycle page|
Overview and recommendations concerning your practice's revenue cycle process.
VaccinesLegal/Insurance ServicesFinancial ServicesOffice Support ServicesHealth Law
|Aetna InteliHealth ||www.intelihealth.com/home|
Consumer-friendly health information
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.
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 America||PhRMA site|
PhRMA principles and guidelines
|FindLaw (Health Care)||healthcare.findlaw.com |
A collection of policy and regulatory materials related to health care, arranged by subject.
|Bill Search & Information (Legislation)||www.leginfo.ca.gov/bilinfo.html|
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|
adopted by the states regulatory agencies to implement, interpret, or
make specific the laws enforced or administered by them or to govern
|California Code Search (Laws)||leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes.xhtml|
Law consists of 29 codes, covering various subject areas, the State
Constitution and Statutes. Information presented reflects laws currently
|MICRA Information (Californians Allied for Patient Protection) ||www.micra.org|
Information on Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act of 1975.
|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
|United States Government Printing Office (GPO) (Regulations) ||gpo.gov|
regulatory resources, including the Code of Federal Regulations and the
|US House of Representatives Law Library (Laws) ||uscode.house.gov |
Search the US Code, current US Law.