Practice Management Operations

Health information technology: Stimulus incentive funds

(See also health information technology under topics A-Z)

(See also Washington Health Information Exchange under "Insurers--Washington State Health Care Authority")

 NEW! EHR Incentive Program – Meaningful use stage 2

Topics A-Z

Email: Secured services for physicians' practices

HealthyEmail is a physician outreach program that offers a sophisticated, secure email communication tool to all U.S. physicians and their office staff. The program also includes the promotion, education, and support necessary to ensure awareness, adoption, and satisfaction by the physician community. The goal is to diminish the complexity, provide a level of standardization, and address security risks associated with inappropriate email communications.

Internal billing audit for physicians' practices

Through a cooperative effort with the American Academy of Neurology, the AMA's Private Sector Advocacy has developed this brochure. It encourages physicians and their office staff to carefully examine claims that are submitted to health plans for inconsistencies and inaccuracies in the submission and payment processes.

To download, click here.

Medicare compliance guidance for small practices

Medicare is taking strong action to combat fraud and abuse of the system in key areas. In an effort to assist small practices with this task the Department of Health and Human Services has published compliance guidance for small practices.

For the compliance guidance, click here.