Studies show EMG guidance improves the accuracy of botulinum toxin injections, but it can also drive up the cost of care. Is it worth it? We talked to a neurologist and a product manufacturer to get some inside scoop.
We spoke with private practice manager David Evans about the challenges of running a private neurology practice during a pandemic. Learn how his practice has continued to thrive with the help of a group purchasing organization.
Changes being made to outpatient evaluation and management (E/M) codes are seen as positive but they're being balanced out by cuts to other services. The American Academy of Neurology is still advocating for reforms.
'It’s allowed people to really speak to what’s important to the patient,' says one neurologist. 'It’s given a lot of physicians the chance to show their leadership skills. Personally, in some cases, I think they really just haven’t previously been given the opportunity.'
Ten months into this new way of life brought on by the novel coronavirus, is it still OK to plop a laptop on your kitchen counter for a patient visit? We asked two longtime telehealth neurologists about the visuals — things like background and clothing — of telemedicine.
What if all you had to do was show up and treat patients? No huge administrative burden or endless amounts of paperwork. Those are just some of the benefits of locum tenens work, but there are things to watch out for too.
A shift is afoot in the insurance industry to employ specialists to help adjudicate claims and process pre-authorizations. This is better for patients and clinicians, and it likely offers a supplemental work opportunity for neurologists.
Neurologists whose work is misaligned with their core values are more prone to burnout – and that was even before a global pandemic. But that might be the catalyst you need to change your organization.
Clinical trialist Dr. David Weisman has a formula for picking a good study coordinator. How did he figure this out? The hard way. 'You need somebody who is not afraid to solve problems, make recommendations, make some decisions, know who to call. How do I know that? Because I've screwed it up.'
For more than 20 years, Todd Barnes has helped neurologists supplement their income through medical legal consulting. In this Q&A he explains what that means and offers tips every neurologist should know.