Tips for Getting Paid!From Are You Keeping Up?
When you are deciding to bill a level 99213 vs 99214, how comfortable are you with your documentation? How about billing for procedures? Paul dives deep into coding with Dr. Kim Yu in this segment, including the 2021 Medicare coding changes.29min 23Paul Simmons, MD and Kim Yu MD, FAAFP
Scribes in Health CareFrom Pain in the You-Know-Where
The use of scribes in medical practices has been around for decades. They have been utilized in emergency departments, primary care practices, inpatient medical teams, and specialty practices. The use of scribes in the urgent care can be a big improvement to the practice if the implementation is …20min 34Neda Frayha, MD, Matthew DeLaney, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, and Sam Ashoo, MD
PrechartingFrom More Listener Love
Pre-charting can be a controversial topic in the medical community. Should we do it? Should we not? Aisha shares her thoughts on the advantages and disadvantages of pre-charting, as well as some tips and tricks she uses in her own practice.10min 12Aisha Lofters, MD
Medical Assistants, PleaseFrom Weird and Wacky Wounds
The medical assistant workforce is the largest in US ambulatory clinics. As nurses shift to inpatient roles, we use medical assistants more and more in the outpatient setting. Neda and Dr. Michael Baca-Atlas chat about how to best utilize this group of allied health professionals as well as share …15min 9Michael Baca Atlas, MD and Neda Frayha, MD
Transitioning from Peds to Adult ProvidersFrom Just Say No To Teratogens
Patients with chronic diseases starting in childhood are living longer and healthier lives. When a complex pediatric patient transitions to adult care, what special considerations do we need to bear in mind? Neda sits down with Dr. Jonathan Tolentino to discuss the transition of patients from …20min 18Jonathan Tolentino, MD and Neda Frayha, MD
Primary Care Late in the DayFrom Are We Better in the Morning?
When Paul and Neda read a recent JAMA article on how time of day may affect our rates of ordering mammograms or colon cancer screening tests, they knew they needed to debrief about it.12min 20Neda Frayha, MD and Paul Simmons, MD
Neda and Her FriendsFrom Primary Care Gets Some Love
Neda is joined by her UC RAP friends Miz, Matt, and Matt for a conversation about how primary care clinicians are the unsung heroes of medicine8min 33Neda Frayha, MD, Mizuho Morrison, DO, Matthew DeLaney, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, and Matthieu DeClerk, MD
Patient ComplaintsFrom Primary Care Gets Some Love
Patient complaints may reveal medical errors and may escalate to litigation. Be sure whatever process you have in place has been developed in conjunction with your risk management department or insurance carrier. This allows for an “early warning” system to be in place for your malpractice …18min 3Sam Ashoo, MD and Mizuho Morrison, DO
Storytelling in MedicineFrom Dude, Where's My DEA Number?
Why does storytelling in medicine matter? How can it impact our lives, and the care we provide our patients, for the better? In this segment, Neda sits down with Dr. Emily Silverman, academic hospitalist at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and creator and host of The Nocturnists, to …25min 37Emily Silverman, MD and Neda Frayha, MD
Missing DEA NumbersFrom Dude, Where's My DEA Number?
To review the phenomenon of missing or misused DEA numbers and what to do if it happens to you.16min 54Neda Frayha, MD and Matthieu DeClerk, MD
Informed ConsentFrom Does My Liver Look Fat?
When our listener Brianne asked us to do a segment on informed consent (because how we do ever know if we’re doing it right?), we jumped at the chance to brush up our informed consent knowledge and skills. Neda speaks with Dr. Mara Gordon, a Family Medicine physician at Georgetown and a writer for …18min 29Mara Gordon, MD and Neda Frayha, MD
The Patient ExperienceFrom A Maelstrom of Mail!
Introduce the concept of the patient experience and how the focus is different from patient satisfaction/press ganey measures. Discuss actionable items on things clinicians can do to improve the pt experience.21min 7Neda Frayha, MD, Jaime Hope, MD, and Matthieu DeClerk, MD
It's the System: Organizational Strategies for BurnoutFrom Into Thin Hair
In January 2019, we featured two segments on creative approaches to the problem of clinician burnout. In this segment, Aisha and Neda continue this conversation and discuss specific organizational strategies our health systems, hospitals, and clinics can adopt to prevent - and cope with - the …20min 17Aisha Lofters, MD and Neda Frayha, MD
Beyond Pixar: Self-Care and the SystemFrom Hello, New Year! Bye Bye, PPIs?
What does the former CFO of Pixar have to do with physician burnout and the culture of medicine? We find out in this segment. Neda interviews Dr. Todd Cassese and Lawrence Levy, who helped build Pixar into the company it is today. Together they talk about the need for continuous self-care rather …15min 55Lawrence Levy, JD, Todd Cassese, MD, and Neda Frayha, MD
Beyond Pixar: Perfectionism, EQ, and the Middle WayFrom Hello, New Year! Bye Bye, PPIs?
What does the former CFO of Pixar have to do with physician burnout and the culture of medicine? We find out in this segment. Neda interviews Dr. Todd Cassese and Lawrence Levy, who helped build Pixar into the company it is today. Together they talk about changing professional cultures, the …22min 39Todd Cassese, MD, Lawrence Levy, JD, and Neda Frayha, MD
Observation CareFrom Clots and OCP's
Observation care may be one of the most confusing topics in medicine. What is it? Who qualifies for it? What are the financial and clinical implications? In this segment, Drs. Steve Biederman and Tom Robertson take us on a tour of observation care and all that it means.17min 41Tom Robertson, MD and Steve Biederman, MD