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Greetings From Florida!

May 11, 2020

This is part of a series looking at different practices of all sizes and locations, and how they are all dealing with issues during this pandemic.  By Carlos M. Alonso, MD, RhMSUS We have a 5-physician practice serving the South Florida community for 20 years. We have dealt with natural weather disasters, but none of … Read more Greetings From Florida!

Greetings From North Carolina!

May 4, 2020

This is part of a series looking at different practices of all sizes and locations, and how they are all dealing with issues during this pandemic.  By Suneya G. Hogarty, DO, FACOI We are a multi-specialty practice with one rheumatologist and one NP, who primarily sees rheumatology patients. We practice in rural eastern North Carolina, … Read more Greetings From North Carolina!

19 Things We Need to Conquer the COVID-19 Pandemic: Part 3

April 29, 2020

By Andrew L. Concoff, MD, FACR, CAQSM In Part III of this series, we continue the countdown of the list of what we need to overcome the challenges of the COVID-19 Pandemic. In this installment, we turn to issues of testing and the policy that flows from testing data. Pandemic public health policy requires absolute … Read more 19 Things We Need to Conquer the COVID-19 Pandemic: Part 3

Greetings From Indiana!

April 28, 2020

This is part of a series looking at different practices of all sizes and locations, and how they are all dealing with issues during this pandemic.  By Doug Smith, MD Today, I am sitting in my office at 2:30 pm with little to do other than a feeble attempt to write this synopsis. I am … Read more Greetings From Indiana!

19 Things We Need to Conquer the COVID-19 Pandemic: Part 2

April 27, 2020

By Andrew L. Concoff, MD, FACR, CAQSM In Part II of this series, we continue the countdown of the list of what we need to overcome the challenges of the COVID-19 Pandemic. We seem at this stage in the outbreak to be at an awkward transition phase. Some communities have already borne the brunt of … Read more 19 Things We Need to Conquer the COVID-19 Pandemic: Part 2

Greetings From Washington State!

April 24, 2020

This is part of a series looking at different practices of all sizes and locations, and how they are all dealing with issues during this pandemic.  By Jeff R. Peterson, MD Our clinic is a three doctor and one nurse practitioner practice that has been in operation for three years in the north end of … Read more Greetings From Washington State!

19 Things We Need to Conquer the COVID-19 Pandemic: Part 1

April 22, 2020

By Andrew L. Concoff, MD, FACR, CAQSM In response to numerous conversations with both UR members and friends, I have created a list to summarize our views of the required elements of a comprehensive strategy to turn the tide of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. First, a few caveats. This endeavor may be … Read more 19 Things We Need to Conquer the COVID-19 Pandemic: Part 1

Greetings From Wisconsin!

April 20, 2020

This is the first of a series looking at different practices of all sizes and locations, and how we are all dealing with issues during this pandemic. It’s modeled after the round table discussions during UR’s recent national videoconference. By Mark E. Pearson, MD, FACR We have a four physician practice in between Milwaukee and … Read more Greetings From Wisconsin!

Initial $30 Billion in HHS Relief Funding is Now Available to Providers

April 11, 2020

As a physician, if you were billing Medicare for fee-for-service in 2019, your practice or facility could be eligible for an additional source of support from the US government. On Friday, April 10, 2020, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) started delivery of the initial $30 billion in relief funding as part of … Read more Initial $30 Billion in HHS Relief Funding is Now Available to Providers

Updated Coding Advice About Telehealth During The COVID-19 Emergency

April 8, 2020

By Lynette Byrnes Senior Vice President, Practice Management Services As new information on Telehealth is distributed to the public, we found it necessary to update our popular COVID-19 Questions & Answers document. This suggestion guide was originally compiled after an hour-long webinar with Sheppard Mullin, the legal partner for United Rheumatology, at the end of March. … Read more Updated Coding Advice About Telehealth During The COVID-19 Emergency