physician referral

physician referral

A physician's recommendation to a Pt to consult another physician for a 2nd opinion. Cf Self-referral.
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PRM's physician referral marketing strategy answers the questions:
Participation in the program begins with a physician referral, usually targeting kids with an unacceptably high Body Mass Index (BMI), who are overweight and therefore at risk for diabetes.
The title is a source of information on how to avoid government inquiries and stay in compliance with health care laws and regulations and covers such topics as billing and coding compliance, risk assessment, ethics, analysis of recent settlements, Stark I & II physician referral laws, state law compliance, and federal and state patients' rights legislation.
Using a database maintained by the Medical College of Ohio Physician Referral Service, researchers selected all physicians listed in northwest Ohio who specialized in obstetrics and gynecology, family medicine, internal medicine or other primary care fields.
A physician referral will be required for MRI and CT scans.
Physician referral problems were the most common hassles reported.
Requiring physician referral would imply that the physicians in a network understand and appreciate the appropriate uses of CAM therapy, thus requiring considerable education and "buy in" among existing providers.
They simply present their insurance card to any of the 1,000 alternative therapists and specialists in the network and receive an average discount of 25% on visits; physician referral is not required.
Initiate physician referral program for geriatric medicine or other medical specialties or for physicians who participate in Medicaid.
Truven Health Analytics, formerly the Healthcare business of Thomson Reuters, announced the launch of its Physician Referral Management solution designed to help hospital executives maximize resource utilization and reduce the number of referrals that send patients outside of their health networks.
An analysis of Blue Cross-Blue Shield claims showed that the total paid claims for physician referral episodes to physical therapy was 123% higher than the paid claims for direct access episodes.
Doupe, MD, FACPE, is former Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs at Hamot Medical Center in Erie, Pennsylvania, where he helped develop the guiding principles for physician referral protocols.

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