Richard Rosenbluth, MD | Authors

Articles

Who's Coding Whom?

March 19, 2013

My practice has been concerned that we physicians were not maximizing our “coding potential”; that is, we were not receiving as much remuneration for each cancer patient visit as Medicare permits under its guidelines. Therefore, the practice hired a company that specializes in teaching physicians how to get more. This company is part of a newly minted industry that does nothing else.

Are We Treaters, Passers, or Doctors?

February 08, 2013

As often as not, the decision whether to treat or deny treatment to any elderly patient with cancer is a result of an oncologist’s impression of the individual person’s ability to benefit from and withstand the side effects of therapy. And that decision is usually based on a clinical assessment that is far more intuitive than it is scientific.