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Healthcare Data Blog posts

October 3, 2019
by Simon Hughes

Most under-35s okay with insurers digital spying if it cuts prices

The majority of people between 18 and 34 would be willing to let insurance companies dig through their digital data from social media to health devices if it meant lowering their premiums, a survey shows.

October 3, 2019
by Simon Hughes

Need a doctor? Just ask alexa

Now, if you need to talk to a doctor, you don’t need to leave the comfort of your home. Amazon’s Alexa is no longer just for checking the weather, playing music or shopping online. With a new app, you can now talk to Alexa about any health issues you may have. HealthTap CEO Ron Gutman […]

October 3, 2019
by Simon Hughes

Patient transport: Using Lyft, Uber reduces wait times, boosts care access, saves money

Millions of Medicaid and Medicare patients have trouble getting transportation to and from nonemergency medical appointments each year, potentially exacerbating chronic conditions and leading to higher healthcare costs down the road. But pilot programs show that partnerships with ride-hailing programs such as Lyft and Uber could provide a cost-effective solution to transportation barriers.

October 1, 2019
by Simon Hughes

Why next-gen mobile networks will be a boost to healthcare

October 1, 2019
by Simon Hughes

Tips for managing your practice’s reputation on physician review sites

The internet giveth and the internet taketh. On one hand, the benefits of access, convenience, and the broad exposure of a strong online presence cannot be overstated. Everything from attracting and retaining new patients, to the ease of patient communications and booking appointments make it necessary for any modern medical practice to embrace life on […]

October 1, 2019
by Simon Hughes

MACRA – MIP Matters

MIPS Matters: Understanding Eligibility & Exclusions

October 1, 2019
by Simon Hughes

Medicare revalidation due date

Revalidation notifications are sent via mail or email to the provider. Due dates are posted on Data.CMS.gov/revalidation. Reminder, unsolicited applications received six months prior to the due date will not be accepted and will be returned to the provider.

October 1, 2019
by Simon Hughes

5 easy steps to going paperless

You don’t have to be told how time-consuming it can be to track down medical billing records when they’re in paper form. Yet, you still haven’t made the move to paperless for one reason or another.

October 1, 2019
by Simon Hughes

Does your medical practice have workflow issues?

Simply put, a workflow is the pattern and amount of work that comes in and goes out from your office and staff. The key to a good flow is to eliminate those tiny sources of inefficiency, such as inconsistent medical billing or collections, before they begin to inconvenience patients, disrupt your practice, and hinder profitability.

October 1, 2019
by Simon Hughes

How an effective revenue cycle management benefits your practice

Medical billing and coding are complicated. For many medical practices, they are often overwhelming when combined with all the other responsibilities your staff has. If this process is plaguing your practice, a structured revenue cycle management (RCM) system may need to be implemented to help your practice operate more smoothly and optimize cash flow.