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Medical Practice Blog posts

February 26, 2020
by Simon Hughes

10 Key traits of a medical billing partner

 

January 28, 2020
by Simon Hughes

Eligibility and verification

When the patient arrives the day of the appointment, the first thing your staff should be verifying is the patient’s insurance. Sometimes you find that insurance has changed in just the short period between scheduling and appointment day. Another reason for insurance verification is to prevent or detect insurance fraud/identity theft. According to The Institute […]

January 15, 2020
by Simon Hughes

Evaluating practice performance – start with the numbers

 

January 8, 2020
by Simon Hughes

6 New rules of practicing medicine

 

December 18, 2019
by Simon Hughes

The business of delivering healthcare

 

October 22, 2019
by Simon Hughes

Outsource your medical billing to get paid faster

Medical billing can be time-consuming, yet, if you’re like many physicians who are in private practice, you have your staff handle patient billing in-house. No doubt you know that billing is also one of the most complicated aspects of running your own medical practice.

October 4, 2019
by Simon Hughes

3 lessons physician practices can learn from big business

Physician practices are facing competition from new sources, but they can take some lessons from companies such as Amazon and Southwest Airlines, according to two optometrists.

October 4, 2019
by Simon Hughes

3 steps to simplify patient payments

These days, it is both easier and more difficult for patients to pay their medical bills.

October 4, 2019
by Simon Hughes

3 tips for practice administrators in team-based settings

A good administrator makes a practice more productive by ensuring all physicians and staff members work together smoothly and effectively, and that could be the key to a smooth transition to team-based care, according to an article in Diagnostic Imaging.

October 4, 2019
by Simon Hughes

4 business optimization strategies medical practices can use now

Process optimization has long been used by manufacturers to streamline processes, ensure quality control, and increase profitability. Companies like Motorola and GE, for example, were early adopters of Six Sigma, a quality improvement methodology aimed at reducing the number of defects to the point that they become statistically insignificant. As business improvement tools and methods […]