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3 steps to simplify patient payments
These days, it is both easier and more difficult for patients to pay their medical bills.
Beyond appointment reminders
Many practices use an automated system for sending appointment reminders. You’re already paying for the service and the call, so why not maximize its value to your practice? Here’s some small changes to your appointment reminders that can yield big results.
Efficiency in collecting patient liabilities
HIPAA AND THE TCPA Did you know that the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and HIPAA go hand in hand?
For physician practices, the pressure’s on to offer patients same-day appointments
It might not be easy to implement, but some physician practices are guaranteeing patients same-day appointments in order to compete with a growing number of retail clinics, urgent care clinics and telemedicine services.
How do you stack up? The cost & quality equation
Have you Googled your practice or providers lately? Chances are your patients have, and when they did, they were likely inundated with cost and quality ratings to aid them in their decision making as healthcare consumers. Going forward, information and reputation management are an increasingly important part of the job. What’s out there? What […]
Physician re-entry remains ‘expensive and time-consuming’
Physicians’ path to re-entry after a prolonged break from practicing hasn’t gotten much smoother amid a growing workforce shortage in primary care, according to an article from Kaiser Health News.
How to properly handle medical billing patient phone calls
Medical billers must have a comprehensive knowledge of various aspects of physician practice management. They must know billing and coding as well as explain the costs of medical treatment to a patient in person. They must also know Medicare/Medicaid regulations, HIPAA, and other complex state/federal guidelines, insurance requirements, and more.
13 Advantages of Outsourcing Your Medical Billing
Despite what doctors learn in medical school about patient billing practices (i.e., keep it in-house), times are changing. Billing is now as complicated as anything else about the business of running a medical practice.
Preparing practices for the future of value-based care
Are you prepared for the value-based health care model? It’s already here but it’s still 2-3 years away from being fully implemented, so now is the time to get prepared so that your practice and your staff are ahead of the game and ready to maximize profitability and sustain growth.
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.