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practice management Blog posts

October 4, 2019
by Simon Hughes

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.

October 3, 2019
by Simon Hughes

Medicare overpaid docs billions for office visits, OIG says

Medicare overpaid physicians $6.7 billion in 2010 for evaluation and management services, HHS’ Office of Inspector General said in a study released Thursday. The overpayments, which allegedly stemmed from incorrect coding and poor documentation, accounted for more than one-fifth of the $32.3 billion the CMS paid for E/M services that year. E/M services are basic […]

October 3, 2019
by Simon Hughes

Practice manager role evolves with the times

Thanks to the healthcare environment’s shift toward a value-based system with more emphasis on quality metrics and patient satisfaction than ever before, the role of the practice manager is evolving as well, according to an article from Renal & Urology News.

October 1, 2019
by Simon Hughes

Swelling demand from patients for online access

More than half of people with chronic conditions say the ability to get their electronic medical records online outweighs the potential privacy risks, according to a new survey by Accenture.

October 1, 2019
by Simon Hughes

What Physicians Should Know: 7 Retail Clinic Statistics

As the number of retail-based clinics grows, more physicians are expressing concerns regarding how those clinics will affect their practices.

October 1, 2019
by Simon Hughes

31% of employers rank expanding health benefit choices as top priority

When it comes to healthcare, employers ranked offering choices and decision support tools as their top healthcare priority in 2019, according to a new report from Willis Towers Watson.

October 1, 2019
by Simon Hughes

Automate processes at your practice to increase value

Today, more than ever, people have the ability to automate the dull tasks of daily living, so there is more time to spend on activities of value. Bills can be set to autopay, so you can spend the evening with your family instead of hunched over a checkbook or laptop. Even dog food can be […]

October 1, 2019
by Simon Hughes

5 reasons to outsource your medical practice’s billing department

With an increasingly complex health insurance landscape to contend with, medical practitioners and health services providers across the board are finding it more difficult to keep up with changing rules and cumbersome filing and coding regulations, and to maintain profitability at the same time.

October 1, 2019
by Simon Hughes

How to ensure that your medical practice stays profitable

Building and maintaining a medical practice is the goal, but many doctors are not prepared for the minutiae that can cause the business to struggle: regular payment collections, increasing costs, patient billing, medical coding, and more. It’s not enough for doctors to provide unsurpassed medical care, display a compassionate bedside manner, and rise to the […]

October 1, 2019
by Simon Hughes

Outsourcing your medical billing

Many doctors are specialists. Patients choose a specialist because he or she has been trained extensively and is an expert in a certain medical field. For example, patients see a cancer specialist because the specialist is dedicated to treating cancer patients.