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December 18, 2019
by Simon Hughes

The business of delivering healthcare

 

December 11, 2019
by Simon Hughes

EHR can boost collection results

The use of EHR systems for the healthcare industry is pivotal and one of the biggest investments for a practice to have. The article below discusses how EHR systems can boost collection results by easing the process of the revenue cycle. More modern EHR systems have the ability to handle most aspects of the front […]

October 23, 2019
by Simon Hughes

8 MIPS tips for the 2018 reporting year

I have been privileged to work with many practices and specialties, helping them navigate the very confusing Medicare Quality Programs. I wanted to leave you with a few tips for the 2018 reporting year:

October 4, 2019
by Simon Hughes

4 ways for practices to control overhead, increase revenue

Unlike many other businesses, medical practices can’t pass on rising costs–such as increasing rents, employee salaries and utilities–to their customers, or in this case, patients. But they must find some way to control them.

October 4, 2019
by Simon Hughes

Are you being underpaid by medicare advantage organizations?

What’s the Problem? Sequestration underpayments have been improperly withheld from provider payments by many Medicare Advantage Organizations [MAO] in violation of CMS guidelines that were issued on May 1, 2013.

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

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.

October 3, 2019
by Simon Hughes

How medical practices can leverage content marketing

Ten years ago, medical practices could count on new patients coming from physician referrals and word of mouth marketing. Today, patient acquisition is much more complex and nuanced.

October 3, 2019
by Simon Hughes

Insights: Owning It! Strategic planning, navigating M&A, and staying independent in healthcare today

October 3, 2019
by Simon Hughes

Leverage analytics for better business decisions

Data analytics has become vital in today’s health insurance environment. It not only offers insurers the opportunity to harness lots of data to effectively deter fraud, waste and abuse, it also helps them identify areas to improve quality and reduce cost.