Lucien W. Roberts

Lucien W. Roberts

Lucien W. Roberts, III, MHA, FACMPE, is administrator of Gastrointestinal Specialists, Inc., a 22-provider practice in Central Virginia.  For the past twenty years, he has worked in and consulted with physician practices in areas such as compliance, physician compensation, negotiations, strategic planning, and billing/collections. He may be reached at


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If you believe your practice is too small to warrant the attention of Recovery Audit Contractors, think again. Here are ways to prepare for scrutiny.

Effective patient collections are becoming more critical to the financial health of your practice. Here are several strategies to help your practice get paid.

Done haphazardly or postponed until a month before a new physician starts, sloppy credentialing can spell cash-flow delays and more. Here's how to do it right.

Medical scribes can increase efficiency and the quality of chart documentation. Here's how to calculate your ROI if you choose to use scribes in your practice.

Keeping A/R within healthy limits will become more difficult as health reform rolls out. Here are nine steps your practice can take to collect all that it is due.

Primary-care physicians can and should position themselves to strategically align their practices with both specialists and health systems.

The art and practice of medicine has changed remarkably, yet the core tenet of medicine — caring for patients — remains what doctors do best.

While "quality" has been an important buzz-word for practices, it is not the same as "value." Here's how to tell the difference.

A key partner in the ICD-10 transition is your claims clearinghouse. Here are six key questions to ask now to be sure you are both ready.

Since 2011, only one in every two or three physicians has attested to the Stage 1 rules of meaningful use. Why should this matter to your practice?


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