Practices can often feel helpless when it comes to working with payers. Here's how they can change that dynamic and become empowered.
Let's Talk About Triple Aim
The Triple Aim has created immense pressure to integrate the care we provide into the larger healthcare system, at great cost to our practice.
Big Blues Begin Pull Out from the Affordable Care Act
Blue Cross Blue Shield is jumping ship, here's what you need to know, and how it might affect your practice.
INBOX: Physicians Recommend Dumping ACA
In our recurring blog "Inbox" we share comments from physicians and practice administrators telling us what keeps them awake at night.
Debate: Should the ACA be Repealed or Restructured?
You've seen Trump vs Clinton. The Pearls podcast looks at another debate: Should the Affordable Care Act be repealed or not?
Survey Says Docs Dislike Gov’t Intrusion
The Great American Physician Survey reveals that doctors find their profession more stressful and less lucrative than in the past.
Practice Rounds: Anthem, Cigna Sniping at Each Other
As Anthem and Cigna aim to merge, reports say the two companies have been sniping at each other. Also, are fitness trackers effective in weight loss?
Inbox: Higher Deductibles Cramp Physicians, Patients
Three Payer Contract Negotiation Strategies
Have an upcoming contract negotiation with a payer? Let Marcia Brauchler give you three key strategies before you sit down at the table.
Medical Billing and Collections Quiz
Test your patient collections knowledge with our interactive quiz, featuring claims and denial data from RemitDATA from the fourth quarter of 2014.
ICD-10 Preparation: 3 Tips for Early 2015
With the ICD-10 transition on the horizon, medical practices need to start preparing. Here are three tips to start with when the calendar flips to 2015.
Health Insurance Exchanges and Your Practice
Anders Gilberg of the MGMA discusses your practice's obligation to accept federal or state exchange plans and how to manage them properly.
8 Patient Collection Mistakes to Avoid
Medical practices are struggling to collect patient accounts while honoring payer contracts. Here's what not to do.
Providers Share Frustrating Payer Experiences
Most providers can probably share "war stories" over frustrating experiences they've had with a payer. Here are a few we've accumulated.
2015 Fee Schedule Survey Results
Here are the complete results of our 2015 Fee Schedule Survey, featuring more than 2,500 respondents across the country.
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