While "quality" has been an important buzz-word for practices, it is not the same as "value." Here's how to tell the difference.
Lucien W. Roberts
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?
The best defense is a good offense. Arm yourself with knowledge on what new federal healthcare fraud and abuse measures mean for your practice.
While many practices have a compliance plan, most sit on a shelf gathering dust. Take it down, dust it off, and read it. Unenforced, it could be your worst enemy.
Don't let your patients judge you by the dusty philodendron sitting in the corner. Use our easy checklist to make sure your waiting room measures up.
There's a lot to be said for first impressions. So, when do your new patients form their first impressions of you?
Please sit down — this will not be an easy article to digest, no matter how carefully I parse my words. Life under the microscope of Recovery Audit Contractors is going to get tougher for physicians.
Don't let your practice be caught up in Medicare's recovery program. It's a simple matter to examine your own coding patterns and compare them to national utilization data.
By empowering your staff, you can improve the performance, care, and service your practice provides. Some call the concept employee empowerment, others call it employee engagement; I call it common sense.