Healthonomics: Handling the Changes Wrought by Medicare DMarch 1st 2008
We’ll let the pundits haggle over whether Medicare D is helping seniors. We’re concerned with how it’s affecting you. If changing formularies and requests for new scripts are wearing you out, try these recommendations for making things easier.
Healthonomics: How to Handle Health Savings AccountsFebruary 1st 2008
Our new occasional series on the nexus of healthcare and the changing economy begins with a look at health savings accounts. Increasingly popular with patients, HSAs promise owners the chance to have more control over how their healthcare dollars are spent. Yet they present unique challenges for your billing office.
Are you using your brother-in-law Larry to handle all your practice’s accounting? Big mistake - unless Larry happens to have a good understanding of the peculiarities of healthcare economics and can do more than fill out tax forms. Your practice is your livelihood. You need a pro.
Technology: Maximizing Your EMRMarch 1st 2006
It's a trap that even the most technologically cutting-edge practices - the ones that have already bought and implemented their own EMRs - can fall into: failing to take full advantage of all their systems' features. Here's how to turbo-charge your system.
TECHNOLOGY: Singing From the Same HymnalFebruary 1st 2006
You remember the eight-track versus cassette tape debate? Or VHS versus betamax? Well, the electronic health records world is having its own debate, behind the scenes, over technology standards. How will it all shake out - and how does it affect you?