Understanding Medicare Value-based Payment Models
2015 is a crucial year to prove cost and quality as a Medicare provider. Here's what you need to know to avoid financial penalties down the line.
Compliance Plans and Your Medical Practice
Marcia Brauchler of Physicians' Ally offers tips on creating compliance plans to protect your medical practice.
'Game Plan' for Practice Success Mirrors Everyday Life
According to legendary football coach Lou Holtz, the keys to success in life and as a healthcare professional include having a good attitude, having passion, and making good choices.
Eight Hiring Tips for Medical Practices
Laura Palmer of the MGMA says a little patience in hiring your next medical practice staff member goes a long way. Here are eight tips to find the right fit.
Meaningful Use Attestation: Avoiding Penalties
The turn of the calendar to 2015 means year-long reporting of meaningful use under CMS' EHR Incentive Programs. Here's how to prepare.
Meaningful Use Attestation: Last Chance for Payments
The last quarter of 2014 is the last chance for eligible professionals to get meaningful use incentive payments. Here's how to ensure you attest properly.
HIPAA and Patient Interactions
Robert M. Tennant of the MGMA explores how to keep patient interactions at your medical practice HIPAA compliant.
HIPAA's Effect on Medical Practice Work Flow
Robert M. Tennant of the MGMA looks at the effect HIPAA is playing on the daily work flow at medical practices nationwide.
How HIPAA Is Affecting Medical Practice Health IT
Robert M. Tennant of the MGMA looks at the effect HIPAA is playing on the use of health IT at medical practices.
Patient Engagement and Stage 2: Crafting a Plan
Meaningful use requirements that require more patient engagement may be the most difficult for physicians. Here's how to meet them head on at your practice.
Five Common Sources of HIPAA Breaches
While new technology brings great opportunities to medical practices, it also raises new challenges when attempting to keep protected health information secure.
Ask the Right Questions on Patient Satisfaction Surveys
Successful practices make it a priority to assess patient satisfaction regularly. Here's how to improve satisfaction scores and boost patient ratings.
The Future of Accountable Care Organizations
Anders M. Gilberg of the MGMA provides his views on whether accountable care organizations are a sustainable healthcare model.
Top 10 Things to See and Do at MGMA14
Make the most out of the MGMA14 Conference with these 10 tips of things you can't miss in Las Vegas.
Five Ways to Improve Patient Collections
Effective patient collections are becoming more critical to the financial health of your practice. Here are several strategies to help your practice get paid.
Getting the Most Out of a Medical Conference
Attending a conference shouldn't be done on the fly. If you prepare ahead of time and have a plan, you'll get the most value for your time.
Three Practice Management Responsibilities for Doctors
As a physician, take some time to learn a few medical practice management principles to more fully support your practice manager.
Physicians Need Business Training to Run their Practices Well
My fellow physicians, we are a really smart group of people that have not received the proper instruction for the business world.
Social Media Risks at Your Medical Practice: 5 Key Issues
Attorneys Barbara Zabawa and Melissa Giftus warn improper social media use can lead to possible HIPAA violations, increased malpractice liability, and more.
Power in Numbers: Medical Practice Finds Success in a Consortium
How one medical practiced saved more than $390,000 and got financially stable.
What Hospitals are Looking for in Physician Partners
Hospitals have an eye toward physician practices, and aligning is a key goal for 2014.
To Reduce Medical Practice Risks, Implement a Compliance Program
How medical practices can create a compliance program and some of the specific areas it should address.
Tools for Payer Negotiations You Don't Even Know You Have
Payer negotiations can favor medical practices if they take steps to know more about themselves and their patients.
Getting Your Medical Practice to Stand Out from the Crowd
Making an impact on your patients - and your fellow medical practice employees - means bringing out the best in yourself. Sally Hogshead describes how.
Don't Let Your Medical Practice's Technology Use Compromise PHI
Medical Practices must step up their efforts to prevent HIPAA breaches from occurring. A risk analysis can help.
Medical Practices Must Adjust to Comply with New HIPAA Rules
If your practice has not yet updated its policies and procedures to comply with the HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule it could face big consequences.
How to Create a Strategic Plan to Improve Your Medical Practice
Physician practices should begin strategic planning now for the years ahead.
The Importance of Using Data to Improve Care Quality and Lower Costs
Executives Robert A. Greene and Jon Goates on actions your medical practice can take to improve quality of care and lower costs of care.
How Medical Practice Managers Can Reduce Staff Stress
High stress among staff contributes to absenteeism, lower productivity, and poor teamwork. Here's what administrators can do to help.
Using a Patient Portal to Boost Patient Engagement
At Northwest Primary Care Group in Oregon, they've implemented some strategies and best practices to get patients engaged via their portal. Here are some tips.
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