December 21st 2020
Manual efforts to predict cash flow may leave you vulnerable to revenue problems that can quickly spiral out of control.
October 2nd 2020
CDI can be a critical initiative that not only increases reimbursement revenue but also enhances the patient experience.
September 8th 2020
A model for re-focusing on the value stream through your existing resource pool.
December 12th 2019
Not every financial adviser has your best interests at heart.
February 25th 2019
Accepting payment via credit card is one way to improve patient collections. But medical practices must take precautions to ensure that their patients’ personal information remains protected.
Six back office billing strategies
Expert advice for turning your back office staff into billing and collections all-stars.
3 billing codes physicians should use
You’re probably already doing the work. Get paid for more of it.
Prioritizing patient engagement
An independent specialty group has improved patient relations and grown the practice by investing in advanced practice management and patient engagement tools.
Keeping Physicians in the Cost-Savings Loop
Healthcare organizations are always looking to save money, but physicians rarely know the effect of their treatments or medications. Here's how to change that.
The 7 Must Have Features of a Practice Management System
Why it's important that your practice management system can integrate with the EHR and six other features it must have.
Improved IT Usability is about Better Physician Work Flows
The chief innovation officer at UPMC says that improved usability in IT systems isn't about interfaces - it's about fitting into a doctor's work flow.
Innovative Ways for Small Practices to Invest in Tech
Even with potential meaningful use incentives from the government, small practices have to get creative with tech investments.
Training Staff on Tech Tools Optimizes the Revenue Cycle
The most successful practices prioritize training of technology tools to optimize the revenue cycle. Here are five tips to keeping staff up to speed.
Getting Better Usage Out of the EHR
While there are more tools than ever within the EHR, many providers are still not using them to their fullest. There are multiple reasons why.
Everyone Plays a Role in the Revenue Cycle
Experts weigh in on how effective teamwork can boost the bottom line. Here are five tips to developing a winning strategy.
Physicians' Roles in Implementing Health IT
Physician engagement in health IT selection and implementation is "a must," says a fellow physician. Here's how to make it a reality at your practice.
Your 2015 Medical Practice IT Budget: 8 Areas of Focus
It's time to start budget planning for 2015 and that should include IT expenses. Here are eight areas of focus for your medical practice.
Three Tips to Reboot, and Not Replace, Your EHR
If your practice is not getting the most out of its EHR, here are three tips to get your vendor to make it right.
Ditching Your EHR: 4 Key Questions
When your EHR is no longer working for your practice, it may be time to search for a new product.
Overcoming Skepticism for Healthcare Cloud-based Solutions
Considering the cloud for your medical practice data? Here are four strategies to get your medical practice more familiar with this health IT solution.
2014 Technology Survey Results
Get data from this year's 2014 Technology Survey, Sponsored by Kareo, on EHR implementation, mobile technology, meaningful use, and other health IT issues.
Success with Health IT Requires Buy-in, Not Just Budget
The debate over pros and cons of health IT persist, but to find success in your medical practice you need one key element: buy-in from the key players.
Tax Implications for EHR Incentive Payments to Physicians
CMS considers EHR incentive payments to be income, not reimbursement for expenses incurred through system implementation. Physicians need to be aware of this distinction.
Study: Meaningful Use Driving Growth of U.S. EHR Marketplace
The U.S. EHR market is projected to reach $9.3 billion by 2015, the largest worldwide, thanks in part to meaningful use incentives, says a new Accenture study.
An Alternate Approach to Avoiding Costly EHR Implementation Mistakes
Want to avoid costly EHR mistakes at your medical practice? I proffer the following, which I call the 'Order-of-Magnitude Heuristic.'
Windows XP End of Support: 5 Steps to Take to Protect Your Practice
With the deadline for the end of support and updates for Windows XP, here are five important steps for your practice to avoid HIPAA and HITECH Act violations.
Communication Strategies to More Successfully Collect Patient Payments
As patients shoulder more of their healthcare costs, practices must step up patient payment collections efforts. Here are some tips.
Medical Practice Vendor Package Deals: The Pros and Cons
Here's how to determine what technology purchasing route is right for your practice.
Top Medical Practice Wish List Items
Physicians very often have a clear vision of how things could be improved at their practices. What would you do if money was no object?
Finding Meaning in Meaningful Use
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?
Technology Budgeting Strategies for Your Medical Practice
How practices are using creative financial strategies to keep up with the latest technology - and afford their EHRs.
2013 Technology Survey Results
Which tools are your peers buying and how are they using them? Our 2013 Technology Survey has the answers.
Lack of EHR Interoperability a Barrier to Innovation, Quality Care
It's time for complete cooperation between vendors of hardware and software solutions to increase interoperability with EHRs sooner than later.
Payment Plans at Your Medical Practice: What Works
How to Evaluate Medical Practice Equipment Acquisition Options
Evaluating medical office purchase alternatives based on cost is an incomplete analysis and likely to be misleading.
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