August 12th 2020
Leverage higher-accuracy transcription services to streamline your business operations
July 23rd 2020
Moving charting software implementation out of the testing phase and into reality does not have to be a high-stress event.
October 23rd 2019
Online self-scheduling is common in most industries, but for healthcare
February 15th 2019
An independent specialty group has improved patient relations and grown the practice by investing in advanced practice management and patient engagement tools.
December 28th 2017
How does a physician determine if a practice management arrangement with an MSO is right for the practice? Here are five things physicians should consider.
6 Funding and loan options for your practice
The best medical practice loan ultimately depends on your goals and your practice’s creditworthiness.
Restoring civility at your practice
A 12-step program for removing negative communication habits at your practice.
Using Data Tools to Improve Your Practice Management Reporting
Use Excel Pivot Tables and Microsoft SQL Server to enhance the way your practice creates reports from its PM and EHR systems.
Medical Practice Tales from a Thunderstorm
This doctor shares her experience from a terrible thunderstorm and what happens when IT systems go down.
What We Like About Our EHR
Physicians will gladly tell you everything wrong with their EHR system, but we asked them to be nice and give it a compliment.
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.
5 Steps to Selecting a Practice Management System
Cost will be a factor in selecting a practice management system, but it shouldn't be the only one.
Tech Survey: Patient Portal Use on the Rise
The latest batch of 2017 Physicians Practice Tech Survey data reveals that more practices are getting patients to use its portal.
EHR Dissatisfaction is Contributing to Provider Burnout
This healthcare provider has seen firsthand how poor EHR design has contributed to burnout in physicians, PAs, and other practitioners.
Is the Health IT Industry Failing Physicians?
The Physicians Practice Tech Survey confirms that physicians aren't fans of EHRs and health IT, in general. Here's a look into why this is the case.
2017 Technology Survey Results
This year's survey found that three-fourths of practices say the health IT industry is failing because doctors don't like the technology they use.
12 Ways to Improve Patient Portal Usage
Many patients are resisting usage of patient portals or abandon using them after signing up. Here are 12 ways to get them on board permanently.
Investing in Technology for Value-Based Care Success
Technology will play an important role in determining a practice's success in MACRA. Here's what you need to invest in.
Staying Afloat in Healthcare's Ever-Changing Landscape
Small practices can benefit from partnering with an IT partner to fit their needs, here are some tips on choosing that partner.
The Delicate Act of Dropping an Insurance Plan
As a solo physician, it's not easy to drop an insurance plan when you know that could have a negative impact on your patients.
Collecting from Payers and Patients Is Draining
An administrative director reflects on the many emotions of collecting money from payers and patients in today's healthcare climate.
2017 Staff Salary Survey Results: Regional
Ever wonder how your staff salaries compare with other regions of the country? Check out our regional data on key positions in medical practices.
2017 Staff Salary Survey Results: National
Looking to see if your staff salaries are in line with national benchmarks? Check out our national data on key positions in medical practices broken out by years of experience.
Paper-Based Billing is Ancient History in Healthcare
Today's practice must be in tune with the reality of healthcare consumer demands, including using electronic billing services.
Overpayment Requests Continue to Confound Practices
In our recurring blog "Inbox," we also get reader feedback on payers not requesting overpayments and the biggest HIPAA incidents of 2016.
Year-End Medical-Practice Reporting: Keep It Positive
When creating year-end reports, it's best to keep a positive outlook and prepare to propose solutions.
Practice Management Systems: Using the Data
Utilizing practice data and becoming a "data whisperer" is your best course to solve problems that creep up in your practice.
The Power of Medical Payment Software
Payment software could boost revenue and improve efficiencies at your practice. Here's how to get on board.
Facilitating EHR Adoption
If your practice is still dragging its feet when it comes to EHR, consider hiring an expert to help with selection and implementation.
Replacing Your Practice Management System
Shopping for new software? Here are 10 tips to help make the process as effective as possible.
Bracing for the Tech Challenges of ICD-10
ICD-10 provides many needed attributes, but some of the data being collected seems way too excessive for practices.
Mining EHR and PM Data to Improve Outcomes, Financial Success
Most practices don’t use data that’s available through EHRs, practice management systems, and other technology to their advantage. Here’s how.
Avoid Medicare Fraud Claims by Coding Correctly
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.
Implementing a New Practice Management System
Like anything else, proper implementation of a new practice management system is focused on planning and training.
How to Help Your Patients Manage Their Medications
Simple strategies to help your patients manage their medications.
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