September 5th 2023
Your weekly dose of wisdom from the Physicians Practice experts.
July 12th 2023
Avoid these common mistakes to achieve financial success for your practice.
December 20th 2022
Lawmakers tout spending plan, but medical groups respond with ‘dismay,’ say seniors’ health will be at risk.
November 23rd 2022
Reducing manual processes can result in increased revenue while freeing up staff.
February 18th 2022
Honing your approach when negotiating with insurers can lead to better reimbursement rates.
How to negotiate physician payer contracts
Small and midsize practices are well positioned to negotiate contracts with payers.
What the future of direct primary care looks like
Why you should pay attention to the future of direct primary care.
CMS increases payments for cognitive assessments and care plan services
Code accurately with the appropriate documentation to substantiate medical necessity.
Boost reimbursement through improved documentation
Five tips to ensure better documentation and, along with it, better patient care and improved reimbursement.
Leveraging clinical documentation improvement for post-COVID financial recovery
CDI can be a critical initiative that not only increases reimbursement revenue but also enhances the patient experience.
Bending the healthcare cost curve in spite of the crisis
A model for re-focusing on the value stream through your existing resource pool.
Telehealth is here to stay; reimbursement needs to follow
It will take more than a face value commitment to telehealth for physicians and patients to feel the impact.
3 financial questions early career physicians must answer
Discomfort or trepidations aside, you’ll have to answer these tough, but inevitable, questions.
Will a lack of reimbursement end the rise of virtual care?
What providers and practice managers need to do to ensure the continued growth of these services.
Health insurance companies hemorrhaging billions from employer groups, Medicare
Physicians: Negotiate your rates. Hold the payers accountable.
How Poor Payer Reimbursements are Effecting Practices During the COVID-19 Pandemic
It’s not uncommon for private practices to receive rates far below Medicare standards.
COVID19 demonstrates need for independent physciain groups to assert authority against payers
The pandemic is changing physician leverage.
Get up to speed with Medicare’s MBI shift
Practices could face steep financial consequences from claim rejections if not adjusted.
Making value-based care work for smaller practices
Physician practices are facing an uphill battle in their quest to remain independent
4 tips to prevent a credentialing crisis
Stop relying on Excel spreadsheets and calendar alerts. Improve your credentialing efficiency, accuracy and speed with technology.
Why getting claims right the first time is cheaper than reworking them
Medical practices continue to be squeezed by increasing costs and decreasing reimbursement, emphasizing the need for better clinical coding and editing technology that can improve claims even before they’re submitted.
Resubmitting claims: Get it right the second time
It’s crucial to have a robust program for responding to denied claims. Here’s how to build one.
Tackling the biggest problems with your billing
Adding appropriate technology to your practice can have profound effects on the well-being of your operations, allowing your workforce to focus on what they do best while you concentrate on patient care.
Managing your payer mix to improve your bottom line
Payers don’t dole out equal pay for equal work, so it benefits your physician practice to understand who pays what (so you can negotiate more).
Why seeing more patients doesn’t equal greater productivity
Though traditional fee-for-service reimbursement is tied to volume, quality patient care can’t be increased by simply adding more appointments.
6 ways to improve your revenue cycle management
Increase your medical practice's revenue by understanding payer reimbursement tactics.
How hospital-acquired infections affect the bottom line
Substandard care can lead to reduced payments for hospitals with excess readmissions.
3 ways a community HIE can help boost your practice’s revenue
Community health information exchanges appear to offer many advantages, including increased revenue for physician practices.
Why you need to integrate behavioral health into your primary care practice
The Affordable Care Act required health insurance plans to include behavioral health coverage, and that has benefits for patients, physicians and payers alike.
How to discuss cognitive screenings with Medicare patients
Cognitive screenings are part of Medicare’s Annual Wellness Visit. But what’s the best way for physicians to empower patients on the subject of brain health?
5 questions to ask about wRVU compensation
If you're getting paid in work RVUS, then you need to understand what you’re being paid for and how to calculate your compensation.
Coding for preventive care and chronic care management
Coding expert Bill Dacey clears up some confusion about split billing and combination visits.
The way medicine should be practiced
One independent practice has improved patient outcomes, employee efficiency, and practice revenue by implementing a chronic care management program.
How to renegotiate payer contracts
Don’t settle for a bad deal. Boost your profits by renegotiating your payer contracts.
Get paid for procedures insurance won’t cover
Six tips that can help physicians collect on services not covered by third parties.
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