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4 tips to prevent a credentialing crisis

Stop relying on Excel spreadsheets and calendar alerts. Improve your credentialing efficiency, accuracy and speed with technology. From small private practices to large health systems, healthcare organizations must navigate the constantly evolving requirements and...

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12 ways practices can improve clean claim ratios

Submission of incomplete or inaccurate claims results in claim denials, delayed payments, and additional work for staff. Here's how you can minimize claim denials and ensure timely payments for your practice. Mastering the language of medical coding and billing is one...

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Take back control of uncompensated time

Tips for making the most of your revenue. Physicians spend a significant amount of their workdays-probably 20% or more-on uncompensated tasks thanks to a barrage of regulatory requirements, says Joseph Valenti, MD, a board member of the Physicians Foundation, a...

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7 Financial Reports Your Practice Needs to Run

Just like your patient's vitals provide you with metrics for treatment plans, financial reports provide you with metrics on the "health" of your practice. Most physicians readily admit that classes on how to run a successful medical practice was not part of the...

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Non-physician provider use of E&M codes

Practices are using E&M codes to bill for non-physician educational visits, but is this ok? Q: There seems to be a trend of practices using a variety of staff as ‘educators’ to provide patient education. The more recent ‘twist’ is the billing of E&M...

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A clinic’s lesson after opening during COVID19

How a high-volume clinic opened during the pandemic by planning for three principal areas of importance. If only resuming clinical operations during a pandemic were as simple as flipping a switch and welcoming patients back, health care providers across the country...

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7 ways to increase patient payments

Practices who fail to be proactive about collecting from patients will predictably experience a tsunami of accounts receivable. In most states, medical practices are re-opening and ramping up patient volume. Appointments and procedures are increasing, and physicians...

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Steps to improve physician engagement

Handling more than 1 billion patient encounters per year, America’s 1+ million physicians are the foundation and primary economic drivers of U.S. health care. To give an idea of physicians’ impact, the average full-time physician creates nearly $2.4 million in...

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Seven ways to improve patient satisfaction

The key to patient satisfaction…employee satisfaction! When your staff is happy and engaged, they are more likely to treat patients in ways that drive their satisfaction. It’s one key reason why it pays to focus on morale at the office. Not to mention its impact on...

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Proper termination of an existing contract

A common question I am asked by physicians is how to properly terminate an existing contract. This is an important question because improper termination, or failure to understand the termination provisions, can lead to legal and financial consequences. First, most...

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