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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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5 Ways Texting Makes Telehealth Simpler and More Effective

The healthcare industry is faced with an existential threat to its traditional business model because of COVID-19. Healthcare has always been a bricks and mortar industry built around face-to-face interactions. Patients schedule appointments and then show up in person...

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National Healthcare Spending to Climb to 19.7% of GDP by 2028

New estimates from the Office of the Actuary at CMS show that national healthcare spending is slated to grow by 5.4% annually from 2019-28 but those projections do not account for COVID-19. Researchers at the Office of the Actuary at CMS project national healthcare...

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Medicare Payments Unfair to Providers Treating Vulnerable Patients

Providers, hospitals, and Medicare Advantage plans treating the most vulnerable populations are at risk for inequitable Medicare payments given the program’s current payment system. Medicare’s reimbursement methodology risks unfairly paying providers, hospitals, and...

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Patient-Driven Payment Model Reimbursement Exceeds CMS Prediction

After the Patient-Driven Payment Model closed its first billing cycle, rates exceeded CMS’ predictions for skilled nursing facilities. Initial analysis of the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) shows success in the model’s rollout, exceeding the Centers for Medicare...

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No Reimbursement Impedes Social Determinants of Health Progress

A lack of direct reimbursement was the top factor standing in the way of social determinants of health progress, followed by inability to demonstrate ROI, a survey shows. Hospitals are struggling to implement and sustain programs addressing social determinants of...

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