3 Ways to Bring Kindness to Patient Collections

When you think about the words “compassion” or “kindness,” you probably think first about your clinical care. While bedside manner is critical, the clinical setting isn’t the only aspect of your practice where kindness belongs. What about your billing department? … Read More

Physicians Spending Too Much Time Behind Their Desks, Not Enough Time With Patients

Do you feel like you’re spending more time at a desk than with your patients? You’re not alone. In a recent study, observers documented how U.S. physicians from four different specialties (family medicine, internal medicine, cardiology, and orthopedics) spent their … Read More

What Your Patients Should Know About Medical Billing

Navigating the complicated health care financial system can be a nightmare since the smallest misstep can cost thousands of dollars. Pass along these simple tips to your patients to help them avoid paying unnecessarily high fees. Tip #1 – Don’t … Read More

Tips to Maximize Your Practice’s Revenue Cycle

With declining Medicare reimbursements, the impending ICD-10 transition in October, and growing patient responsibility for payments, physicians are increasingly concerned about how they are going to get paid. Here are five tips to help you maximize your revenue cycle: New … Read More

Preparing for the ICD-10 Rollout

What is ICD-10? International Classification of Disease tenth revision (ICD-10) is a system of coding created by the World Health Organization that notes various medical records including diseases, symptoms, abnormal findings and external causes of injury. Next October 1, 2015, … Read More

Does Outsourcing to Medical Billing Companies Make Sense? Use These Tools to Find Out

Medical practices of all sizes must make decisions that not only are for the betterment of the services provided to patients, but also for the financial health of the practice. One such decision to be made is if outsourcing to medical … Read More

How to Measure the Optimal Physician to Staff Ratio

If you wonder whether you employ too many or too few clinical staff in your medical practice, you’re not alone.  Many physicians share this concern and don’t know how to assess what the right number is for their practice.  Fortunately, there are … Read More

How to Turn Medical Billing into a Physician and Patient Asset

The face of healthcare has changed. With the new Affordable Healthcare Act, many small private practices have been inundated with new patients clamoring to get in and be seen. Physicians are trying desperately to keep up with the demand, and … Read More

Survey Shows Impact of Value-based Metrics on Physician Compensation

Health care reform has ignited much debate on health care costs and how compensation should be calculated for services. Physicians and insurers alike have strong opinions about the value-based and quality-of-care metrics put in place by the Affordable Care Act. … Read More

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