New Tech Tools for Dermatologists Hold Promise

Dermatologists have a variety of new tools to help them be better doctors. Systems with mole detection are just one example. Another tech development that deserves consideration is Dermascopy, since there is general consensus that a dermascope can improve the quality … Read More

How to Choose a Medical Billing Company

Choosing a medical billing services company is one of the most important decisions you can make for your medical practice, clinic, group or hospital. How quickly claims are processed and how much money is collected on each claim can dramatically … Read More

EHRs Can Frustrate Patients Seeking Billing Answers

While there are many benefits to adopting an EHR for your medical practice, in our experience, many practices are not given the full picture of how adopting an EHR will change their practice internally and from a patient-facing perspective. We’ve … Read More

Managing the Beginning-of-the-Year Cash Crunch

Our CEO Andrew Graham was recently interviewed for Phreesia’s blog, talking about how to manage that beginning-of-the-year cash crunch. The post below originally appeared on Phreesia. When it comes to cash flow during the first few months of the year, … Read More

Do EHRs Lower Billing Costs? In Short, No

EHRs have been touted as a way of bringing greater administrative efficiency into medical practices, but do EHRs lower billing costs? In short, no. According to a recent study from JAMA, EHRs do not lower administrative costs associated with billing. … Read More

MedPAC, MIPS & VVP: What You Need to Know

Since the adoption of MIPS in 2017, there’s been some debate over whether MIPS does what it intends to do, which is reward providers for the value of their care and for positive patient outcomes. This month, the Medicare Payment … Read More

Our Commitment to the Independent Doc

There’s little doubt 2017 was a crazy year on the healthcare front. We witnessed multiple ACA repeal attempts, the removal of the individual mandate, and a bunch of huge healthcare mergers. From where we sit, it doesn’t look like 2018 … Read More

Wishing You a Merry Christmas and a Restful New Year

The last word we’d usually use to describe the holiday season is “restful”; many of us are rushing around to buy last-minute gifts, making travel plans, and trying to get everything wrapped up at work before 2018 hits. Let’s change … Read More

Looking Ahead to MACRA in 2018

After Thanksgiving, it might be tempting to coast through Christmas and New Year’s and into 2018. Like many other temptations, this is one to resist. We’ve shared in our last few posts how you should be preparing for billing and … Read More

Should You Sell Your Practice to Private Equity?

By Andrew Graham CEO, Clinic Service It’s hard to deny that it is becoming increasingly challenging to be an independent practice. Increasing regulation and decreasing reimbursements are putting a financial strain on independent practices. Enter private equity. Private equity has entered … Read More

Overall, Docs Disillusioned With Healthcare

By Michael Kuehn, Vice President of Clinic Service Doctors appear less satisfied with the healthcare sector as a whole according to the results of Physicians’ Practice’s 2017 Great American Physician Survey.  Since we work with docs and their staffs everyday, … Read More

In-House Billing Errors All Too Common

Did you know that 80% of all medical bills contain mistakes? Even worse, $68 billion in lost healthcare spending can be attributed to medical billing mistakes, according to Kaiser Health. According to a recent article from Medical Economics, the problem … Read More

Survey Finds Many Docs Ill-Equipped for the QPP

With a little over half of 2017 in the rear-view mirror, how are you doing when it comes to changes in MACRA and MIPS? According to a recent joint survey from KPMG and the American Medical Association, doctors are struggling … Read More

Choosing a Medical Biller: Things to Consider

Choosing a medical biller is one of the most important decisions you can make for your medical practice or hospital. How quickly claims are processed and how much money is collected on each claim can dramatically affect not only your … Read More

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

How to Improve Physician-Patient Communication

Effective communication is the foundation of a positive and healthy physician-patient relationship. When this relationship is strained, patients often hold back from asking questions or sharing opinions, and end up less involved than they could be in making their own … Read More

Not Ready for MACRA? This Online Tool Can Help

CMS declared 2017 a transitional year for Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) compliance, which would mean 2018 payments would not be affected by that year’s performance. This flexibility will most likely disappear in 2018, and those practices that … Read More

Winning at Company Culture

Is employee turnover at an all-time high? Is morale down? It might be time to evaluate your company’s culture. Studies have shown that a positive workplace culture leads to increased productivity, better employee morale and the ability to keep skilled … Read More

The Financial Struggle of Independent Physicians

Financial pressure and the hassles of getting paid by insurance companies threatens the existence of independent physician practices. At this point, it’s estimated that only about 1 in 3 doctors remains in private practice. The trend intensified between 2012-2015, when … Read More

How to Alleviate Stress and Prevent Physician Burnout

Faced with tremendous uncertainty about the future of the U.S. healthcare system, doctors stress levels are at an all-time high. Unfortunately, the combination of chronic stress and depression can lead to exhaustion, cynicism, and ineffectiveness – otherwise known as physician … Read More

The Future of Obamacare

The first major step in dismantling the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, has already been achieved. A final vote of 51-48 paved the way for Obamacare to be replaced as early as next week. Today, the newly formed budget … Read More

How to Manage Your Practice’s Online Reputation

Before choosing a new doctor, many healthcare consumers do their due diligence and spend time researching a doctor and/or practice online. By reading online ratings and reviews, they’re forming an opinion of your practice before they even set foot in … Read More

Deck the Halls with ICD-10 Codes

The weather outside is turning frightful and it’s that time of year when accidents and injuries are plentiful. Here are 10 funny ICD-10 codes to help you get through winter and the mayhem of the holidays. Y92.59 – Injury at … Read More

Post-Election Healthcare Predictions

Under a Trump presidency, no one knows exactly what changes to regulation are heading our way. However, with healthcare reform being a top priority, we do have a few predictions for what lies ahead under this administration and how these changes could impact … Read More

MACRA Pick Your Own Pace

Earlier this month, CMS announced that it’s creating a tiered approach that allows physicians and other clinicians more flexibility in reporting data in the first year of Medicare’s new quality payment program, which is set to start Jan. 1, 2017. … Read More

ICD-10 for the Accident-Prone Olympic Athlete

Many agree that the Summer Olympic Games are one of the most exciting sporting events in the world. From Michael Phelps to the “Final Five,” it’s easy to get swept up into Olympic fever [ICD-10 Code: R50.9]. Get into the … Read More

ICD-10 and Coding Accuracy

Despite a smooth transition to ICD-10 with relatively few technical glitches, there have been questions about the accuracy of the coding. ICD-10 Monitor recently published results from a survey they compiled and analyzed data from 300 coders at 50 health … Read More

It’s a Cruel, Cruel Summer (ICD-10 Style)

There are countless reasons to love the summer… barbecues, pool parties, fireworks. But the warmer months have their drawbacks too. To help you prepare for the medical mishaps, we compiled a list of ICD-10 codes for summer. You forgot to … Read More

CMS Adding New ICD-10 Codes October 1

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it will add nearly 1,900 new diagnosis codes and 3,651 hospital inpatient procedure codes to the ICD-10 system in fiscal year 2017. Nearly 500 code titles will also be revised. The additions … Read More

Coding the Zika Virus

The Zika virus, a flavivirus spread by infected mosquitoes, has recently made its way to the U.S. (including two confirmed cases in Denver) from travelers returning from infected areas, such as South America. So far, there haven’t been any locally … Read More

ICD-10 and the Value of Drug Underdosing Documentation

The implementation of ICD-10 allows us to capture “drug underdosing” for the first time, which can provide insights on hospital readmissions. This new data could prove invaluable as reimbursement models shift toward accountable care. What is underdosing? Underdosing occurs when … Read More

How I Love Thee ICD-10, Let me Count The Ways

Let’s face it, Valentine’s Day is not all candy hearts and roses. Before the holiday of love approaches, let’s brush up on some ICD-10 codes that could send the enamored straight to the doctor’s office. And yes, believe it or … Read More

ColoradoCare Threatens Physician Practices

ColoradoCare, the Single Payer ballot measure Coloradans will vote on this fall, represents a real threat to physician practices. Many physicians and other industry types I speak with admit to being a little flat-footed on the issue. “It won’t pass, … Read More

Maximize Your Practice’s Revenue in 2016

It’s the beginning of a new year. How is your practice doing financially? More and more practices are discovering that by outsourcing their medical billing, they can increase revenue, cash flow and efficiency. With the implementation of ICD-10, it’s vital … Read More

‘Tis the Season for ICD-10

The days are shorter, there’s a nip in the air and there’s a good chance you might run across one of these ICD-10 codes this holiday season: W34.110 Accidental malfunction of BB gun You finally received the coveted Official Daisy … Read More

Open Enrollment & Tips to Pass Onto Your Patients

Having to choose between multiple health care plans can be a daunting task. Now that health insurance open enrollment season is underway, it’s very likely that many of your patients are anxious about what they should do on the coverage … Read More

ER Costs in The Spotlight

The Denver media has shown a renewed interest in emergency room (ER) charges in the wake of articles in the Denver Post highlighting the growth of free-standing ER facilities popping up all around the Denver metro area, and patients accidentally … Read More

ICD-10: Too Early to Exhale

After several postponements, ICD-10 is finally in full effect and thus far, the general consensus is that it is healthcare’s Y2K – talks of power outages and rioting in the street were nothing more than a fearful prediction. In reality, … Read More

Out-of-Network Billing Fight Rages in NJ

There’s a battle brewing in New Jersey around the issue of out-of-network billing by providers. Aetna has sued half a dozen New Jersey providers for alleged gross over-billing of Aetna patients who went out of the insurers network for care. … Read More

Is Your Practice ICD-10 Ready?

In less than a month, ICD-10 goes into effect. Is your practice ready for ICD-10? If not, Clinic Service is still available to assist you. Darla McClung, Clinic Service’s resident ICD-10 expert, shares what we’ve done to get ready for … Read More

Clinic Service Orthopedic Practice Success Story

The Client An orthopedic practice with two surgeons and a physician's assistant. The Challenge The practice was utilizing a billing firm that was a relying on a billing module built into the practice's electronic health records (EHR) system. The arrangement … Read More

How to Navigate High-Deductible Health Plans

The rise of high-deductible health plans is one of the major health care trends to take place since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (also known Obamacare). This trend not only affects patients, but it also has a direct … Read More

Tips to Improve Your Practice’s Efficiency

Work smarter, not harder to keep your practice running as efficiently as possible: Delegate! Don't perform tasks that don't require an doctor. Examine your activities frequently, and get staff input about ways to do them more efficiently. Delegate as many … Read More

Obamacare Dodges Bullet

Obamacare is here to stay, or at least for a good bit longer. It became official with last week’s U.S. Supreme Court decision in favor of nationwide subsidies called for in the Affordable Care Act (ACA). While controversial, Obamacare has … Read More

ICD-10 Update

Earlier this month, the House of Representatives proposed the implementation of a ICD-10 “grace period” to help physicians and healthcare providers transition from ICD-9 into ICD-10.  Within the proposed two-year window under H.R. 2652, healthcare providers’ coding errors would not … Read More

The Need to Hire Outside Help

When you first started your own practice, you likely did everything yourself. What you have built is impressive, but as your practices has grown it is clear that is time to seek professional help with the financial aspects of your … 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

Bundled Payments and the Changing Healthcare Landscape

There’s been a lot of buzz in the industry around bundled payments since it has potential to transform the current healthcare system through payment reform. So what is payment bundling? Also known as episode-based payment, payment bundling is the reimbursement … 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

How to Reduce Denied Claims

What does your practice’s denial rate look like? If it is higher than 4 percent, you need to take action. By implementing these simple steps, you can help to avoid billing mistakes and denied claims. Verify Insurance Not verifying insurance … Read More

Reinventing Your Practice Amidst the ACA Pinch

Are you feeling the pinch now that the federally funded Medicaid primary pay bump has expired? If so, you’re certainly not alone. Many primary care doctors in Colorado who see Medicaid patients this year will get a fee cut averaging … Read More

When is it Time to Go to Collections?

When outstanding patient balances grow out of control, your practice may feel there’s no option but to place them in the hands of a collection agency. However, turning an account over to collections should only be used as a last … 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

What is your mobile health technology strategy?

Changes are happening in every area of healthcare, including mobile technology and devices.  Tom Barnett, VP of Health Information Technology at NorthShore University HealthSystem, speaks of the need for a 'structured approach' in his article on the HIMSS (Healthcare Information and … Read More

Study Warns of Inefficient Security in Healthcare IT

Healthcare IT is undergoing a revolution. Electronic Health Records, ICD-10, Meaningful Use incentives and the list goes on. However, patients and providers alike are expressing concerns about security. A new study shows those concerns are warranted. The study revealed that … Read More

New CMS Rule That Will Save Providers Hundreds of Millions

When announcements about Medicare reform come out, physician office managers usually cringe. Typically, it means more red tape, paperwork and staff time. However, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced reforms last week that will actually save money … Read More

Efficient Medical Data Reporting for Meaningful Use

The most important aspect of Meaningful Use is accurate data; therefore medical practice administrators must have efficient reporting processes established when it is time to submit for Meaningful Use. The end of the 2nd reporting quarter, for those who are in their … Read More

AMA Urges HHS to Reconsider ICD-10 Mandate

The transition to ICD-10 is one of the largest technical implementations the health care industry has seen in decades. With the October 1 deadline approaching, many physicians are struggling to ensure their office is in compliance. The American Medical Association … Read More

How Expanded Medicaid Affects Physicians and Patients

Under the Affordable Care Act, states were mandated to expand Medicaid. However, the Supreme Court ruled that states cannot be forced to adopt the expansion. As a result, only about half the states have expanded their Medicaid programs. Colorado is … Read More

What HIPAA and HITECH Mean to Medical Devices

First a little history: It was back in 2009 when Robert Klepinski wrote his article “A Quick HIPAA Check for Medical Device Companies,” hospitals and doctors were familiar with HIPAA regulations. It was definitely a new and growing concern at … Read More

3 Healthcare Buzzwords for 2014

If you thought 2013 was a transitional year for health care, sit tight. Health care professionals and analysts predict 2014 to get even rockier as the Affordable Care Act becomes fully implemented. According to HealthLeaders Media Council, here are three buzzwords … Read More

Should You Allow Patients to Pay Medical Bills Online?

As the healthcare moves into the digital world, some physicians are setting up systems that allow their patients to pay bills online, and with good reason. Online medical billing can increase compliance with paying medical bills on-time and is often … Read More

5 Steps to Eliminate Medical Billing and Coding Errors

Medical billing and coding errors can cost physicians and their practice thousands of dollars each year. But there are a few simple tips to reduce and even eliminate billing and coding problems. 1.       Review billing and coding processes and see … Read More

Will Doctors be Reimbursed Less by Exchange Plans?

Reimbursement rates for contracts obtained through the ACA exchanges have not yet been determined by almost all payers. The insurance companies have not set their reimbursement rates because they don’t know how many people they will have to cover from … Read More

Staying HIPAA Compliant When Using Mobile Devices and Apps

Technology has changed the face of medical practice management drastically over the last few years. Many physicians are using laptops, smartphones and tablets to better serve their patients. In fact, mHealthNews reported that nearly three-quarters of all physicians in the U.S. use their … Read More

When Do You Need to Hire a Medical Practice Consultant?

Hiring a medical practice consultant is a smart decision for practices looking to produce greater business efficiency, productivity or profitability through improved revenue cycle management; but when should you hire a consultant instead of doing the work yourself? Three of the … Read More

Medical Practice Management Workflow Advice from the AMA

  The American Medical Association (AMA) believes in the importance of ongoing improvements in medical practice management and  offers an online course to provide physicians with information about redesigning their workflow with the use of health information technology. While the course is aimed … Read More

Revenue Cycle Management

  What happened to the claim?  Did the whole claim get paid?  Is it going to be rejected? When will the claim be paid? If you have been asking yourself these questions frequently, then it seems you are ready for … Read More

6 Healthcare Trends That Will Drive Change in 2013

After perusing year-end news releases, the staff at Clinic Service has compiled a list of high-profile concepts that will likely be at the center of debate about best medical practices in 2013. In no particular order, they are: 1. “As … Read More

EMRs Linked to Medicare Fraud?

The Denver Post recently ran an editorial that got our attention and the attention of many in the medical practice management field. In “A failed checkup for digital records,” the Post spotlighted an important but touchy issue: Medicare fraud fears … Read More

Medical Billing: Costs vs. Benefits of Outsourcing

Outsourcing medical billing and other medical office business is a decision many physicians face.  Medical professionals have invested years, maybe even decades, learning, practicing, and becoming experts in their specialty. As a physician, your role is to provide quality care … Read More

Medical Practice Management—Days of Change

Medical offices are in a state of change and fluctuation these days. The Affordable Health care Act of 2009, popularly known as "Obamacare" has caused those reliant on medical insurance to take pause. Also, the upcoming election and with it … Read More

Medical Billing Errors = Poor Referral Rates

You may be the best looking doctor in town with the most attentive manner and the longest list of degrees on your wall. However, if something as routine as your medical billing services creates a headache for your patients, the … Read More

83% of Medical Doctors ready to quit!

The latest headlines say that doctors think medicine is on the wrong track and that the government is largely to blame. The reports state that 83% of doctors are considering quitting over the Obamacare regulations. The Doctor Patient Medical Association, … Read More

Improve Patient Relationships in 5 Steps

Keep the patients you have and allow your relationships with your patients be the motivating factor for word of mouth advertising.  Get your whole team involved from Practice Managers, to Physicians, to RNs, and even your medical billing staff.  One … Read More

EHR Software Empowers Rural Healthcare Providers

Electronic Health Records (also called Electronic Medical Records) are changing the Healthcare industry by providing better records access for physicians and patients. Medical practice managers in larger cities have already seen the amazing impact of EHR software on patient heath, … Read More

Healthcare and Social Media: Are You Risking Confidentiality?

Years ago, the concept of a doctor or any medical professional using social media in a professional capacity would have been outlandish and unthinkable.  However, as time progresses, patients are demanding different avenues of contact between themselves and their physicians.  … Read More

Accountable Care Organization Summit: 6 Hot Topics for Debate

ACO's Summit (Accountable Care Organization) offers Medical Practitioners, Medical Office Managers, and Medical Billing staff the opportunity to learn from leaders and overcome profit barriers.  The National Accountable Care Organization Summit takes place June 6-9, 2012 in Washington DC.  Medical … Read More

EMR/EHR System: Bring Your Practice into the Network

Physicians are the primary drivers of electronic medical records (EMR/EHR), but who makes decisions regarding the exchange of information between doctors and hospitals? Mary Shedden’s article in the March 25th edition of The Tampa Tribune, “Hospitals, doctors vie to create … Read More

EMR Software and Patient Security

When information jumps from paper to electronic records, security risks at are the forefront of users' minds. Back when we used bank books to track cash withdrawals, someone would have to physically get a hold of your bank book to … Read More

Clinic Service’s EMR: More than Software

We have talked a lot about EMR on this blog; from buying to selecting to using. We’ve also talked somewhat about what happens after you buy an EMR product.  A lot of companies talk about how easy their own EMR … Read More

Medical billing and changing health care

Last week, Health Leaders posted an article from Kaiser Health addressing the new medicine model: healthcare in retail. Wal-Mart is looking at how to incorporate general care into their retail centers. Wal-Mart previously changed the game by adding $4 generic … Read More

Practice Management: Incorporating your practice

What does it mean when business managers, lawyers and consultants talk about incorporation?  Incorporating a medical practice means weighing the pros and cons. It can mean a difference in taxes, liability and costs.  Finding someone who can give advice on … Read More

Practice Management: Starting your own practice

Physicians go into the medical field to practice medicine.  Medical school does not cover topics like hiring staff, finding a good office location, getting referrals or setting up billing systems.  Most doctors would probably admit that they never even wanted … Read More

Ease of Use with Medical Billing Software

When looking at software for following the new regulations, it is important to understand if the software is compliant with new health regulations.  But for many people, understanding basic technology to make a sound decision when selecting software or outsourcing … Read More

7 Strategies to Improve Medical Billing in Your Practice

Medical billing can be thought of as numbers and codes; paperwork and forms.  But correct medical billing can prevent monetary issues for families, and difficult  accounting issues for medical practices.  Both sides benefit by feeling successful ; the patient feels … Read More

Best Practices in Medical Billing: Steps Nine, Ten, Eleven

Billing and collections.  It sounds straight-forward, routine even.  Something that is done in thousands of medical offices with qualified professionals. Most physicians themselves have a general understanding of how the medical billing process works: Enter patient information into an EHR … Read More

The Medical Billing Industry is in the News…

…and it’s not necessarily good. I’m sure many of you have seen the story in the local news about the Denver based billing company that has been accused of conducting several unethical business practices. We can’t assume guilt as I … Read More

Accountable Care Doesn’t Need an Organization

With the January 1, 2012 implementation deadline for ACOs approaching quickly, many practice groups hustle to be ready, some believe they are, and some don’t know where to begin. For many small medical practices, planning for an ACO falls on … Read More

Fixing Flaws in Healthcare

On March 31, 2011 the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) released the proposed guidelines for an Accountable Care Organization (ACO), a subprogram of the Medicare Shared Savings Program, Section 3022 of the Affordable Care Act.  The CMS currently … Read More

Hiring and Motivating a World-Class Staff—Part II

In this next blog, I’d like to bring you back to VP Michael Kuehn’s presentation, Hiring and Motivating a World-Class Staff. In part one, How to Hire: Know the Job, we brought you the first portion of Michael’s recent presentation … Read More

5 Things Doctor Practices Should Demand From Their EMR

As you’re searching for the perfect electronic medical record (EMR) to fulfill either your office’s needs or simply trying to achieve meaningful use standards, you have many aspects of your business and the potential EMR to consider. You can use … Read More

Hiring and Motivating a World-Class Staff

How to Hire the Right Person for the Job “I don’t have seminars, I have workshops,” Michael Kuehn, Vice President of Clinic Service said as he handed out pieces of paper to the participants; “I’m going to make you all … Read More

3 Questions Doctors Should Ask: Implementing an EMR

Continued/Part III: Question #3: Am I facilitating my practice with the new technology or does it force me to restructure my time-tested operations to fit it? Answering this question requires that you have already answered other; this transformation will be … Read More

3 Questions Doctors Should Ask: Implementing an EMR

Introduction Technology. We love it when it works for us–and hate it when it doesn’t. In the world of healthcare, the hottest tech buzzword has been the big ‘EMR’, coupled of course with ‘Meaningful Use.’ And this update is not-likely … Read More

C-Suite EMR is Now Complete EMR Meaningful Use Certified!

It’s Official—Clinic Service C-Suite EMR is Now Complete EMR Meaningful Use Certified! Clinic Service Corporation’s SaaS (software as a solution) EMR, C-Suite (or C-Sweet!) is officially Meaningful Use Certified as of April 20, 2011. The Office of National Coordinator for … Read More

Meaningful Use Confusion: Revisited

In his article from March 30, 2011 “Meaningful Use Authority maps the Path to Stage Two in Speech to Health IT Summit” Frank Irving outlines Dr. Tang’s speech addressing the timeline for qualifying for ARRA Medicare/Medicaid payments. In short, there … Read More

Wading Through Meaningful Use Confusion

In our last blog we outlined the nuts and bolts of the overwhelming changes facing physicians. But the question remains: What does this really mean? What should I expect and what should I ignore? No single blog entry can cover … Read More

Meaningful Use: A Summary History

As time progresses and the mandatory implementation of Stage 2 of Meaningful Use criteria looms closer, many physicians are still trying to grasp what exactly Meaningful Use is, and how to fully comply with Stage One. A bit of history … Read More

Understanding Cash Flow: The Key to Growing Your Medical Practice

In private practices, doctors have the distracting and unfortunate need to understand the underlying operating practices of their business model. Unfortunately, most do not—at least to an adequate degree. Accounting practices make this even more difficult by obscuring the ‘lifeblood’—if … Read More

Happy New Year

Congratulations on your successes in 2010. We have weathered multiple threats of Medicare SGR reduction, been dizzied by EMR rhetoric, and endured the politics of health reform. Regardless of these external factors, you continued to provide great care and drive … Read More

To Honor and Serve

Something amazing happens when I meet with our Doctors. Most often when I am asked to help, it is to discuss matters of financial return, coding unknowns, patient account problems, reimbursement confusion, or some other very important matter relating to … Read More