Pamela Lewis Dolan
7 ways to prepare for a meaningful use audit
Here are seven strategies your practice can use to make sure you meet all the requirements of the MU program should the auditors come calling, and ensure you can keep the incentive money you earned.
10 tips to assess Revenue Cycle Management vendors
10 tips to assess Revenue Cycle Management vendors
Outsourcing revenue cycle management can ease strain on practices, but physicians must study the details before signing a contract.
Time is money: 4 ways to manage practice productivity, organize staff
Time is the physician’s most important resource. Although healthcare is moving toward value-based payment models, most physician income still depends largely on effective time use based on the number and intensity of services provided. Here are four ways to optimize productivity.
Patient-centered medical home: Making care coordination work for your practice
The success of a patient-centered medical home relies on a practice’s ability to track the care patients receive across the various components of the medical home using care coordinators and technology. Here's how to get started.
High deductible plans: Balancing out-of-pocket costs and outcomes
Passage of the ACA and trends in the insurance industry are putting more of the cost burden on patients through high-deductible health plans, with significant implications for physicians, their income, and patient outcomes.
Be proactive to avoid HIPAA violations
Keeping patient data private has never been more important, and requires medical practices to navigate a web of mandates, analyses, and agreements.
Meaningful Use audits: Seven strategies to protect your practice
Meaningful Use audits: Seven strategies to protect your practice
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services had doled out more than $19 billion in meaningful use incentive payments. As the agency inches closer to its $27 billion budget, there’s evidence that it’s increasing its auditing activities. Physicians should assume they will be audited, and prepare accordingly.
Using chronic care methods to treat smoking cessation COPD
Using chronic care methods to treat smoking cessation COPD
Why taking a chronic care approach to smoking cessation is an effective way to battle the third leading cause of death in the United States

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