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12 strategies to improving prior authorizations
Tips for battling prior authorizationsHow approval hassles for ordering tests or prescribing drugs can get in the way of caring for patients.
Top 5 tips for combatting 2017 coding concerns
Top 5 tips for combatting 2017 coding concernsThe calendar may say the ICD-10 transition is long gone, but practices still will likely feel its repercussions in 2017 in terms of payer requests, denials and the new code set’s influence on value-based care. Looking to next year, practices should start being proactive with these coding opportunities now to consider how the following five factors will impact documenting, coding and billing for care
How patients benefit when we move beyond HCAHPSAs is often the case in healthcare and business, no one single tool provides sufficient information to create sustainable solutions for a challenge at hand. And so it goes with the HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) survey.
5 strategies to reduce malpractice lawsuit threats
5 strategies to reduce malpractice lawsuit threatsWhen it comes to getting sued for medical malpractice, it is unfortunately more a case of “when” than “if.”
Medical home pros and cons for small practicesThe hard work and cost of becoming a PCMH will benefit practices as they begin value-based pay.
Doctors get new flexibility in Meaningful Use reporting
Doctors get new flexibility in Meaningful Use reportingDoctors taking part in stage 2 of the Meaningful Use program for electronic health records (EHRs) will get some welcome flexibility in their reporting requirements next year.
Avoiding financial disaster when collecting patient debt
Avoiding financial disaster when collecting patient debtAs deductibles rise, the ability for you to avoid financial ruin gets to be tougher if you don’t take patient balances seriously. So what to do?
Tips for physicians to earn secondary incomes
Tips for physicians to earn secondary incomesThe Medical Economics Physicians Report published earlier this year took an exclusive look at the financial state of primary care practices in the United States, including asking physicians if they received a secondary income outside their practice or employer. But how does a physician, with a full-time practice, for example, become an expert witness, staff extra shifts in urgent care or work in telemedicine?
Could your family live on $50K a year if you died?
Could your family live on $50K a year if you died?In planning for worst-case scenarios, don’t leave your family unprepared.