Author

Elizabeth

  • [addtoany]
    If you own all or part of an ambulatory surgery center (ASC), you’ve invested a lot of money, energy, and time into what is, essentially, a small business. So how do you ensure your ASC is staying profitable on top of everything else you do   Read more..
    Posted on 8 Dec, 2017
    By Elizabeth
    Overcome These 6 Factors that Threaten to Erode Your ASC Profits
  • [addtoany]
    Yes, yes, and yes—self-auditing is essential. Given the federal government's focus on ferreting out health care fraud and abuse, practices that don't implement compliance programs are putting themselves at risk. A vital part of an effective compliance program is implementing a method to monitor your practice's   Read more..
    Posted on 6 Dec, 2017
    By Elizabeth
    Is Self-Auditing Really Necessary?
  • [addtoany]
    Today’s coders need to get up speed on risk adjustment coding and HCC coding selection because clinical documentation in your HCC coding, including RAF scores, will impact your payment under MACRA. Role of HCC Coding in Reimbursement Under MACRA Programs Proactive attention to ICD-10 coding specifics,   Read more..
    Posted on 25 Nov, 2017
    By Elizabeth
    Hierarchical Condition Category (HCC) and Risk Adjustment Coding are Paramount to MACRA Success
  • [addtoany]
    MACRA obviously has increased the need for CDI in outpatient and clinical settings. MIPS success requires it. Clinical documentation in your HCC coding, including RAF scores, will impact your payment under MACRA. CDI Fast Facts MACRA has increased the need to consider CDI in outpatient or   Read more..
    Posted on 23 Nov, 2017
    By Elizabeth
    Clinical Documentation Improvement for Optimal Risk Adjustment
  • [addtoany]
    Facebook is now an inescapable part of modern life. The popular social networking site boasts 1.86 billion monthly active users as of the end of 2016, and those users come to keep up with their friends, share news and videos, and interact with businesses. Your   Read more..
    Posted on 20 Nov, 2017
    By Elizabeth
    Medical Practice Marketing: Creating & Maintaining an Effective Facebook Page
  • [addtoany]
    The federal government knows the severity of cyberattacks and data breaches in the healthcare industry. That’s why the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have created laws, regulations, and guidelines to keep you and your   Read more..
    Posted on 14 Nov, 2017
    By Elizabeth
    Cybersecurity: Are You Keeping Up with Technology?
  • [addtoany]
    The first encounter your patients may have with your agency is via an Internet search for you. Your website, then, is your first opportunity to attract and convert patients and boost patient satisfaction. The user experience you provide should load quickly, state information clearly, and   Read more..
    Posted on 9 Nov, 2017
    By Elizabeth
    Is Your Home Health Agency’s Website Working for You?
  • [addtoany]
    People with high EQs are self-aware, curious, and not afraid to challenge themselves to learn and grow—all traits that contribute financially to a practice.
    For quite a while, businesses have stressed the importance of emotional intelligence (EQ). More recently, healthcare has also begun to recognize its crucial role in patient-centered care. Indeed, providers’ EQ may be just as important as IQ in healing patients. Emotional intelligence is also an   Read more..
    Posted on 6 Nov, 2017
    By Elizabeth
    Emotional Intelligence for Medical Practice Management & Success
  • [addtoany]
    Remember the movie Field of Dreams? An Iowa farmer (played by Kevin Costner) is walking through his cornfield when he hears a voice whisper repeatedly, “If you build it, he will come.” He sees a vision of a baseball diamond in his field, decides to   Read more..
    Posted on 3 Nov, 2017
    By Elizabeth
    If You Build It, Will They Come?
  • [addtoany]
    More than two decades ago, a few legislators with good intentions wanted to prevent conflicts of interest in medical decision making that involved Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries. Starting with clinical labs, Congress began to pass laws prohibiting physicians from referring patients to designated health services   Read more..
    Posted on 30 Oct, 2017
    By Elizabeth
    Are you familiar with the Physician Self-Referral Law—a.k.a, The Stark Law?