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Elizabeth
Elizabeth works on an array of projects at TCI, researching and writing about modern reimbursement challenges. Since joining TCI in 2017, she has also covered the nuts and bolts of cybersecurity, compliance with federal laws, and how to tap into the advantages of telehealth services.

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    Money can’t buy happiness, but happiness can—and does—make money. Patient satisfaction pays. In the wake of healthcare reform and its focus on patient-centered care, today’s patients are choosing happiness. Elevated to the role of consumer, they’re now in the driver’s seat. Patients are looking at   Read more..
    Posted on 5 Apr, 2018
    By Elizabeth
    The Patient Experience—It’s Your Bottom Line, Part I
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    Within a matter of months, 150 million Medicare health insurance claim numbers will be changed to new Medicare beneficiary identifier (MBI) numbers. Out With the Old Historically, the Medicare beneficiary’s identification Health Insurance Claim Number (HICN) has been used for processing claims and determining eligibility for services   Read more..
    Posted on 3 Apr, 2018
    By Elizabeth
    10 Things You Need to Do to Gear Up for New Medicare Numbers
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    How knowledgeable are you of Federal regulations governing your practice? Are you equipped to safeguard your organization from violating the Physician Self-Referral Law (Stark Law), the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS), and the False Claims Act (FCA)? Various government agencies—the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Department of Health   Read more..
    Posted on 28 Mar, 2018
    By Elizabeth
    3 Federal Laws That Could Land Your Medical Practice on the Wall of Shame
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    Streamlining accounts receivable processes, fine-tuning patient engagement, improving staff efficiency, finessing payer relations, negotiating equitable contracts, maintaining compliance with ever-changing regulations—there’s always something. Managing a medical practice is not easy. But you can make the job easier on yourself and your staff with tips to get   Read more..
    Posted on 26 Mar, 2018
    By Elizabeth
    4 Convenient Tips to Make Practice Management Easier
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    What’s the most valuable asset a practice or office manager could possess—number of years in the industry, an impressive resume, a wall of certificates? None of these hold a candle to the one tool you can’t afford to lack—a positive, constructive attitude. It’s not what you   Read more..
    Posted on 22 Mar, 2018
    By Elizabeth
    The First Leadership Choice Every Practice Manager Should Make
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    MACRA stress is—and has been—high. Last year’s AMA/ KPMG survey reported that fewer than one of four physicians had perceived themselves as "well prepared" to meet MACRA’s Quality Payment Program (QPP) reporting requirements in 2017. Ninety percent of the physicians surveyed had considered the requirements   Read more..
    Posted on 19 Mar, 2018
    By Elizabeth
    MIPS: How Hard Is Hard? CMS Wants to Know
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    If it happens, it won’t happen soon, not until 2019 or 2020—but happen, it may. MIPS could be repealed. The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) voted 14-2 to ask Congress to repeal and replace MIPS. Who or what is MedPAC? MedPAC is an independent legislative body established in   Read more..
    Posted on 14 Mar, 2018
    By Elizabeth
    MIPS is on the Chopping Block—and Just When You Thought You Might Get the Knack of It
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    Given the current level of criminal cyber activity, the chances are almost guaranteed that your system is attempting to fend off a penetration of your network as you read this. More than 94% of healthcare providers have faced off against a form of data breach, and   Read more..
    Posted on 8 Mar, 2018
    By Elizabeth
    Data-for-Ransom: Is Your Medical Practice at Risk of Cyber-Abduction?
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    Providers Conquering Distance and Time Jonathan Linkous, chief executive officer of the American Telemedicine Association, makes a point: “Patients already schedule appointments online, review their lab tests, email their doctors.” It’s the digital age, after all. We seemingly enter this world with a smart phone in hand   Read more..
    Posted on 5 Mar, 2018
    By Elizabeth
    The U.S. Healthcare Crisis: Telemedicine to the Rescue — Part III
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    Take Inspiration from Flagship Programs & Innovative Telemedicine Applications The use of technology to deliver healthcare or health information from a distance, otherwise known as telemedicine or telehealth, offers myriad benefits to the patient population, chiefly by increasing vital contact between patients and healthcare providers. In   Read more..
    Posted on 1 Mar, 2018
    By Elizabeth
    The U.S. Healthcare Crisis: Telemedicine to the Rescue — Part II