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    Audit Hotspot #1: Copy and Paste Although templates are intended to save time, providers must ensure that the built-in forms are age and gender appropriate. The following example demonstrates how template-assisted documentation might backfire when applied to a pediatric case. Example: A nine-year-old is seen for   Read more..
    Posted on 17 Apr, 2018
    3 EMR Errors Your Practice Needs to Guard Against
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    A happy patient—one well pleased with the patient experience—is a practice builder. How’s your patient roster holding up? Are you obtaining new patients? Are your existing patients satisfied? Improving patient satisfaction starts with the provider. While it certainly doesn’t end with the provider, as each member   Read more..
    Posted on 13 Apr, 2018
    The Patient Experience—It’s Your Bottom Line, Part II
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    Know the Facts. According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH): 4 percent of people 18 or older in the U.S. reported that they drank alcohol at some point in their lifetime. 9 percent of people ages 18 or older reported   Read more..
    Posted on 9 Apr, 2018
    April is Alcohol Awareness Month
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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
    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
    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
    3 Federal Laws That Could Land Your Medical Practice on the Wall of Shame
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    The 21st Century Cures Act, passed in 2016, opened the door for increasing access to telehealth services for Medicare beneficiaries. Two years have since passed. Where is your practice in terms of virtual service offerings? Advancements in technology have improved healthcare in ways you may not   Read more..
    Posted on 22 Feb, 2018
    Nail Down Telehealth & Telemedicine Basics
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    There’s a big benefit to your EHR you may be missing: it’s a marketing powerhouse. The information contained within your EHR has a monetary value. Marketing and business strategy expert Dr. John McDaniel urges physicians to go beyond the everyday user experience and capitalize on the   Read more..
    Posted on 21 Feb, 2018
    EHR Data Marketing Plan—the Whys and Hows for Your Medical Practice
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    5 Steps to Get Payer Contract Renegotiations Rolling & Improve Practice Revenue, Part I Negotiating terms for your payer contracts involves considerable preparation, but the work pays off when coupled with solid negotiation strategies. If you learn how to tackle the renegotiation process, you can boost   Read more..
    Posted on 23 Jan, 2018
    5 Steps to Get Payer Contract Renegotiations Rolling & Improve Practice Revenue, Part II
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    When it comes to getting higher reimbursement rates from payers, “you have far more leverage than you think,” says Penny Noyes, president, CEO, and founder of Health Business Navigators. Payers need us more than we need them. The fact to remember is: we have leverage and   Read more..
    Posted on 22 Jan, 2018
    5 Steps to Get Payer Contract Renegotiations Rolling & Improve Practice Revenue, Part I

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