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5 essential steps to successful strategy implementation

By Nick Hernandez  bio
Oftentimes physicians and administrators discuss strategies and may even devise a strategic plan, only to see nothing come of it. The most common reason for strategy failure is that the…


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MULTIPLE INSURANCE COVERAGES

How to determine the order of multiple insurance coverages

By Ranadene (Randi) K. Tapio, MBA, CMRS, CMC, Guest Contributor  bio
When patients have multiple insurance coverage, at times it can be difficult to determine which one is primary, secondary, and tertiary. Sometimes, the patients don’t even know…


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INSIGHT

Overlooked opportunities within the revenue cycle: The three Ps

By Trent Iden  bio
If your organization is like most across the healthcare system, stagnant or reduced reimbursement is mangling your margins. When revenue is restricted, it becomes…


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MACRA

2018 Medicare Reimbursement: Final Rule

By Elizabeth Woodcock, Guest Contributor  bio
Just hours within the release of the Final Rule concerning the 2018 revisions to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) on November 2, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published…


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PATIENT REGISTRATION

Want to improve collections? Start by looking at your Patient Registration System

By Ranadene (Randi) K. Tapio, MBA, CMRS, CMC, Guest Contributor  bio
When registering patients in your system, do you collect all the information you need to effectively set them up…


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MACRA

Quality Payment Program (QPP) Final Rule Released November 2

By Elizabeth Woodcock, Guest Contributor  bio
According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), flexibility is the purported theme of the QPP Final Rule, which was issued under its official title…


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INSIGHT

4 common mistakes that lead to high accounts receivables

By Ricki Ransom  bio
Now more than ever, physicians need to closely monitor the impact health insurance plans have on their revenue cycle management. The hard truth is…


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INSIGHT

Concierge Medicine vs. Direct Primary Care

By Nick Hernandez  bio
The shortage of physicians was already an issue in the United States … and then came the Affordable Care Act, which exacerbated the problem immensely…


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INCREASING PROFITS

How to write a strong collection letter

Increasing patient payments improves the practice’s bottom line. But how exactly do you motivate patients to pay…


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READER TIPS

Employee incentive program increases number of patient well exams—and practice revenue

Pediatric Medical Group of Santa Maria, located in Santa Maria, CA, has found a way to quadruple the amount of well child and well baby exams at its…


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