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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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HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGY

Machine learning and healthcare: Improving outcomes through predictive analytics

Machine learning is a part of everyday life for most Americans, from navigation apps to Amazon’s omniscient purchase recommendations. But in healthcare…


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READER TIPS

A little money here, a little there; where to find the sleeping savings

When the money’s tight, the manager has to squeeze the nickels—particularly in a small office where falling revenues are keenly felt…


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HEALTH CARE REFORM

Nearly $100 million awarded to help small practices succeed in the Quality Payment Program

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded approximately $20 million to 11 organizations for the first year of a five-year program to provide on-the-ground training and…


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HEALTH CARE REFORM

CMS extends 2016 PQRS EHR submission deadline

CMS is extending the submission deadline for 2016 Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) data submission for the…


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MACRA

Don’t know what MACRA will require of your practice? You’re not alone

According to a recent survey conducted by Kareo, a provider of clinical and business management software for independent medical practices, 84% of independent physicians and staff aren’t…


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PATIENT SATISFACTION

Putting patients over profits: Who do consumers see as champions of the healthcare industry?

Harris Poll recently surveyed more than 1,000 U.S. adults ages 18+ to gauge consumers’ attitudes toward the healthcare industry. The results are…


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HEALTH CARE REFORM

Notice from CMS: Attest to 2016 Program Requirements by February 28

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Registration and Attestation System is now open…


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INSIGHT

4 steps to preventing medical claim denials

By Ricki Ransom  bio
It’s no secret that the relationship between health care providers and insurance companies is complicated. Healthcare providers are spending a significant amount of time and energy with patients just to…


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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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