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COLLECTIONS

7 best practices for optimizing your collections

By Ranadene (Randi) K. Tapio, MBA, CMRS, CMC, Guest Contributor  bio
Collections isn’t the most glamorous part of running a practice. Perhaps the only thing worse than making collections calls is receiving them…


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MANAGING STAFF

5 easy ways to boost employee morale

How can the manager improve morale? Here are five morale-boosters to try in your office…


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BLOG

Are online coding discussions putting your practice at risk?

By Cheryl Toth, MBA  bio
Here’s an email we recently saw while monitoring a specialty coding listserv…


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RISK MANAGEMENT

HIPAA security can fail if the office doesn’t take common-sense precautions

No matter how tight its HIPAA privacy procedures, if the office isn’t also focusing on common sense, the patient data is…


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Five tips to boost efficiency for the front office

By Cheyenne Brinson, MBA, CPA  bio
The front office is the face of the practice, the first impression for the patient, and the beginning of the revenue cycle…


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COMMUNICATING WITH PATIENTS

Survey: Patients prefer secure texting over patient portal communication from their physicians

Only 10 percent of patients prefer to receive physician communications via patient portals, whereas twice that many…


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5 efficiency-draining traps to avoid in your practice

By Karen Mattocks, Vice President of Business Development at RxVantage  bio
It is a practice manager’s worst nightmare. You arrive at work one morning and suddenly realize you no longer have a grip on…


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READER TIPS

Use weekly meetings with doctors to keep office running smoothly

Meeting every week with the doctors makes a tremendous difference in how smoothly – and also how successfully – an office operates, says…


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BILLING AND COLLECTIONS

4 best practices to help optimize your processes and increase your reimbursements

By Ranadene (Randi) K. Tapio, MBA, CMRS, CMC, Guest Contributor  bio
Revenue Cycle Management is multi-faceted. There may not be a right or wrong way as far as your process goes, but there are tips, tricks, and best practices that can optimize the process…


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HIRING

Should you notify applicants they didn’t get the job?

Open positions, especially those advertised, often generate many applications. If your practice is located in a major metropolitan area or…


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