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The latest in all things RCM, Electronic Health Records, Radiology Information Systems, Practice Management, Medical Billing, Value-Based Care, & Healthcare IT.

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Industry News | Medical Practice | Practice Management System

By: Christina Rosario
August 3rd, 2022

It’s not always easy to make a big change in how you run your medical facility. But if you delay implementing practice management software, it can put your organization at a huge disadvantage. You run the risk of falling behind other savvier healthcare providers. You should assume your competitors are using modern medical practice management software to manage their practices. With that assumption comes the realization that your staff will be working less efficiently than other doctor’s offices in comparison. It should be clear that failing to use industry-standard medical software can hamper your facility's smooth operations and damage your bottom line and future financial health. By now, most medical practices have progressed beyond relying on old-fashioned paper-based systems. For those that are still stuck with dead trees for their filing system or who are only getting by with generic management software to manage their medical practice, here are five ways that practice management software will help you.

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Industry News | Medical Practice | Practice Management System

By: Christina Rosario
July 27th, 2022

Running a flourishing medical practice can be an extremely labor-intensive process that involves a lot of moving parts. Anything that you can do as a manager to simplify your team’s workflow and add efficiencies to the system will go a long way toward helping your organization thrive amongst your competitors. Ordinary office management software tools will not suffice for the complicated environment of a busy medical practice. This is why so many medical organizations have come to rely on dedicated practice management software created by application professionals who know their way around the world of healthcare. As you prepare to use practice management software, here are five things that you should look for to ensure you get the best results.

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The Importance of Patient Engagement: Why They - And You - Need It

Learn why patient engagement is a necessity and how you can master it within your practice.

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Medical Billing / RCM | Industry News | Finances

By: Christina Rosario
July 19th, 2022

While we are still in the middle of summer, it’s prudent to look ahead to next year to prepare for potential changes in how your medical practice will receive payments for services rendered. Whether your patient population currently consists mostly of Medicare patients or only a portion, it’s imperative to stay on top of regulations and updates that the government issues regarding healthcare coverage. And consider that local demographics may be changing, leading to more Medicare patients coming through your doors in the years to come. It can be challenging to carve much time out of your already busy schedule to keep track of what’s happening with Medicare lately. With that in mind, here’s a look at proposed Medicare fee schedule changes that are anticipated for 2023.

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Medical Billing / RCM | Practice Management

By: Stephen O'Connor
June 15th, 2022

The complex nature of providing health care demands complicated computer and software systems to support the work of doctors, their staff, and other members of the medical industry. You don’t need to be a computer scientist to appreciate the nuances of healthcare data standards and systems to help people communicate and share vital medical information. But it’s good to become at least somewhat familiar with the technology that allows us to share important facts and statistics about patients with other healthcare providers.

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Electronic Medical Record | behavioral health

By: Christina Rosario
June 8th, 2022

Medical practices, small and large, rely on electronic health records or EHR software to help them keep track of patient data and spot overall trends in the population they serve. For those healthcare providers working in the area of behavioral health, a behavioral health EHR application is indispensable. 

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RCM

By: Stephen O'Connor
June 1st, 2022

Many healthcare practices across the country are still dealing with the enormous financial fallout stemming from the economic downturn beginning with the novel coronavirus.  With patients staying away in droves and not all practices set up for telehealth sessions, revenue certainly went into a downturn for many. As you pick up the pieces and start to rebuild your financial security, it’s a good idea to re-evaluate the RCM services you’ve been relying on for so long.

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Medical Billing / RCM

By: Christina Rosario
May 1st, 2022

How is the flow of revenue in your healthcare practice these days? Or more precisely, how is your revenue cycle management (RCM) progressing?

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behavioral health

By: Stephen O'Connor
April 25th, 2022

The general public is becoming more familiar with the benefits of behavioral health services. With celebrities openly talking about their need to participate in therapy and prioritize their own mental health, the stigma of seeking assistance may be eroding. That’s good news for providers, who can envision more patients coming for help with their mind and not just their body. Behavioral health is particularly topical, as how the mind-body connection continues to be unraveled in new and fascinating ways. Here are 5 trends you will see at the forefront of behavioral health this year.

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Medical Billing / RCM

By: Stephen O'Connor
April 15th, 2022

In the aftermath of the massive numbers of COVID-19 infections from the global coronavirus pandemic, medical practices large and small are reassessing their revenue cycle as they begin to see more patients coming back. After years of social distancing and shelter-in-place orders, you can assume that more of your patients will be entering your doors once again for appointments that they canceled or procedures and tests that they put off.

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Patient Experience

By: Jenna Johnson
March 29th, 2022

In today's market, having an internet basis is pretty standard practice in all industries. Having your patients engaged should be no different for the healthcare industry. Visibility into patient satisfaction allows your practice to stay at its highest performance ability and promote health literacy. The same type of marketing used by merchandise stores across the globe can be beneficial to your practice and can result in improved health outcomes. We discuss improved patient outcomes a bit deeper in this blog.