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While you are primarily in the healthcare business, part of your work as a medical office manager also has to do with “customer service” (even though in this case, of course, the customers are referred to as “patients"). And savvy business people are aware that one of the keys to success in any operation is maintaining if not boosting engagement with the people being served.
Whether you have been a medical office manager for some time now or are somewhat new on the job, there is always more for you to learn about software and technology to help everything run more smoothly.
There are many aspects of MACRA, and it's important you're familiar with all of them.
You’ve recently come to realize the importance of installing electronic health record software in your medical practice, with advantages ranging from helping your staff work more efficiently to enabling you to share information about patients more readily with consulting physicians.
As a busy healthcare professional, it’s likely that you often find it too difficult to carve some time out of your schedule to keep up with industry news and events. Indeed, with technological advances and new research always coming down the pike, it’s increasingly important to stay on top of developments.
A great deal of financial work goes on behind the scenes at any thriving medical practice. That’s a given, since you cannot keep the doors open and the lights on if you neglect seeing to the timely delivery of payment for each patient you take care of. With that in mind, professionals who are in search of solutions to save their medical organization time and money find themselves turning to revenue cycle management software.
Quality in healthcare over quantity of healthcare delivered is the new focus in these United States. In an effort to boost quality, the government is encouraging health care providers to start using Alternative Payment Models (also known as APMs), as part of a broader effort to curb costs and improve efficiency.
No matter how excellent a job your team is doing in your medical practice, you can’t keep the lights on and the doors open just based on the quality of care being provided. It’s incumbent on you to pay close attention to your financials too. Those organizations that fail to stay on top of the level of revenue they’re bringing in could find themselves scrambling to remain viable while other practices around them are actually thriving.
Many familiar objects are starting to become phased out to be substituted with digital versions. For example, we read e-books on our portable devices, listen to digital music instead of purchasing physical recordings, and enjoy streaming videos instead of going to a store to buy a Blu-ray disc. Paper prescriptions signed by the hand of a physician are another example of objects going digital. If you currently rely on paper prescriptions but have some awareness that electronic prescriptions offer some benefits, read on to learn how they can improve your practice and the patient experience.
You run a small practice, but you have big ambitions for the healthcare services that you want to deliver to local patients. When your organization first opened its doors and you were smaller than you are today, a paper-based system for keeping track of patient records seemed like a reasonable approach. But as time goes by, you discover that what you really need to do is install electronic health records or EHR software.
Are you starting up a new company that calls for the inclusion of laboratory space, or are you revamping an existing area for your lab and have determined that now it’s time to find suitable lab software so you can get up and running? As a laboratory manager in charge of the equipment and software to be used, you have a priority to look into software availability and to find the most appropriate applications for your organization.