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Healthcare Advice | Medical Billing / RCM | Industry News

The 5 Things That Slow Down Laboratory Billing

By: Advanced Data Systems Corporation
December 10th, 2018

When it comes time to submit billing to government and private insurance carriers, the process can become extremely labor intensive to ensure that the payment is received. Time is money when it comes to the laboratory billing process so ensuring your office has adequate software and protocols  in place. Outstanding ones will make sure the eligibility is completed and any referrals or per-authorizations are obtained prior to billing. There are roadblocks that can slow down the submission and subsequent payment of submitting billing.

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Healthcare Advice | Practice Management | Electronic Health Records

How an Electronic Prescription Works

By: Christina Rosario
September 11th, 2018

Physicians who started their practices well before the dawn of the Internet naturally have a different perspective than those doctors who grew up while the world was already online, in terms of how we communicate complex and sensitive information about patients.

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What Is MACRA?

What Is MACRA?

There are many aspects of MACRA, and it's important you're familiar with all of them.

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What Is Electronic Prescribing?

By: Stephen O'Connor
May 29th, 2018

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.

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5 Tactics to Help Market Your Healthcare Practice

By: Stephen O'Connor
March 28th, 2018

Extending your brand in the marketplace is the key to bringing more business your way. This applies to all types of companies, including those that are dedicated to providing healthcare services to patients. If your organization is not seeing as many patients as are called for in your business plans, it’s time to focus on the amount and quality of the marketing you are currently doing, with an eye toward making some improvements.

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5 Platforms to Boost Your Medical Practice’s Reach and Exposure

By: Stephen O'Connor
March 22nd, 2018

You’re focused on providing the highest quality of care for each patient who comes through the doors of your medical practice, and this leaves you little time to consider how you can expand your brand in the marketplace. However, improving the reach and exposure of your practice with online platforms is essential for increasing your patient pool.

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6 Keys to Building a Successful Patient Referral Program

By: Stephen O'Connor
March 6th, 2018

How do new patients find out about your practice? As is the case with any company, you cannot remain stagnant and expect to continue to thrive. Medical practices continuously take in new patients to offset other patients who leave because they have moved out of the area, changed insurance, or simply want to switch to another practice. If you’re not effectively engaging with patients and the community, you’ll want to forge a clear path to create a patient referral program as soon as possible.

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4 Ways to Gauge Your Practice's Patient Engagement

By: Stephen O'Connor
December 27th, 2017

Practitioners of the healing arts as well as the various supporting staff members around them work in an environment that is informed by progress made by professionals following the scientific method. Part of the scientific method includes measuring actual data and then forming a plan based on results.

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What Patient Reviews Can Reveal About Your Practice

By: Stephen O'Connor
December 21st, 2017

There’s no doubting the growing importance of customer reviews - and healthcare practices and medical providers are not exempt from the trend. This trend is gaining speed partly thanks to the massive use of smartphones, tablets and laptops that enable patients to chime in with their thoughts about doctors and their impression of the rest of the staff and their overall experience.

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Electronic Health Records | Healthcare Advice

5 Ways a Patient Portal Will Improve Your Medical Practice

By: Stephen O'Connor
November 30th, 2017

A patient portal is not the door that people walk through to get inside your medical practice. It is the term given to the electronic portal that you can enable for them thanks to your electronic health record software. Essentially, it is a way for patients to log into their account to check on details of their healthcare and to ask questions of the staff, with information protected by robust security.

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5 Medical Software Features that Will Boost Revenue & Productivity

By: Stephen O'Connor
November 8th, 2017

While there is an emphasis on basic face-to-face contact that defines the relationship between patients and the health care providers who offer services to them, a great deal of the interaction between you and your patients and the staff will be mediated through advanced software and computer technology.

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