The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently unveiled an ambitious new Model for improving state healthcare systems: the States Advancing All-Payer Health Equity Approaches and Development Model, or simply the AHEAD Model.
The healthcare sector is dynamic, with regulations and best practices continuously evolving. One critical area subject to change is the coding system, with the ICD-10-CM (International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification) updates for 2024 set to take effect on October 1, 2023.
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See Past Events: 2022 | 2021 Successful healthcare organizations do not operate in a vacuum. Their fortunes are at least somewhat tied to the relationships they develop in the community with patients and other providers, as well as with thought leaders, manufacturers, and other players in the industry. This is why so many healthcare professionals make a point of attending at least one healthcare event or conference every year, whenever feasible.
How to Ease Staffing Burdens for Healthcare Professionals It’s no secret that many talented individuals are leaving or have already quit their jobs during the “Great Resignation” in the aftermath of the global coronavirus pandemic. According to a report from Forbes, the healthcare industry has lost approximately 20% of its workers. Yet, the demand for healthcare services with an emphasis on patient safety, disease control, and public health has never been greater.
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.
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.
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.
See Past Events: 2021 | 2020 2022 Event Safety Information Every year, members of the healthcare industry from all across the country convene for major events and conferences. These gatherings present networking opportunities and the chance to connect with colleagues. They are also ideal situations to help you discover details about medical innovations and to discuss important news and issues.
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See Past Events: 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 As this challenging year comes to a close, it’s worth looking ahead to 2021 and what it promises for the healthcare industry. One of the best approaches is to attend as many healthcare events and conferences as your schedule and budget will permit.