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We live in an era of accelerated change with constant innovation in technology, including medical equipment, computers, and software that never stay the same for very long. While your primary focus is on providing outstanding healthcare service, you have to devote some time and attention to staying up-to-date with all your technology too, since we rely so much on devices and applications to provide medical services.
The more actionable information that you can collect on the patients you treat in your practice, the more opportunity you and your staff have to provide excellent, state-of-the-art care. These days, many medical practices are looking beyond the confines of their own data center and are starting to migrate some of their computational infrastructure into the cloud. Cloud computing services provide a range of advantages to organizations large and small, and the medical profession in particular stands to benefit a great deal because of the convenience and ease of data management.
There are many aspects of MACRA, and it's important you're familiar with all of them.
ASA Crosswalk Coding, base units. Concurrency, start / stop times. Time units. Difficulty. CRNA billing. Is there another specialty other than anesthesiology that needs to deal with requirements like these?
When you run an orthopedic practice, your staff will have different processes and needs to address as compared to other specialties as well as family doctors. For example, you likely will have more referral patients, coming from emergency rooms, pain clinics, and general doctors, with the need to share information with these various entities to keep them updated on the progress of the patients.
Running a modern day orthopedics practice involves a great number of time-consuming tasks that can make day-to-day operations more complicated as compared to other specialties.
To say that the healthcare industry is moving fast these days would be an understatement. Some studies report that there are around 400,000 medical articles written each year detailing innovative medical treatments, describing new pharmaceutical discoveries and advanced technology designed to improve patient outcomes.
On any given day at a behavioral health clinic, the staff may be called upon to serve patients and family members similar to any other medical practice. They greet clients arriving for appointments, verify insurance coverage and personal contact information, and escort them to comfortable exam or consultation rooms. Depending on the nature of the visit, a nurse or medical assistant may take vital signs and update the patient record to ensure the file is up-to-date and accurate.
It almost goes without saying that the needs of pain management practices are quite different from those of other specialties. Addressing the needs of patients coping with acutely painful situations and managing patients’ chronic pain properly while meeting law enforcement requirements can spell the difference between a relatively speedy recovery or prolonged care that may include complications.
Running a successful, busy medical practice is a tough job that can lead to a certain level of stress behind the scenes. There are a lot of moving parts to keep track of, which is compounded by the fact the health and well being of your patients depends on you keeping everything humming along smoothly. The systems you now have in place to organize and run the practice may have been suitable when you were first starting out and didn’t have quite the same patient load or even staff size as you do today. But now, as you grow in size and perhaps even add more specialists to the staff while you expand the types of patients you treat, it is becoming clearer that your practice needs the efficiency that specialized software can deliver. This is where practice management software comes in.
Tackling out of control denied claims volume is beneficial for practices of all sizes – from the single family doctor to large multi-specialty groups. Lower your practice's denial rate with these three tips.