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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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Healthcare Advice | Value-Based Care

By: John Makohen
March 4th, 2020

In recent years, there has been a significant shift by many, both older and younger, to monitor their health and well being.  The growing Sober Curious movement adds proof that the relationship with alcohol and other substances has changed. Some might even come to question if they have a substance use disorder, especially when they can’t seem to not drink at a sober event.

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Healthcare Advice | Value-Based Care

By: Stephen O'Connor
November 27th, 2019

In any enterprise, knowing what your clients or customers want is crucial for ensuring the long-term survival of the organization. This is especially the case when it comes to medical organizations. Patients do not have to put up with a doctor’s practice that doesn’t meet their needs, because generally, they have a wide range of healthcare provider options from which to choose.

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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Value-Based Care | Telemedicine Software

By: Marc Klar
November 18th, 2019

With portable computing available to anyone with a smartphone or laptop and near-ubiquitous broadband connectivity, solutions like telemedicine sound perfect for organizations that are focused on streamlining services for patients and cutting down on expenses.

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Practice Management | Value-Based Care

By: John Makohen
October 23rd, 2019

Substance use treatment has changed. No longer do programs adhere to a single pathway for treatment. In 2019, you must treat each person individually because what works for one person doesn’t always work for another. Multiple pathways for recovery create more options to aid in the recovery process. It’s pertinent to know you’re living up to your responsibility in providing care that is person-centered, holistic, and stress-free. Here are 6 steps for improving your feedback strategy to ensure your substance use treatment facility is providing person-centered care.

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Healthcare Advice | Value-Based Care | Medical Practice | CMS

By: Advanced Data Systems Corporation
August 28th, 2019

The Value-Based Care Methodology The value-based care methodology is getting more and more attention across the healthcare and insurance industries. A methodology that is still being perfected to deliver quality, not quantity, care that will reward or penalize healthcare providers for patient or client outcomes. The ultimate goal is to keep the population healthier and help drive down the cost of insurance. 

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Healthcare Advice | Value-Based Care | Patient Portal | Medical Practice

By: Advanced Data Systems Corporation
June 12th, 2019

Even though medical professionals undergo many years of education and training, most of them aren't trained on how to successfully run their own business. Unlike just a few decades ago, attracting new patients today to a medical practice can be more complex. This is mainly because of the digital age in which we live. However, with the right strategies and tools, you can grow your practice. Here are 10 basic tips on how to grow your medical practice in 2019, along with a few considerations and warnings.

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Value-Based Care

By: Christina Rosario
October 17th, 2018

During the course of your normal duties at the office diagnosing and taking care of patients, you know that as a physician, you need to be aware of paperwork requirements regarding the treatment of those patients who happen to be covered by Medicare. The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 and Merit-Based Incentives must be adhered to in order for your medical organization to receive proper compensation from the government.

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Practice Management | Electronic Health Records | Value-Based Care

By: Christina Rosario
September 27th, 2018

Knowledge is power, the saying goes, and access to more information about the quality of care that we provide to patients will help improve the way we deliver healthcare in this country. To that end, the U.S. government established the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, or CMS. The PQRS was designed to help eligible providers provide a higher standard of care to each patient they treat, as well as to quantify their ability to meet various quality metrics.

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Practice Management | Electronic Health Records | Value-Based Care

By: Christina Rosario
September 19th, 2018

What Is EHR Software? You’ve either recently installed Electronic Health Record software at your thriving practice, or you are about to deploy an EHR for the first time. While you may be familiar with the basics of how EHR applications function, there may some features that you are unaware of or are not currently taking advantage of.

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Value-Based Care

By: Marc Klar
June 14th, 2018

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.