Practice Management

How Medical Practices Can Improve Collection Rates

How Medical Practices Can Improve Collection Rates

Medical groups may need to address such issues as claims denials and failure to obtain prior authorization.

Second Opinion From Specialist Valuable for Correct Diagnosis

Second Opinion From Specialist Valuable for Correct Diagnosis

Final diagnoses were better defined/refined in 66% of cases, but in 21% of cases, final diagnoses were distinctly different than referral diagnoses.

Advice for Improving the Doctor-Patient Relationship

Advice for Improving the Doctor-Patient Relationship

One of the most overlooked functions of communication is establishing the patient relationship.

ACA's Medicaid Expansion May Hinder Access to Care

ACA's Medicaid Expansion May Hinder Access to Care

Medicaid expansion was associated with greater insurance coverage but also longer wait times for appointments.

MACRA: Understanding What the Rule Is and What It Isn't

MACRA: Understanding What the Rule Is and What It Isn't

MACRA carries significant reimbursement implications over the next several years.

CMS Proposes Rule to Increase Small Group Health Insurance Options

CMS Proposes Rule to Increase Small Group Health Insurance Options

This proposal will take steps to stabilize the marketplace, provide more flexibility to states and insurers, and give patients access to more coverage options.

Affordable Care Act Replacement Proposed

Affordable Care Act Replacement Proposed

The package discards the mandate for health insurance and instead offers tax incentives designed to encourage Americans to get health insurance coverage.

Patients Getting Good Care From International Doctors

Patients Getting Good Care From International Doctors

Patients treated by international graduates had lower mortality and slightly higher costs of care per admission.

How 'Bundling' Changed Dialysis Care

How 'Bundling' Changed Dialysis Care

Decreased use of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents and an uptick in peritoneal dialysis use are among the trends.

5 Ways to Make Your Medical Practice More Efficient

5 Ways to Make Your Medical Practice More Efficient

Cutting down on chitchat with patients is among the ways to improve workflow.

Most PCPs Oppose Full Repeal of Obamacare

Most PCPs Oppose Full Repeal of Obamacare

In a survey conducted between January and March 2015, PCPs were split, with approximately half having a favorable view of the law (48%) and the other half unfavorable (52%).

Enhance the Patient Experience

Enhance the Patient Experience

Practices should think of patients as consumers and identify ways to make their visit enjoyable.

Health Care Provider Burnout Linked to Worse Patient Care

Health Care Provider Burnout Linked to Worse Patient Care

Greater burnout among healthcare providers was associated with poorer-quality healthcare and reduced safety for patients.

Physician Burnout: Common but Manageable

Physician Burnout: Common but Manageable

Exhaustion, low energy, increases in absenteeism, and drops in productivity are among the signs of burnout.

How to Deal With Negative Doctor Reviews

How to Deal With Negative Doctor Reviews

Managing complaints can be a way to make or break your patient relationships and online reputation.

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