Practice Management

Benchmarking Your Practice Means Knowing Your Numbers

Benchmarking Your Practice Means Knowing Your Numbers

What you need to know now to benchmark your medical practice.

Health IT Costs Soaring

Health IT Costs Soaring

Between 2009 and 2015, costs for IT increased by 40%. Experts say that costs may continue increasing at considerable rates.

Opioid Abuse Costs 78.5 Billion Annually

Opioid Abuse Costs $78.5 Billion Annually

Costs includes health care, lost productivity, and treatment programs.

How Doctors Can Express Empathy

How Doctors Can Express Empathy

Doctors should take advantage of first few minutes of clinical encounter, give full attention to patients.

Lower Pay for Women Doctors May Relate to How They Code

Lower Pay for Women Doctors May Relate to How They Code

A study suggests that female physicians do not use as many codes as their male counterparts, resulting in a reimbursement gap.

Reimbursement, Legal Concerns Plague Telehealth

Reimbursement, Legal Concerns Plague Telehealth

Although the benefit of telehealth services is substantial, reimbursement issues have limited its use and expansion.

Addressing the Top 3 EMR Challenges

Addressing the Top 3 EMR Challenges

Many providers still find EMRs vexing, even after all these years.

Salary Gap Between Male and Female Faculty Physicians

Salary Gap Between Male and Female Faculty Physicians

Significant differences seen even after accounting for age, experience, specialty, and faculty rank.

CMS' Chronic Care Management Program: Is It Worth the Effort?

CMS' Chronic Care Management Program: Is It Worth the Effort?

The gross revenue of the CCM program for a physician with 1,742 patients could range from $44,000 if about one-third of the Medicare patients are eligible to as much as $178,000 if two-thirds are.

Transition to ICD-10 Going Smoothly? Not So Fast

Transition to ICD-10 Going Smoothly? Not So Fast

Providers are becoming more comfortable with the new system, so Medicare and other payers may scrutinize claims more closely.

3 Ways Practices Can Improve Collections From Patients

3 Ways Practices Can Improve Collections From Patients

Prompt-pay discounts and payment plans are among the ways practices can improve collections of what patients owe.

Make Revenue Cycle Management More Efficient

Make Revenue Cycle Management More Efficient

Practice management systems (PMS) can be employed to maximize the time physicians spend on patient care.

Still Resisting EMRs? Here's How To Move Forward

Still Resisting EMRs? Here's How To Move Forward

Practices should get demos of the electronic medical record systems they are interested in and analyze the clinical and practice management aspects of these systems.

Satisfaction Surveys Important for Retaining Patients

Satisfaction Surveys Important for Retaining Patients

Survey results can identify physician outliers who may be bring down a whole group's satisfaction score.

Seniors Receiving Inappropriate Prescriptions at Hospital Discharge

Seniors Receiving Inappropriate Prescriptions at Hospital Discharge

The median number of drugs prescribed to seniors on hospital discharge was 7.8.

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