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Debra Beaulieu-Volk
The Shift to Value-Based Care
Preparing your practice today for tomorrow’s quality care initiatives.
Expanded insurance access: Its effect on physicians
The surprising changes the Affordable Care Act is bringing to primary care practices
Moving the conversation forward on scope of practice
Team-based care is here to stay, so find ways for physicians and advanced practitioners to work together
PCMH playbook
PCMH playbook
Becoming a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) presents both opportunities and challenges for medical practices. If you’re thinking of seeking PCMH recognition or recertification, take heed of the following lessons from practices that have gone through the process.
ICD-10: Defeat the deadline
ICD-10: Defeat the deadline
With less than three months remaining until the conversion to the ICD-10 coding system, your planning should be well under way. Whether you are at the early stages or in the home stretch, here are some strategies to be prepared.
Accounts receivable: Strategies for better management
Maintaining healthy accounts receivable (AR) is essential to strong financial performance, but it’s easy for practices to feel overwhelmed or become complacent when it comes to keeping this piece of the revenue cycle on track. Here's some strategies to keep your AR on target.
Improve the claims management process: Preventing payer denials
A physician’s roadmap to performance improvement must include best practices to reduce and reverse unpaid claims
How motivational interviewing can help reach noncompliant patients
For as long as primary care has existed, there have been patients who did not, would not, or (so they thought) could not follow doctors’ advice. But innovative physicians have been honing techniques to reach these most difficult patients.
How to prepare your practice for flu season
Preparation and patient outreach during flu season will enable your practice to better compete in a crowded marketplace.
Apology laws: Talking to patients about adverse events
Apology laws aren’t as important as you may think when it comes to situations in which physicians have to explain, or apologize for something unexpected. However, as healthcare becomes more transparent, sometimes statements of sympathy can be beneficial.