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Tips for practices to best deal with new overtime pay rules
Tips for practices to best deal with new overtime pay rulesDepartment of Labor changes this year are causing many healthcare businesses to reevaluate overtime requirements.
Should doctors extend their practice hours?
Should doctors extend their practice hours?In a world in which consumers book travel, shop and attend school all day, any day of the year, consumer demand for easier access to medical care can come as no surprise.
Designing healthcare in the age of millennials, Baby Boomers
Designing healthcare in the age of millennials, Baby BoomersIt’s not easy being a doctor in such a transitional period of American healthcare. Practices are pressured with consumer-driven demands from a wider patient-demographic than ever before.
Top 5 tips for combatting 2017 coding concerns
Top 5 tips for combatting 2017 coding concernsThe calendar may say the ICD-10 transition is long gone, but practices still will likely feel its repercussions in 2017 in terms of payer requests, denials and the new code set’s influence on value-based care. Looking to next year, practices should start being proactive with these coding opportunities now to consider how the following five factors will impact documenting, coding and billing for care
Should your practice have a blog?
Should your practice have a blog?Most physicians have incredibly hectic work lives filled with people (the sheer number of patients seen daily), conditions (the vast amount of diagnoses made per week), and stories (the close calls, exciting cases and thrills of practicing medicine), so it seems only natural physicians have a lot to blog about.
Chronic care management: Don’t leave money on the tableNearly two years after the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) launched CPT code 99490, many physician practices, especially smaller ones, are still hesitating to launch chronic care management (CCM) programs.
Top factors internal medicine residents look for in a job
Top factors internal medicine residents look for in a jobThe growing shortage of primary care physicians, which is projected to reach 35,600 by 2025 according to the Association of American Medical Colleges, is creating extraordinary competition among healthcare organizations seeking to hire internal medicine doctors.
Is outsourcing the key to solving physician burnout?
Is outsourcing the key to solving physician burnout?Running a physician practice is a lot different—and substantially more challenging—than it used to be.
Staying connected to patients beyond the office visit
Staying connected to patients beyond the office visitThe growth of smartphone usage is giving physicians new ways to stay connected with patients and improve their care, and evidence shows that communication outside of the office setting is acceptable and can help improve outcomes.
How patients benefit when we move beyond HCAHPSAs is often the case in healthcare and business, no one single tool provides sufficient information to create sustainable solutions for a challenge at hand. And so it goes with the HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) survey.