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3 Helpful Tools No Doctor Should Be Without

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doctorTechnology has dramatically changed the way physicians practice medicine today. Connected devices do everything from helping patients manage diabetes and exercise schedules to enabling video conferencing with specialists around the globe to treat complicated cases.

In many ways, it has improved both quality and continuity of care while empowering patients to take control of their personal health and wellness. However, simply plugging into the cloud isn’t enough. Optimizing cloud performance is only achievable with stellar software and compatible devices in the mix.

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What Is Revenue Cycle Management Software?

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Revenue Cycle Management Software?A great deal of financial work goes on behind the scenes at any thriving medical practice. That’s a given, since you cannot keep the doors open and the lights on if you neglect seeing to the timely delivery of payment for each patient you take care of. With that in mind, professionals who are in search of solutions to save their medical organization time and money find themselves turning to revenue cycle management software.

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Your 3 Biggest ICD-10 Fears Are Put to Rest Here

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ICD-10The dreaded deadline for ICD-10 transition is rapidly approaching. Naturally, practice administrators are concerned about keeping expenses under control and mitigating negative financial impact, especially during the initial period immediately following the shift. The clock is ticking, but that doesn’t have to mean chaos and mass casualties are imminent.

If physicians are as ill-prepared as recent survey reports suggest, the transition could be painful for many practices. However, viewing the transition through a different lens may be the key to allaying unwarranted fears.

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4 Ways Outsourcing Your Medical Billing Will Make You a Better Practice

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Outsourcing Your Medical BillingManaging highly-specialized implementation, such as the shift to ICD-10, requires highly-skilled team members. Over the past few years, hospitals and health systems have invested hundreds of millions of dollars collectively to prepare for the complex implementation.

And, while physicians have not faced the arduous challenges that vendors, payers and hospitals have experienced, they can benefit from the lessons learned. For example, outsourcing medical coding and billing services may be the key to managing a healthy revenue stream and improving your practice as a whole.

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Why Successful Doctors Prefer an EHR System Over Paper

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EHR SystemNo matter how skilled you are, your success will depend to some degree on the quality of the tools and equipment you use in your profession. Many physicians who entered into their careers before the era of modern, networked computing have become accustomed to using antiquated paper-based systems for patient record keeping.

They may be aware of colleagues who use electronic health record software but for one reason or another haven’t acquainted themselves with the benefits of using EHR solutions.

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6 Questions About Behavioral Health EHR You Should Be Asking

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Behavioral Health EHRNow that your behavioral health practice is starting to really take off and you are seeing more patients than ever before, you and your staff need to manage your organization’s growing pains. One of the first things medical organizations tend to do when their patient volume substantially increases is to check on software solutions. This is where behavioral health electronic health record software comes in.

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Weighing the Pros & Cons of Outsourcing Medical Billing

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shutterstock_228023668-1The dynamic nature of twenty-first century health care is complicated. Advanced technology improves external collaboration and accelerates treatment planning, but regulatory compliance issues and the vast diversity of computing devices and software capabilities may hinder efficient billing and collections activities.

As healthcare delivery providers ramp up efforts to proactively manage medical collections, there are more conversations in the C-suite leadership conversations about outsourcing medical billing and coding tasks.

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Why a RIS Should Be Your First Focus

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radiology-information-systemsIt’s hard to imagine any industry with companies that do not depend on computers to improve operations and remain competitive with their rivals. Organizations that pay attention to developments in software and technology will always have the upper hand. They know that using computers to manage their daily tasks means that the staff will be free to work more productively. This is particularly the case when it comes to radiology practices.

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4 Things That Drive Patients Away

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shutterstock_221326597A National Institutes of Health (NIH) study conducted several years ago revealed convenience was the most common reason patients change primary doctors. More than half of the 1423 patients responding to the survey (53%) were willing to find a new general practitioner that was closer to their residence or easier to visit.

The same study revealed that recommendations from trusted peers and family members (36%) and positive expectations of service (37%) also ranked high among the stated reasons that a patient was willing to leave one doctor for another.

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Revenue Cycle Directors Are More Important Than Ever As Responsibilities Grow

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shutterstock_254198473The following excerpt is from an article found on Heathcare Finance News. It was written by David Weldon.

If revenue cycle professionals have any doubt that they are expected to drive business strategy today, they need only read the job description for Emerson Hospital's desired new senior director of revenue cycle.

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