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While working directly with healthcare organizations on the challenges that HIPAA and HITECH present, Tony Kong, Director of the West Monroe...

HIPAA Compliance: ...

The Department of Health and Human Services, in its auditing and enforcement activities, has confirmed that a lack of training is a...

Four Deal Breakers...

Physicians that are seeking out a financial planner should never take the selection process lightly. In fact, there are several red flags th...

Five Often-overloo...

Many people focus on differences between ICD-9 and ICD-10 and the problems that ICD-10 may cause. However, there are many benefits of moving...

How to Improve You...

Historically, healthcare marketing has always embraced traditional branding aesthetics: accentuate the positive, never mention or attack the...

Encouraging Health...

For my birthday this year, I received a Misfit Shine, which is an activity tracker you wear on your clothes, shoes, around your neck or on y...

Five Ways to Keep ...

A lot of energy goes into attracting new patients to your practice, but getting them into your office is only half the battle. Patient loyal...

Small Things, Like...

I was very excited to see Atul Gawande, MD, was going to be a keynote speaker at the American Academy of Physician Assistants annual confere...

View Your Medical ...

You know how your parents taught you to “Be kind to others and they will be kind to you”?  Do you still use this philosophy in your dai...

Improving Soft Ski...

An important anniversary for the healthcare industry just took place.  It has been four years since the Affordable Care Act (ACA), now wide...

Obamacare Rule Put...

The AMA just announced that physicians and other providers participating in the federal and state health insurance exchanges may not be pa...

Analyze Medical Pr...

There are only months left until ICD-10 implementation, but nearly 75 percent of physician practices haven’t even started their transition...

ICD-10 Implementat...

On Oct. 1, 2014, the ICD-9 medical coding sets you’re now using to report inpatient procedures and medical diagnoses will be replaced by a...

IT & The Promi...

How is health IT enabling the model of efficient, patient-centered and information-driven healthcare envisioned by the Institute of Medicine...

2014: The year ahe...

While the coming year in healthcare will be strongly shaped by the sweeping provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, 2...

Health IT in 2013:...

This past year has been a big year for health information technology and sets the stage for 2014 to be a pivotal time as IT plays an integra...

ICD-10: More Quest...

Only 273 days away from New Year’s Day, medicine as we know it will change drastically. As much as we would hope for another delay, there ...

Be Aware of Height...

In December 2013, HHS' Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a report entitled "Not All Recommended Fraud Safeguards Have Been Implement...

Tips for Increasin...

Perception is reality. This is especially true in a patient's experience of a medical practice.Most patients have no reliable method of eval...

Four Solutions to ...

It’s time to take the leap into the digital age. Normally I talk about how to accomplish that in your marketing efforts, but today let’s...

Marketing vs. Sell...

It seems that practices fall into two broad categories when it comes to marketing to their patients: Either they are all for it and go all o...

Do What You Do Bes...

How many times have you heard “Do what you do best and outsource the rest?” Personally, we’ve heard it hundreds of times. While it mak...

4 Physician Trends...

Healthcare is entering unknown territory in 2014. Though the path ahead may be bumpy, it is important to identify and implement strategies a...

Six Ways to Reduce...

There are two paths to increased net income at medical practices:  higher revenue and lower expenses.  Medical office expenses deserve mor...

Is It Time To Outs...

For years, I refused to consider outsourcing my practice's billing. We outsourced transcription and payroll, we partnered to start infusion ...

In-House vs. Outso...

In my nearly 20 years of practicing medicine as both a healthcare provider and medical practice owner, medical billing has proven to be one ...

Worth Getting Righ...

Now that CMS has notified us that everyone needs to re-credential with them soon, it seems as if many insurance companies are getting on tha...