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Marketing Strategies to Grow your medical Practice- Tip #5

Ask for  Referrals from Other Physicians      One of the underutilized medical marketing strategies that practices overlook is a physician-liaison marketing program. Referrals from primary care physician practices or overlapping specialty physician practices is one of the most important new patient generators for a medical practice. A physician liaison[…]

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PBA’s daily collection tips

 Tip #1. Copay collections • Your goal should be to collect 100 percent of copays and deductibles every day in every office. • Let patients know — via your website, your portal, appointment reminder calls, etc., — of your “No Copay, No Visit” policy, and reschedule all but acutely ill[…]

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The new timeline for Stage 3 meaningful use is 2019… begin Now

The new timeline for Stage 3 meaningful use Among the fallen EHR mandates in 2018 is compliance with State 3 meaningful use, which focused on using certified electronic health records to improve health outcomes. All providers were supposed to participate in Stage 3, which involves coordination of care through patient[…]

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What’s the Quality Payment Program? (MIPS) and (APMs)

The Quality Payment Program will give you new tools and resources to help you give your patients the best possible care. You have 2 ways to choose how you want to participate based on your practice size, specialty, location, or patient population: Advanced Alternative Payment models (APMs) or The Merit-based[…]

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The Top American Doctors Feelings of Indifference

Our Top doctors no longer want to be a part of a health care system that doesn’t value them after decades of sacrifice, debt, and brutal training. Let’s look at some of the facts to help explain why becoming a physician in America is rapidly losing its appeal. 1. Private[…]

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CMS address millions of Americans in rural areas

Approximately 60 million people live in rural areas – including millions of Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries. CMS recognizes the many obstacles that rural Americans face. CMS released a statement indicating a strategy is already underway. For example, to strengthen access to care, especially for those living in rural communities, CMS[…]

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Texas Hospice Overdosed Patients

According to an article in The Huffington Post ( https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/hospice-overdosed-patients-to-hasten-their-deaths-former-health-care-executive-alleges_us_5aff1d4ae4b0a046186b6954), Novus health care workers in a North Texas facility have been federally indicted for Medicare fraud that also resulted in over medicating patients to their death! Besides the premature loss of life, this staff committed $60 million dollars worth of fraudulent[…]

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CMS seeks Feedback on Billing Codes

CMS hosted a conference with physicians in March of this year on how to revise their billing codes to include the complexity of the services they provide ( http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20180317/NEWS/180319915) As a medical facility or physicians in a private practice, make sure your medical billing company is keeping up with these changes[…]

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Healthcare Job Growth Continuues

Although 24,000 healthcare positions were added to the workforce in April alone, the news isn’t all rosey for the entire medical service field. In the next seven years it is predicted that there will be a shortage of 95,000 nursing assistants, 98,000 medical and lab techs, over 29,000 nurses and[…]

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