CMS Chief Could Take Over at HHS After Price Resignation

By | 2017, Coding and Auditing, Practice Operations, Regulatory Compliance
CMS Chief Could Take Over at HHS After Price Resignation By Grant Huang Director of Content at DoctorsManagement The sudden resignation of Tom Price, the former Georgia Congressman, from his post as HHS Secretary creates more uncertainty over how the agency will approach crucial initiatives, such as enforcing the politically divisive Affordable Care Act (ACA)...
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Why the Hierarchical Condition Category (HHC) Model Matters

By | 2017, Coding and Auditing, Practice Operations, Regulatory Compliance
Why the Hierarchical Condition Category (HHC) Model Matters By Grant Huang Director of Content at DoctorsManagement For many providers and administrators, Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCCs) are still something of a mystery, a concept that seems to do most of its work in the background. But now, as the healthcare industry accelerates towards alternative payment models,...
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Why Telemedicine Could Be The Next Frontier

By | 2017, Practice Development, Practice Operations, Practice Profits
Why Telemedicine Could Be The Next Frontier By Valora S. Gurganious, MBA, CHBC, Partner, and Senior Management Consultant Technology is ubiquitous in modern society, and just when we thought that computers could not replace the “human touch” of a healthcare provider, technology is making specialized care accessible to patients anywhere there is an internet connection....
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Overtime Rule Is Postponed Indefinitely

By | 2017, HR Alerts, Practice Operations
Overtime Rule Is Postponed Indefinitely You don’t have to implement any changes to your staff salaries or overtime hour tracking because the overtime final rule itself has been postponed, The Business of Medicine has learned. A federal judge from Texas granted an emergency motion for an injunction to block the U.S. Department of Labor from...
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Why Virtual Credit Cards Are Costly, But Won’t Go Away

By | 2016, Practice Operations
Why Virtual Credit Cards Are Costly, But Won’t Go Away When insurance companies reimburse you by issuing virtual credit cards, your practice loses money, which is why most practices now receive payment using electronic funds transfer (EFT). Unfortunately, virtual credit cards aren’t going away: Some smaller payers still default to virtual credit cards, while at...
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Concierge Medicine: Personalized, Cost-Effective Care

By | 2016, Practice Operations
Concierge Medicine: Personalized, Cost-Effective Care Note: This is the first half of a two-part series on concierge medicine by experts at DoctorsManagement who have helped many practices incorporate this model into their businesses. Concierge medicine, also known as boutique or private medicine has grown beyond just a trend. Paid entirely by patients rather than health...
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Revenue Growth: Efficiency in Healthcare

By | 2016, Practice Development, Practice Operations
Revenue Growth: Efficiency in Healthcare By Frank Cohen, Director of Analytics and Business Intelligence Note: This is the second of a four-part series on improving your practice processes and workflow to boost revenue. The first article can be found here. Negotiating better contracts would certainly be beneficial, but many practices, suffering from the “Eeyore syndrome”...
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