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Data Security in the Digital Age a Lingering Concern

Last updated: 10/26/2020

The digitization of health data is a good, but it brings concerns over how hard it is to protect patient data. I have practiced as a physician assistant for more than 37...

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3 strategies for building physician professionalism

Last updated: 10/26/2020

n this digital day and age, physicians need a model for governance and operations that enables them to quickly respond to changes in the market, test new ideas, and apply...

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MGMA 2020: Thriving through better claims and collections

Last updated: 10/26/2020

money wrapped in stethoscope Current revenue cycle management (RCM) processes in some practices may be well established, but there is always room for improvement and...

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Physicians' Cybersecurity Should Begin With TAP

Last updated: 10/25/2020

TAP - technical, administrative, and physical controls should form the foundation of HIPAA compliance. Recently, I read an article in the American Bar Association Journal,...

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Code Correctly to Avoid RAC Audits at Your Practice

Last updated: 10/25/2020

Coding expert Mary Pat Whaley offers four key tips to minimize the chances of a RAC audit at your medical practice. On December 17, 2012 CMS published “Medicare...

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Why Physicians Must Be Aware of Meaningful Use Audits

Last updated: 10/25/2020

Coding expert Mary Pat Whaley offers four key tips to minimize the chances of a RAC audit at your medical practice. On December 17, 2012 CMS published “Medicare...

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Grow your practice with patient relationship management software

Last updated: 10/24/2020

newsletter, referrals, reminders, patient relationship management, PRM natali_mis/Adobe Stock Studies confirm what you already know: Patients of independent practices have...

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5 steps to start your own independent practice

Last updated: 10/24/2020

provider, physician, indepdendent practice, private practice, solo practice, new Tong_stocker/Shutterstock Physicians decide to strike out on their own for a multitude of...

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Improve patient collections through billing transparency

Last updated: 10/24/2020

billing, collections, price transparency, patient respnsibility, physicians everythingpossible/Adobe Stock An overwhelming majority (92 percent) of patients want to know...

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How hospital-acquired infections affect the bottom line

Last updated: 10/24/2020

Section 1886(o) of the Social Security Act establishes the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program, which affects more than 3,000 hospitals’ payments for inpatient stays....

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