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05
MAY
2014

How the ACA is Affecting Private Practices

Original blog post was written by the associates at Simas & Associates, LTD, a government and administrative law firm. The information given is used with their permission. A link to the entire article has been provided below. The Affordable Care Act (the ACA, aka ‘Obamacare’)...
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26
MAR
2014

Measuring Value: Healthcare Metrics and Changing Definitions

Ask the average patient what they mean by quality care and they will say something like physicians who listen and take time with them in exam room. They may say something about the ambiance of the office, the friendliness of the nurse, or the skill of the surgeon. These are not...
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24
MAR
2014

Medical Practice Innovation through Outsourcing

Every health care organization at one time or another considers outsourcing parts of its operation to a specialized company to meet specific goals, to fill a gap, to tap new resources and sometimes because you simply need to save some money. But are there critical times in the...
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20
MAR
2014

Medical Practice Employees: A New Approach

In the average medical practice, the effort to reduce cost and improve quality is a people issue. It is a people issue because about 60% of cost and 100% of a practices ability to improve quality or reduce cost lies in people. This does not mean go out and find cheaper labor…in...
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17
MAR
2014

How Better Inventory Management Systems Save Health Care Companies Money

In 2012, healthcare spending in the United States hit $2.6 trillion, almost 10 times the $256 billion that was spent 30 years ago. Approximately half of this spending goes toward hospital care and clinical services. It is not uncommon for 40 percent of the providing care costs to...
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12
MAR
2014

Healthcare Technology: The Gaps in Utilizing Telemonitoring

The benefits of tele-monitoring are evident, especially for some diagnoses.  But the theory behind tele-monitoring and the realities of dealing with tele-monitoring have a gap in-between them.  How to over-come the gap and bring real value is the question. More and more hospitals...
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Medical Management Services-Obamacare Website
06
MAR
2014

Lessons That Can Be Learned From The Obamacare Website

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When the government web site for enrolling in “Obama care” crashed and failed to handle the traffic, the president called in the top IT experts who had experience in dealing with problems of this magnitude and the results were a fixed web site.  How did they do it?  The google...
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Medical Management Services-Healthcare Success
04
MAR
2014

Three Healthcare Practice Imperatives

Successful healthcare practices (whether standalone or clinics) share three characteristics that are true not only in healthcare but also any business or industry.  For years, the belief that healthcare was somehow different than most businesses kept the industry from making the...
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Medical Management Services-Medical Tourism
26
FEB
2014

Medical Tourism: The Latest Healthcare Trend

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Europeans and Canadians have been medical tourists for years, and it’s finally catching on here as a way large corporations can save dollars on high cost surgeries and procedures.  In Europe and Canada, it is used to gain access to good healthcare much quicker than they can at...
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Medical Management Services-Accountable Care
24
FEB
2014

Accountable Care Business Models: Where does your Practice Fit?

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In a recent survey by the AMGA (American Medical Group Association) over half of those (those being comprised primarily of multi-specialty medical groups) surveyed said they were actively planning on an ACO business venture of some kind.  And half of them said they were down the...
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