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Medical Management Services-ICD-10
04
FEB
2014

ICD 10 Provider Documentation: Key to Conversion Success 2014

“Chief Strategy Officer”, an interesting title.  And in these unsure times, may be just what healthcare practices need.  Everyone is under the pressure of what will happen next. How do we capitalize our strengths, minimize our weaknesses, deal with the healthcare exchanges,...
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Medical Management Services-ICD 10 Provider
31
JAN
2014

ICD 10 Provider and Staff Changes

New studies indicate that new habits take about 2 months to become routine.  That means the new EHR takes 60 days to even get used to, much less take advantage of cost savings associated with using.  For providers, the habit of documentation (and it is a habit) will take some...
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Medical Management Services Patient Communication
24
JAN
2014

Patient and Physician Communication: Still Critical

Physician and patient communication is at the heart of empowering positive outcomes. As payment models shift from payment for activity to payment for outcomes how to be a more effective at communication should be at the top of physician lists to improve. The basics of...
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Medical Management Services-ICD 10 Readiness
22
JAN
2014

Hints for Healthcare Practices Looking for ICD 10 Solutions

Since 1977 healthcare practices have been using ICD 9.  It’s become familiar and habitual.  Everyone knows exactly where on the superbill the appropriate diagnosis is for the patient just seen.  The prompting box is checked along with the procedure and off the superbill goes into...
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Medical Management Services- EHR 2014
20
JAN
2014

Taking the Next Step with Your EHR

Your practice has bought an EHR system.  Although you have struggled with implementing, providers and staff are now familiar with the product and you are using daily in your practice.  What’s the next step?  How can you use digital records to decrease cost and improve clinical...
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Medical Management Services-Healthcare Practice in 2014
02
JAN
2014

2014 Focus for Healthcare Practices

2014 holds many challenges for healthcare practices.  Being prepared is vital to the success of each practice.  Of course there are the routine things that practices need to be aware of at the beginning of each year:  contracts with payers need to be examined and re-negotiated...
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Medical Management Services-Team Building
02
DEC
2013

Healthcare Practices and Corporate Culture

“A blend of the values, beliefs, taboos, symbols, rituals and myths all companies develop over time” is the way corporate culture is most often defined.  One thing is true, whether you formally define your culture or not, a corporate culture exists in your practice. In a recent...
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Medical Management Services-Healthcare Practice
18
NOV
2013

5 Things Your Healthcare Practice Should Be Focused On

In the time it takes you to read this blog, 57% of your patients will be asked a question about what doctor they use….why they like or dislike.  Do you know what they are saying?  If you don’t then you are not listening. Expectations are high, patients are smarter, the internet...
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Medical Management Services-Healthcare Consultant
11
NOV
2013

Need Assistance? How to Rate Healthcare Consultants

Even as hospitals are cutting jobs because of decreased MCR/MCD payments, larger MCD populations in those states that opted in to ACA and baby boomers turning 65; practices and facilities are looking to consultants help them chart their way through the next 5 years of...
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Medical Management Services-Obamacare
30
OCT
2013

High Deductibles Require New Look at Healthcare Practice Policies

One of the by-products of the Affordable Care Act, the so called Obama Care, is the rise of high deductibles.  High deductibles have always been around; the difference is this…..volume.  In most practices, the volume of high deductibles has been sparse as most patients are either...
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