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Hey Doctors and administrators, I know you have frustrations and issues that plague you in this volatile healthcare environment. Tell my readers what’s bugging you. What you share with them can lead to a discussion where everyone benefits. So follow this blog and let’s talk. Judy Capko is one of America’s leading practice management and […]

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Staff Can Make a Difference! Set up solid financial policies the physicians will endorse and establish methods to improve collection of patient payments. Here’s six actions you can take: 1. When a patient schedules an appointment verify address, employer and benefits. Also remind him or her the amount due on the account.2. Review patient accounts […]

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Are you taking a hit on revenue?If you are not analyzing your reimbursement from different payer source and don’t have a clear understanding of what it cost to see a patient you may be taking a hit that you can’t afford. Start with understanding the basic cost for you to see a patient. Take your […]

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Power-up your website If you don’t have a website get one. If you do have one, enhance it and make it all it can be! It will save staff and physicians time. Most patients already use the Internet. They use it to make airline reservations, check the weather, follow their investments and get information. Better […]

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How EHR Stimulus Funds Are Distributed Last week’s blog was a brief primer on what you should know about electronic health records including some information about how the government is beginning the process of defining meaningful use of EHR application that is essential to qualify for stimulus funds available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment […]

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The government’s push for physicians to get on board with electronic health records, EHRs, is outlined in the passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, ARRA, of 2009 which has changed the landscape regarding electronic medical records. Federal stimulus funds are available that promise as much as $44,000 per physician to implement EHRs before […]

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So many doctors are disenchanted with medicine – the regulations, the restrictions, the expense, and sometimes the patients’ attitude. It’s easy to understand how after all the years they dedicated to education, training and building a patient base they are singing the blues. Practicing medicine just isn’t what it use to be and certainly isn’t […]

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Patients first. Patients are a priority in every practice, in fact, they are the purpose. So why don’t doctors pay closer attention to patient complaints? The top three complaints all have to do with time and these issues can be solved. What bugs patients?? 1. Waiting more than 1/2 hour in the office2. Waiting too […]

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