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Month: July 2016

Six Steps to Lock Down Patient Data
Practice Management

Six Steps to Lock Down Patient Data

Think your practice is too small for a data breach to occur? Think again. It’s vital to stay on the right side of HIPAA requirements for data security. This isn’t always easy and can cost a significant amount, but in general, locking down data is less expensive than damage control after a breach. Breaches of

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Small Practices Contribute High Value
Practice Management

Physician Owned Small Practices Contribute High Value

Smaller physician-owned practices have a lot to contribute to the healthcare conversation, even when practice consolidation and hospital ownership are the name of the care delivery game in many areas. This insight comes not from a lonely rural practitioner, but from Dr. Farzad Mostashari, former national coordinator for health information technology at the US Department

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Patient Access to Data: Too Much Information? Maybe Not.
Practice Management

Patient Access to Data: Too Much Information? Maybe Not. Improving Your EMR

How much patient information can you share with…your patient? And does your support staff know the answer? Patients’ access to their own health information is a cornerstone of HIPAA, the intent of which is to protect the privacy and security of identifiable health information. However, HIPAA has generated plenty of confusion as to who has

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Practice Management

The EHR Dilemma: Are Scribes Your Best Option? 5 Tips To Make Electronic Medical Record Systems Work.

You don’t need a cadre of studies to tell you that physicians in private practice have to handle more administrative chores than ever. More notable, a recent study found that administrative duties are the top stress producer for most physicians. Data entry and reporting tasks associated with care coordination, value-based purchasing, ICD-10, and population health

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Expert Interview Series: Has ICD-10 Been Worth all the Headaches?
Practice Management

Expert Interview Series: Has ICD-10 Been Worth all the Headaches?

[cmsms_row][cmsms_column data_width=”1/1″][cmsms_text] It’s been 10 months after the rollout of the 10th revision of the International Classification of Disease (ICD-10), a standardized set of codes used to identify diseases and hospital procedures. After the bustle of preparing for the addition of 140,000 new codes, medical practices have had a chance to catch their breaths and

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Does Your Practice Apply Medical Billing Best Practices?
Practice Management

Does Your Practice Apply Medical Billing Best Practices?

Medical billing is one of the most important aspects of running a successful practice, and if done properly, it can increase revenue and profitability. If done improperly without using best practices, however, it can cause all kinds of financial difficulties for your facility and its staff, and this can lead to lowered standards of patient

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Dr. Mitchell Yass
PT Blog

Interview With Dr. Mitchell Yass of MitchellYass.com

Dr. Mitchell Yass, DPT is the creator of the Yass Method for diagnosing and treating chronic pain; author of The Pain Cure Rx released internationally by Hay House Publishing in 2015. Here he talks about how he’s re-thinking how we treat chronic pain. Tell us about your practice. What sets you apart from other practitioners

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Choosing the Right Medical Billing Service: Key to Your Practice’s Success?
Practice Management

Choosing the Right Medical Billing Service: Key to Your Practice’s Success?

Healthcare is increasingly moving to a “consumer driven” model. The good news is that consumers are demanding the right to choose their own practitioners and financing, but the bad news is that this means consumers must also be the sole decision-makers when problems arise. Caught in the crossfire of this evolving model are medical practices

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