The Mobile Physician
Mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, are already changing the way doctors treat, communicate, and interact with their patients. Adopting these new technologies is critical to staying competitive, profitable and—simply put—in business. This guide discusses how data access transforms healthcare. It provides insight on how mobile solutions can empower your practice and physicians to achieve true mobility.
Creating High Financial Performance in Private Practice
Top-performing physicians care about two things: patient care and financial performance. Because a practice’s financial health directly affects the ability to provide excellent care, top physicians carefully evaluate billing procedures in order to collect all available. This guide illustrates why medical billing processes, staff, and technologies are critical factors in maximizing revenue capture.
Patient Portals: The Key to Patient Engagement
Fueled by patient demands and Meaningful Use requirements, the need to get patients involved in their own health management, and giving them a convenient platform to do so, is important. Providing a platform for patient access is the most important step to encourage engagement.
Rebound! 5 Steps in Disaster Recovery Planning
One natural disaster could devastate a private practice. Due to limited resources, physicians must design and implement a comprehensive, effective disaster recovery plan. Learn to identify potential areas of risk, create contingency plans, and testing your plan.
Creating Five-Star Service: Improving the Patient Experience with EHR
Patient turnover threatens a practice's financial stability. With several economic factors impacting small private practices, fostering loyalty with patients is more important than ever. An investment in EHR is an investment in your patients.
A Thoughtful Approach to EHR Implementation
Implementing an EHR solution can be a formidable challenge as many private practices are learning. Learn the 5 steps to a successful implementation and what to avoid.
5 Steps to Add to Your ICD-10 Plan
Physicians understand the future of a practice relies on a complete, well-designed conversion plan. You may have already developed a preliminary conversion plan, but there is more work to be done. Read five more steps you must take in ICD-10 conversion.
ICD-10: 5 Steps to Take Now
Due to the numerous upgrades that will be needed to both software systems and manual processes, healthcare providers must begin preparing now. Those who do not take steps immediately put the stability and financial health of their private practice at risk.
EHR: A Powerful Tool in ICD-10 Conversion
The conversion to the new ICD-10 coding set will demand incredible effort from the medical community and, if not proactively addressed, could cause major disruptions for private practices. Learn the five things you should consider when selecting an EHR and billing system that can support ICD-10
A Better Patient Experience with EHR
The average practice will lose up to 25% of its patients this year. This represents a potential revenue loss of $250,000. In a tough economic climate, you must foster loyalty with your patients in order to survive. Top-of-class physicians have turned to EHR to improve controllable factors leading to patient churn.
Interoperability: Not Just a Buzzword
You may not be able to define EHR interoperability, but you can’t ignore it. It's impacting your private practice, especially if you don’t have it. Manual, paper processes are time-consuming and expensive. The ability to share patient information is a driving force behind EHR - better information leads to better health outcomes.
A Case for EHR: 5 Myths of Remaining Status Quo
When considering EHR, practices often remain status quo because it seems easier and less expensive than adopting change—but this way of thinking is shortsighted and could drain thousands in profits—up to $42,000 per year, per physician. Learn the five myths of remaining status quo, why you may being held back, and the impact to your bottom line.
Achieving Meaningful Use in Private Practice:
A close examination of Stage 2 requirements
Stage 2 focuses on many Stage 1 requirements, however, many optional objectives will become mandatory, including a special focus on electronic health record exchange with patients and other providers. Learn what you need to do today to qualify for maximum reimbursement.
Revenue Cycle Mastery
Use the tools and reports within AdvancedMD to support industry standard best practices in revenue cycle management. To further leverage your AdvancedMD practice management system and secure reimbursements, we created AdvancedMD Training and Companion Guide to step you through each stage.
Medical Practice Optimization
Many physicians have discovered they can apply a clinical discipline-type approach to resolving business problems and achieve outstanding outcomes. Highly capable electronic technology and implementation frameworks are now available to help practices achieve desired results.
How to Select a Billing Service
Best-in-class billing services do far more than just process claims. They follow up with insurance companies, appeal denials, work rejections, no-pays and slow-pays; they offer tools to boost your revenue; they manage patient payment plans, and monthly statement cycles. Learn what to ask in your evaluation.
A Prescription for ePrescribing: How to Make It Work for Your Practice
Electronic prescribing can be a fairly simple project in your practice,
but you’ll need to understand how it can fit into your work flow. This
article will provide tips to get started and how to integrate
ePrescribing into the physician and nurse work day. You will learn how
to realize cost savings and how ePrescribing can be a stepping stone to
What You Should Know About ICD-10 Codes
Understand the facts, the timing, and the impact. Moving to ICD-10 CM/PCS will require a tremendous effort and incur incredible cost for health care organizations. Many medical organizations have not begun the implementation process and are expecting the date for implementation to be delayed. That is a misconception and could affect the health of the organization. The countdown is now. Don’t delay planning for implementation. The health of your medical organization depends on it!
Decrease Costs & Increase Revenues
Market analysts estimate that the U.S. Healthcare System is so inefficient that 24 cents out of every dollar are wasted on administrative and billing expenses. This article discusses why outdated office technology and software can impact the bottom line with inefficient billing processes and superfluous administrative expenses.
Prepare for the Age of Quality Tracking
As the medical industry moves physicians toward a value-based payment model and away from the traditional fee-for-service model, the need for data capture, reporting features and tools to help with care coordination become critical. AdvancedMD EHR was designed from the ground up to support this new world, including features as “value identification”, the SNOMED CT coding structure for identifying each discrete value field, and the ability to capture key data points as part of the normal clinical workflow. AdvancedMD EHR includes HealthWatcher, a care monitoring and alert tool. It is designed to help medical staff stay on top of each patient care coordination step once a patient has been put on a treatment plan. Use this guide to better understand the value of a well-designed EHR in the age of quality tracking and care coordination.