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5 steps to take now to prepare for ICD-10

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.


Use EHR as a powerful tool in the ICD-10 transition

The transition 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.


How EHR can create a better patient experience

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 … Continued


Achieving meaningful use in private practice – stage 2

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.


How to use AdvancedMD to master your revenue cycle

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

Now, more than ever, medical providers are facing pressure to focus on the business side of their practices in order to remain profitable – or, in many cases, just to keep the doors open. Once considered an annoying distraction from more important clinical work, escalating practice management and clinical efficiency/documentation issues have sent providers scrambling … Continued


What you should know about ICD-10 codes

In this guide we’ll explore what it will require to transition to ICD-10 CM/PCS. This tremendous effort can incur incredible cost for private health care organizations. The root of the issue, as we have recently learned from the HIPAA Format 5010 transition, goes much deeper than merely upgrading billing staff acumen. It stems from legacy … Continued


Decrease costs & increase revenue

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.


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Jed Shay, MD
The Pain Care Center

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Estaban Lavato, MD
La Loma Medical Center

“Having integrated practice management and EHR is absolutely wonderful, you don’t have to flip back and forth between systems—all of your information is at hand when needed.”

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