Dear valued client:
As we’ve entered the holidays and 2016 comes to a close, it’s an ideal time to reflect on what we’ve accomplished and the plans we have to come.
The year for AdvancedMD has been one of growth and opportunity as we invested more than $15,000,000 into product development. We added AdvancedTelemedicine, to help you treat more patients without taking on more overhead and AdvancedBenchmarking to help you understand how your financial performance and key metrics compare among your peers. We added electronic prescriptions, AdvancedRx and redesigned the report center, patient kiosk and front office user interface, added appointment reminders and scheduler, furthered browser agnostic, and made countless upgrades to the EHR. We made a large investment to the client communications hub, NEST, and re-launched our tremendously successful user conference, EVO.
Our integrated practice workflow is designed to meet the increasing complexity of today’s healthcare environment. We’re very proud of all we’ve achieved at AdvancedMD and we look forward to further integrating and optimizing workflow in more areas of your practice in 2017 to help you improve business operations, revenues, and ultimately, deliver better patient care.
I appreciate your continued support and dedication to making AdvancedMD better. AdvancedMD is helping independent physicians around the country prepare for your most rewarding year yet. We’re grateful for the opportunity to help you remain independent by choice. I invite you to please share this newsletter with everyone in your practice.
From our family to yours, we wish you a happy holiday and a prosperous new year.
Raul Villar, Jr.
2nd Annual Healthcare Innovator of the Year Awards
What does it mean to be an innovator in healthcare? Despite overwhelming healthcare policy, reimbursements, operational and staffing complexities, among many other challenges, leading independent physician practices and medical billing services are boldly moving forward to create the healthcare of the future. This award recognizes the leaders in healthcare who are strategically leveraging information technology to improve quality care, patient safety, and practice workflow and revenues.
AdvancedMD is honored to recognize these practices and billing services with our Innovator of the Year award. Each has made strides in advancing and directing the course of AdvancedMD and the healthcare industry by creating a best-in-technology practice of the future.
Congratulations to the following winners:
Lake Erie Medical Services – Fredonia, NY
Awarded for exceptional use of AdvancedPM, AdvancedEHR, AdvancedEPCS, AdvancedInsight and Integrated Fax
AVORS Medical Group – Lancaster, CA
Awarded for exceptional use of AdvancedPM, AdvancedEHR, AdvancedEPCS and AdvancedInsight and serve as a Practice Fusion integration partner
Legacy Heartcare – Ft Worth, TX
Awarded for exceptional use of AdvancedPM, AdvancedEHR, AdvancedBilling and Integrated Fax
Phycinity PLLC – Cameron, NC
Awarded for exceptional use AdvancedPatient, AdvancedPM, AdvancedEHR, AdvancedInsight and Integrated Fax
Midwife’s Billing Service – Orange, MA
Awarded for exceptional use of AdvancedPM, AdvancedScheduling, AdvancedBilling and AdvancedInsight
Professional Billing & Management Services – Modesto, CA
Awarded for exceptional use of AdvancedScheduling, AdvancedPM, AdvancedBenchmarking and AdvancedInsight
Most Downloaded AdvancedMD Assets in 2016
We looked through our many assets, from eGuides and videos, to website product pages, and looked at the amount of page views each one had over the year. We’ve decided to highlight three clear winners from each of the categories.
Top three eGuides
After CMS’s release of the 2,398-page final ruling for MACRA, we decided you should have something less painful to read. In fact, we have reading material you¹ll actually enjoy. And it’s all free.
Here are our 3 highest-rated eGuides of 2016. Read them, enjoy them, then use the tips to improve your workflows, clinical outcomes & revenue.
How to optimize your practice tasks & workflows
Streamlining your practice doesn¹t have to read like a mystery novel. A few simple tweaks are all it takes to eliminate roadblocks, increase efficiency & improve productivity. Read our guide to get the guidance you need to start 2017 at the top of your game.
Best practices to improve patient payments
There’s nothing funny about a modest bottom line. Read this eGuide to take your finances from a comedy to fast-paced action story. You’ll learn how to collect more patient payments, process them faster & avoid sending outstanding balances to collections.
How EHR can create a better patient experience
Here’s some self-help reading that does more than just make you feel good. It helps you leverage your EHR to offer the patient-centric care that will improve your clinical outcomes & have patients giving you rave reviews. Read it now to get a head start on a successful 2017.
Top three videos
Throw on some sweat pants, grab the popcorn & hit the sofa. It’s time for a little binge-watching. For your viewing pleasure, here are our 3 most-watched videos of 2016.
AdvancedMD for the front office
Here’s a little flick about people, processes & pleasant check-ins. It doesn’t have much drama, which is just how your patients like it. Watch to see how AdvancedMD can help your front desk staff get rave reviews with streamlined check-in, insurance verification, copay collection & scheduling processes.
In-house billing with AdvancedMD
If you liked Wall Street, you’ll love our in-house billing demo. It has all of the capital without any of the sweat-inducing tension. Watch to see why high-performing practices think features like automatic claims scrubbing, an integrated clearinghouse & customized financial reporting make AdvancedBilling a hit.
AdvancedEHR for the physician
AdvancedEHR for docs is like Grey’s Anatomy without the angst-ridden residents & love triangles. It’s chock-full of clever ideas & quick-paced processes though – like customizable specialty templates, electronic prescribing & mobile app access. Watch this sneak preview to see why AdvancedEHR is a fan favorite.
Top three product pages
The holiday season is a time for family, food, celebration & gift-giving – lots of gift-giving. So why not buy yourself a gift that will keep giving back to your practice for years to come?
Check out our 3 highest-rated products of 2016. They don’t come gift-wrapped but you’ll like them so much that you definitely won’t be returning them. Unlike that sweater your sister gave you.
The EHR system that helps you chart without a hassle
You didn’t become a doctor to do data entry. That’s why AdvancedEHR is designed to help you chart faster so you can focus on your patients. Features like customizable specialty templates, electronic prescribing & mobile app access eliminate all your little headaches. Oh, yeah, it helps you report for MACRA, too – now there’s a gift you really want.
The in-house billing system that boosts your bottom line
Most people start January feeling a little financially deflated after all that holiday shopping. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could kick off 2017 with a bigger bottom line instead? AdvancedBilling helps you increase revenue with automatic claims scrubbing, a built-in clearinghouse & customizable financial reporting. It’s time to stuff your wallet instead of your stocking.
The practice management system that saves you time & money
Efficiency is everything in a busy medical practice. AdvancedPM helps you save time & money by streamlining outdated scheduling & billing processes with features like a central A/R control center, EHR integration & insightful financial reporting. Unwrap this baby in December & you’ll be joining the top-performing practices in January.