Are Integrated Delivery Networks and Hospitals Driving Up Healthcare Costs? MGMA President Halee Fisher-Wright provides some comments including: “We remain concerned that far too much of a practice’s IT investment is tied directly to complying with the ever-increasing number of federal requirements, rather than to providing better patient care” “While technology plays a crucial [...]
Is your practice struggling to get telehealth to work for you? Are your patients resistant to remote visits through telehealth? Are you worried about being adequately reimbursed for telehealth visits? Telligen, in partnership with University of Colorado Practice Innovation Program, is providing practice support to primary care practices, rural health clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers [...]
You’ll no longer have access to Aetna on NaviNet effective May 1, 2020 Availity is now Aetna’s provider portal for all your eligibility and benefits, claims, authorization and referral needs, and more. As a registered Availity provider you can log in today and make sure you’re ready for this move before April 30, 2020. On [...]
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After a six-week recess (ahem, “district work period”), Congress is finally reconvening to commence work on drug-pricing legislation. Click here to read the entire article.
The IPA is working with several groups including the local employers that have requested reports from the Colorado All Payer Claims Database (CO APCD). Individual Project Updates: The ED Utilization project requested by Weld county Department of Public Health has been fully completed and delivered. Both knee projects requested by Larimer County – i.e. knee [...]
Antitrust Challenge and Settlement to the UnitedHealth Group and DaVita Merger Will Safeguard Competition, Cost, and Quality of Healthcare for Seniors in the Colorado Springs Area. Click here to read the article
NCIPA is happy to announce our new partnership with Henry Schein Medical. By leveraging NCIPA’s overall purchasing power, NCIPA has obtained the best prices for medical supplies for our providers. Please contact the IPA for more information on this contract.
One Click Member Contact: Certified Advisor: Financial David B. Mandell, JD, MBA is an attorney in The Law Office of David B. Mandell, PC, author and speaker for Guardian Publishing, LLC and principal of the nationally-known financial consulting firm OJM Group, LLC. [...]
One of the challenges facing many medical practices is how to effectively and uniformly administer the human resources (“HR”) function across a number of offices, oftentimes with a diversity of cultures and historic practices. This article is not going to focus on HR issues unique to a medical workplace, but rather the HR issues unique [...]
By Margaret McGuckin Are you thinking about selling your practice or joining a system? As a former Chief Operating Officer for a large, nationwide practice management company, I experienced physicians that loved working in our management system and those who didn’t. What made the difference? The questions they asked while in the discovery phase of [...]
I use the word prosperous, because building a team is of the utmost importance in creating a successful practice. It can really make or break your success. If your team is unmotivated, it will effect how they interact with your patients, their decision-making, and their efficiency level. If they are motivated and connected to their [...]
By Dice Nakamura National Healthcare Division, ReachLocal, Inc. If you’re like most hospitals or practices, you view inbound phone calls from new patients as a measure of your marketing success. However, that probably means you have no way of quantifying how many of those calls were generated as a result of your local online marketing. [...]
Understanding and using privatepooled income funds for retirement In our roles as tax, legal and financial advisors, we have encountered many clients who can be fairly classified as ‘reluctant’ charitable donors. To clarify, we frequently remind them that, when it comes to their ‘gross’ income and their consequent income tax obligation, there are only three [...]
By Ron Meritt Most physicians look at social media marketing as a luxury and not a necessary part of their business. The healthcare industry consistently sets the pace for innovative science and technology, yet at the same time struggles to keep up in marketing and patient engagement. Social media has proven to be an important [...]
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[joomag width=520 height=550 title=white-paper-series magazineId=0755693001438302683 backgroundColor=ffffff toolbar=5a898a,50 ] About Paul Edwards Paul Edwards has over 25 years’ experience as a manager and owner. As CEO and Co-Founder of CEDR HR Solutions, Paul is an expert in human resources. His employment litigation avoidance techniques and customized employee handbooks have helped hundreds of medical offices in all [...]
About Paul Edwards Paul Edwards has over 25 years’ experience as a manager and owner. As CEO and Co-Founder of CEDR HR Solutions, Paul is an expert in human resources. His employment litigation avoidance techniques and customized employee handbooks have helped hundreds of medical offices in all 50 states successfully solve employee issues. He is [...]
By Paul Edwards Job descriptions are often the last item on a long list of to-dos when it comes to your employees. However, job descriptions are an essential tool in managing your employees and reducing your risk of liability. What makes them so powerful? Job descriptions are a written summary of the job duties and [...]
By Paul Edwards A great hiring tool that all medical office managers and doctors should have in their arsenal is the “behavioral interview.” What is a behavioral interview, you may ask? To get a better understanding of what a behavior-based interview is, we should first look at what is considered a “traditional” interview. In a [...]
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