• More and more medical service providers all over the world are beginning to use specialized software referred to as electronic medical records. This software offers many advantages in terms of efficiency, design and functionality. First of all, when it comes to design, physicians can either choose a complete electronic medical records package, or a custom-made one. In the first case, the package can be designed for different types of practices: larger or smaller ones. In the case of custom-made software, physicians can choose from a list of options and create the electronic medical records package that suits them best. This software may come in the form of a database located in the practice, or may be accessible over the Internet. In terms of functionality, these programs offer endless possibilities, such as issuing electronic reports and allowing doctors to sign them, or customizing the way the information is presented. Other very
  • There are many reasons to implement medical management software in a dental office. Without dental practice management software, offices are probably working with an outdated system to manage their records, schedules, billing and other data. Some of the features of a good dental software package include organization of medical records, scheduling, charging, checkout, claims management and collections. And all of these tasks can be completed in one medical management software system. Medical records need to be captured, stored and organized in a dental office, which can be done easily with dental practice management software. Scanned medical records can be stored, including demographics, insurance data, financial history and appointments. A good dental software system allows users to easily steer through these databases with features like lists, alerts, tracking, memos and e-mail features to communicate with patients. The hectic job of scheduling is also made easier with medical management software. Dental office
  • Doctors’ practices are increasingly trying to reach their patients online. But don’t expect your doctor to “friend” you on Facebook – at least, not just yet. Physicians generally draw a line: Public professional pages – focused on medicine, similar to those other businesses offer – are catching on. Some might email with patients. But doctors aren’t ready to share vacation photos and other more intimate details with patients, or even to advise them on medication or treatment options via private chats. They’re hesitant to blur the lines between personal lives and professional work and nervous about the privacy issues that could arise in discussing specific medical concerns on most Internet platforms.  Some of that may eventually change. One group, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, broke new ground this year in its latest social media guidelines. It declined to advise members against becoming Facebook friends, instead leaving it to
  • Medical billing software is constantly a subject of debate for many users as well as for those who create it. Reviews are probably the best way to decide when in doubt a specific software one might want to use. You can find out many important facts regarding the function and use of certain types of billing software as well as the limitations they have in respect to the work you might want them to do. The Lytec medical billing system is the one that gathers almost all the superlative reviews. Both computer experts and users of Lytec medical billing system agree that it has many positives, among which the clear interface and the simple approach to the billing process are the most frequently mentioned. The advantages provided by the Lytec medical billing system arise from its structure. Claims management, patient billing, insurance, and scheduling are tracked in a single package,
  • Despite the enormous amount of knowledge that was imparted upon you during your education, perhaps one of the most important elements of maintaining a successful practice was, most likely, barely touched upon. The concept of quality healthcare is not complete without a rigorous discussion of patient satisfaction. A good physician/patient relationship is a crucial element of a successful practice. The fact that patients do not complain does not necessarily mean they are satisfied with the care they are receiving. Let’s face it — in the big picture, seemingly no matter which profession, a majority of complaints to licensing boards do not revolve around specific practice-based issues. Instead, those complaints tend to be based on client-expectation issues. From this, we can make the claim that happy clients do not tend to complain. If your practice can meet your patients’ expectations, then your patients will more than likely react favorably by continuing
  • Healthcare facilities require the most up-to-date physician billing software in order to keep up with today’s complex Medicaid billing system. As if medical practice billing isn’t already complicated enough, Medicaid has many complicated rules and regulations that healthcare professionals must keep up with. Software for medical billing must be versatile and security-sensitive to keep up with Medicaid’s demands. It is important to work with Medicaid, because they subsidize healthcare costs for low-income people. Physician billing software is designed to manage, track and control all kinds of medical practice billing, but Medicaid recipients are billed differently than other patients. Medicaid billing is paid through government agencies rather than by the patient or their insurance, so an office’s software for medical billing must be versatile enough to handle this different payment. With Medicaid-sensitive physician billing software, healthcare providers will be able to serve more patients. There are many people who rely on
  • Some dentist’s offices are hesitant to transfer their patient records to dental software programs. While the possible benefits of dental practice management software is hard to deny, the question of user-friendliness still remains. Dental office software should also be cost-efficient and versatile enough to handle all the tasks that any dentist’s office demands. Implementing a new dental software program into an office requires training for all the employees to be able to use it and benefit from it. Learning to use dental practice management software might be like learning to ride a bike the first time for administrative staff in the office. Most software programs take a few days of training and a learning curve period, but once everyone has the hang of it they’ll never forget. And after everyone gets the hang of it, they’ll be able to work faster and more efficiently than they ever before. Concerns about
  • The chiropractic field is on high demand nowadays, but the chiropractor’s job isn’t an easy one. Besides taking care of patients, chiropractors have also to find time to perform the different task required in a chiropractic office. Because they need to find ways to improve the business and make it properly work, they’ve started to use chiropractic software. Also, they can find various types of software, depending on their particular needs. The best way to search for the right chiropractic software for your business is through the internet. Even if you can find a lot of information about these programs, it is quite difficult to find the right software for your chiropractic office. These programs can be used in every chiropractic office. What’s great at this chiropractic software is that it can help you save time which can be spent taking care of patients. Thanks to these programs you can
  • PhysBizTech Eligible professionals (EPs) and selected group practices will have the opportunity to request a significant hardship exemption for the 2013 e-prescribing (eRx) payment adjustment via the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) Quality Reporting Communication Support Page. The window for entering hardship requests begins Nov. 1, 2013, and runs through Jan. 31, 2013. On May 15, Medical Group Management Association CEO Susan Turney, MD wrote to CMS Acting Administrator Marilyn Tavenner expressing concern that EPs “face great difficulty understanding the criteria for avoiding e-prescribing penalties annually as each year the requirements, deadlines and timeframes for reporting have changed significantly.” Turney asked that CMS use its regulatory authority to change it approach of applying penalties in one year based on a prior year’s reporting activity. Turney further urged CMS “to deem all physicians that meet Meaningful Use requirements (and therefore e-prescribe and report clinical quality measures under that program) as
  • It’s that time of year to consult with your tax preparer or accountant to see what office deductions may be possible for the 2016 calendar year.  If you haven’t purchased your Lytec upgrade or transitioned over to the CureMD PM/EHR software yet, you better get moving! What is the Section 179 Deduction? Most people think the Section 179 deduction is some mysterious or complicated tax code. It really isn’t, as you will see below. Essentially, Section 179 of the IRS tax code allows businesses to deduct the full purchase price of qualifying equipment and/or software purchased or financed during the tax year. That means that if you buy (or lease) a piece of qualifying equipment, you can deduct the FULL PURCHASE PRICE from your gross income. It’s an incentive created by the U.S. government to encourage businesses to buy equipment and invest in themselves. Several years ago, Section 179 was
  • Recommend full hand-hygiene compliance, use of personal protective equipment Public health authorities have issued new guidelines to protect workers who treat patients exposed to the Zika virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  has warned small, localized outbreaks of the virus are likely in the U.S. in the near future. The guidelines provide recommendations for healthcare workers, the safety of whom was a major issue in 2014 amid concerns over the spread of Ebola. Healthcare workers must use standard precautions such as full hand-hygiene compliance and use of personal protective equipment during contact with potentially hazardous materials such as blood or laboratory samples. Hand-hygiene protocols should involve alcohol-based hand rubs that are at least 60 percent alcohol or, in the case of visibly-soiled hands, soap and water. Healthcare workers must also properly dispose of potentially-contaminated sharps, reporting any needlesticks or lacerations to supervisors, the guidelines state. In circumstances where risk