Why doctors don’t Facebook with patients

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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… Read more »

Medicare Has ICD-10 Accommodation Period, But What About Others…?

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In early July, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services struck a deal with the American Medical Association in which CMS agreed to a one-year Medicare payment accommodation period after the ICD-10 October 1 compliance date in which claims incorrectly coded would be paid as long as they are coded in the appropriate family of… Read more »

Why Patient Satisfaction Data Matters

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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… Read more »

It’s almost time

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With the ICD-10 transition swiftly approaching, there is actually another event we need to prepare for.  What could it be?  Healthcare professionals have already endured so much this year.  (Cue the dark, dreary music)  The 2015-2016 Influenza season! Based upon some of my research, it appears that in the United States, flu outbreaks usually occur… Read more »

Do Physicians Need Sales Skills?

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Would you like to attract more patient referrals, motivate your staff to be kinder to grumpy patients and increase patient compliance? Your ability to build rapport and influence others is a leadership skill that will serve you well at work, at home, and at play.  What if selling were nothing more than the process of… Read more »

Less than 50 days

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Over the past few weeks, MediPro, Inc. has received an influx of calls and inquiries regarding ICD-10.  We certainly understand this is a large scale transition and it affects everyone in the healthcare industry.  Part of our mission is to educate MediPro customers with the latest news, tools, and resources to help with practice readiness… Read more »

How providers, payers can prepare for consumer-centered healthcare

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  Healthcare Performance Management Institute report: Empowering consumers to manage their own health is critical The healthcare industry is more consumer-centered than ever, and hospital and health system leaders must strategize accordingly, says a new report from the Healthcare Performance Management Institute (HPMI). The transition to value-based healthcare is one of the industry’s top priorities,… Read more »

Clarifying Questions and Answers Related to the July 6, 2015 CMS/AMA Joint Announcement and Guidance Regarding ICD-10 Flexibilities – UPDATE

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As circulated by CMS on 7/31/15: On July 6, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the American Medical Association (AMA) released a joint statement about their efforts to help the provider community get ready for ICD-10. This statement included guidance from CMS that allows for flexibility in the claims auditing and… Read more »