Physician Burnout By the Numbers

Physician burnout is impacting doctors across every specialty and type of practice. Medscape 2019’s National Physicians Burnout & Depression Report sheds light on the details of how burnout is affecting different physicians today. Burnout Across the Board Although burnout is impacting physicians in every specialty and walk of life, there are certain areas that are more at risk….


The Real Automation ROI For Physician Practices

Physician practices want to provide quality care to patients. That is the focus of everything that you do. Non-clinical, back office operations are actually imperative to reaching that goal. Patients cannot receive care if the practice doesn’t get paid. If you are stuck with manual processes, you’re wasting time and money that your practice could…


5 Payment Plans Under New CMS Primary Cares Initiative

On April 22nd, the HHS and CMS announced the new CMS Primary Cares Initiative. The goal of this initiative is to reduce administrative burdens and free up primary care physicians to focus on caring for patients, all while cutting down healthcare costs. This move by CMS shows the continual industry trend towards value-based care. If value-based…


Interoperability Strides Made With FHIR 4 APIs

  HL7 released the latest version of the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources standard – FHIR 4 for short – on January 2nd of this year. There are several reasons that this new standard is driving further interoperability progress in healthcare. Significance of FHIR 4 One of the benefits of the FHIR standard is the flexibility and functionality…


New Medicare Rule Reduces Payment For Hospital-Owned Clinics

Medicare released a new rule this year to reduce reimbursements for off-campus hospital outpatient clinics. These off-campus clinics will now essentially be paid the same as an independent physician clinic. Individual physicians & patients will benefit from the change, while hospitals balk. These are some of the benefits & costs that will result from this new…


Ortho-Implants & Prosthetic Devices Driving Healthcare 3D Printing Market

Orthopaedic ASC’s – pay attention to the 3D printing market. The new healthcare 3D printing market is expanding rapidly and is expected to reach $3.89 by 2022, according to a report by Research & Markets. Some of the main driving forces behind this quick expansion are orthopaedic implants and prosthetic devices. 3D Printing in Healthcare: Some Facts…


What Orthopedic ASCs Need to Know About The Joint Commission’s Certification

INTRODUCTION: The Joint Commission orthopedic certifications provide structure for programs to improve their patient outcomes and reduce patient risk through clinically proven evidence-based care. Certification shows an organization’s commitment to continuous performance improvement & patient care. General Eligibility for Core Certification and Advanced Certification Joint Commission-accredited organization Program has served a minimum of 10 patients Use of…


Tips to Enhance Your Denial Management Process

Healthcare organizations have to deal with denied claims on a regular basis. Despite efforts to keep a low denial rate, many healthcare organizations find that their denial management process is far from foolproof. While you will most likely continue to receive denied claims, these steps will enhance your denial management process. A Foolproof Denial Management…


Payment Trends For Consumers, Providers, & Payers

There’s no doubt that medical bills are a sore subject for many consumers. Healthcare providers also experience frustration when they consider the process of collecting payments. And payers experience dissatisfaction from both sides. These statistics from InstaMed give deeper insight into the three sides of the payment experience. Consumer Payment Experience Payment responsibility is increasing for patients,…


Smart RCM Solutions

Everyone wants to maximize their revenue cycle. There is a lot of information out there about how to best manage your revenue cycle, but it can be difficult to know where to start. Many revenue cycle teams are working really hard, but with little to show for it. The answer is to work smarter, not…


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